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Fix for shoes with slippery bottom

Maybe everyone already knows this, but I found something to make the bottoms of my kitten heel mules stop slipping.

 

I don't wear them often, but without backs, they are like wearing house slippers....and can be slipperyCat Very Happy

 

Tried sanding them...no luck. 

 

Stopped at my local hardware and got a strip of "3M Safety Walk."  This is the stuff you can tape on to steps and elsewhere to stop slips.

 

You cut to size and it sticks like glue!

 

I've cut a strip about 3 inches long and glued it to the bottom of those heels. 

 

No more slipping!

 

Now, if I an just walk in them without walking OUT of them Cat LOL

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Re: Fix for shoes with slippery bottom

They also sell patches in the drugstore for this, in the foot aisle. I used to put them on every single pair of shoes as a precaution.  Works very well, same thing as you're describing but already shaped for the shoe and has an peel and stick adhesive back.. I think Dr. Scholls makes it? Not sure of the brand.

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Re: Fix for shoes with slippery bottom

Sandpaper the bottom of slick new shoes.

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Re: Fix for shoes with slippery bottom

@iMW 

 

Tried that with these and they just got slicker!

 

They are cheap shoes and likely will not survive but a few wearings, but, I didn't want to kill myself wearing them the first time out Cat Very Happy

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Re: Fix for shoes with slippery bottom

@Grouchomarx 

 

I suspected something like that was out there.  Will have to check for them next time I'm at a bigger store.

 

Didn't want to drive this morning and the Ace Hardware was the closest place other than the Dollar Store. 

 

Will check there, too.

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Re: Fix for shoes with slippery bottom

I use a large 10/penney nail to scratch up the bottom of the shoes.

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Re: Fix for shoes with slippery bottom

Hd a couple pairs like that---got rid of them ASAP.

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Re: Fix for shoes with slippery bottom

I use coarse sandpaper on the bottom.Works every time.

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Re: Fix for shoes with slippery bottom


@Nicksmom wrote:

I use coarse sandpaper on the bottom.Works every time.


@Nicksmom. So do I.

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Re: Fix for shoes with slippery bottom

@Witchy Woman These are self adhesive non slip pads from amazon.  They need to go on new bottoms for max contact.

 

High Quality Adhesive Self-Adhesive Anti-Slip Stick Pad for Shoes Upgraded Skid Proof Sole Stick Protector (5 Pairs)