How To Fix Slippery Shoes
A great pair of shoes can help anyone conquer the world in front of them. However, some fabulous footwear doesn’t fit all the criteria’s needed to make them the perfect pair. Some shoes are too big, too small, pinchy, unsupported, or slippery. Most of these issues can be discovered just by trying them on. Unfortunately, slippery shoes might only be realized after you have them out on the town. So what are some ways how to fix slippery shoes?
Shoe Sole Grips
There are shoe sole grips that can be placed on the bottom of the shoes that feel like a sandpaper sticker. They are easy to apply, just peel and stick. This option lasts for a while depending on how many miles the soles take on.
Duct Tape Fixes Everything
The magic of duct tape can help you fix something that’s broken or remove a wart. In addition, if you are out on the town and slipping all over the place, find yourself some duct tape. Break off about an inch and a half and place on the bottom of each shoe. The duct tape can still have a little slip, but it will gather much more traction than without it.
To make it have more traction, scratch the sole with the duct tape in place against the blacktop or the concrete sidewalk. The scratches in the tape will be like groves that can hug the ground better.
Hairspray for a Temporary Fix
Hairspray isn’t only for keeping your hair in place. Spraying the bottom of your shoes with hairspray will leave a tacky grip that can make it more bearable to walk. It won’t last, but it will work for an evening.
Spray the sole generously. Wait a minute for it to almost dry completely. A little bit of stick will do the trick.
Sandpaper to Scratch the Surface
Using fine-grit sandpaper on the sole of your shoes will allow enough groves to provide more traction. Scratch the surface in a circular motion or in a side-to-side sweep. Do not over-sand the sole. The point is to gain traction, not make the shoes look rustic with sandpaper. By over-sanding, you could make it smooth again or potentially damage the sole.
Any of these options can help you gain some traction on a night out. The peel and stick option is the most reliable. However, I’ve used the duct tape option on several occasions with great success. Nevertheless, use what you got to stay sturdy on your night out since not all shoes are created equal.
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