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Questions tagged [shoes]

Hacks related to the improvement, utilization, improvisation, etc., of shoes.

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How to avoid ruining the heel of shoes

On the inside of my shoes I often get this issue: Can i fix it without going to a shoe repair? would it be expensive to fix and how to avoid it in the future? It happens to all my shoes...
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How to prevent foot odour or reduce the smell?

I have a huge problem with my feet. when I put my foot in my shoes for 10 minutes my feet get a very bad smell that I can't even think about it. and if I go to school for 8 hrs, the smell will not ...
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Tying shoelaces without discomfort

People with back problems or large stomachs tend to find it extremely difficult to reach their shoe laces and can be a source of great discomfort. Is there a solution to this?
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How to remove reddish brown boot dye from boots and make them a nice brown

I have a pair of leather boots that are this reddish brown color. I would like to strip them and then dye them a darker tan/brown color. Any suggestions?
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Temporary way to remedy untied shoelaces

I own different shoes like Adidas track shoes using drawstring laces and Sperry Boat Shoes that uses leather laces. (Pardon me if I wrongly describe the facts-) Frankly speaking, I’m not too good at ...
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Squeaking sneakers

I have been wearing my new sneakers for a few weeks now and they keep squeaking. I tried the powder trick, and it worked for only one shoe. I then tried walking in the other one without the insole, ...
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How can I polish shoes without getting shoe polish on my hands?

When I polish shoes, I always get shoe polish on my hands. How can I avoid this?
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How to wash the inside of a smelly leather shoe?

I have a leather shoe which is starting to have a very unpleasant smell. I'm wondering if anybody had any success cleaning this kind of shoes using baking soda with white vinegar as it's mentioned on ...
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How to remove wet mud from leather shoes

My Leather shoes are covered in wet mud. They are Ahnu, Karma sandal shoes, with a stitched pattern. If I let it dry, they will be permanently disfigured. Do I hose them down, or wipe them and bring ...
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How to dry shoes quickly after washing them?

I washed my shoes some 72 hours ago; at the moment they are still too damp for me to wear. I know that there are shoe dryers available, but that is not what I want because I only wash my shoes ...
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How do you remove ‘grease’ stains from grey leather boots

I bought an expensive ankle boot but I somehow got some darker grey spots on them. I expect it maybe an oily substance and so I tried using dish soap and scrubbed them but it left a darker scrubbed ...
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How to make leather sneakers black again, but not shiny?

I have these leather sneakers: They are scuffed now, and in those regions the black has become a grayish worn color. When I wipe these shoes with a damp cloth, they change to a nice black matte ...
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How to prolong the life of kids shoes, worn on the toe?

As a parent I see that my kids' shoes get worn out on the toes first. Is there a way to prolong the life of the shoe, either by protecting the toe area, or repairing it? I tried a small piece of ...
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How to measure shoe size (of Dr. Martens boots)?

I have a old, broken pair of Dr. Martens boots. (We use them now to grow plants in it). I want to order the same size again, but the number is gone, the printing is not readable any more. How should ...
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Repair tear/hole on EVA sole

My shoe got caught by a closing aluminum door and the edge of the door punched a hole on the EVA sole. What would be the best way to fix it? Would rubber cement be a good patch for this? UPDATE ...
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What is the best way to clean this pair of sneakers soaked in muddy water before?

The sneaker is made mainly of non-plastic woven fabric with some part being leather (and of course the sole part is rubber). I tried wiping them with moist tissue paper but it does not work so well ...
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What can i use to stop my military boots from squeeking on tile floors? [duplicate]

Kids keep laughing and it sucks having to deal with that in highschool,so what can I do?
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How can I store shoes in small spaces?

My friend just moved to a new apartment and the storage spaces for his clothes (cabinets, etc.) seem small and can only fit small things. He wants to know if there is a way to store his shoes (a lot) ...
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How to fix colour of suede shoes after cleaning

I have my suede shoes that needed to be cleaned. So I bought a cleaning kit for suede shoes, the way it said to use was to. Pour generous amount of liquid in a bowl full of water, dip the brush ...
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Extra shoes for Inline Skating

I skate around the city sometimes, but out of courtesy (and sometimes the law) I can't wear my skates indoors, so I must switch to shoes. Is there good way to carry shoes around, aside from jamming ...
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New trainers - leaky sole!

I recently got some new trainers (Adidas Neo) and oddly, the left shoe seems to have sprung a leak. There are no apparent holes in the sole (heck, I can't see any wear on them at all!) and its not ...
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Remove wet sand and mud from shoes

I was running, and i must have zoned out, because the next thing i knew, I had ran into a sand pit. It had just rained the other day,so the sand was really muddy, and now they are covered in dried mud/...
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How to prevent feet from getting sore after standing all day long

What are some good methods or techniques to prevent a person's feet from getting sore when standing all day long, such as using a stand up desk at work, or people who have to stand in restaurants or ...
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How to increase shoe size

I have a shoe that I've been using for close to a year now and now it feels very tight when I put it on, is there anything I can do to enlarge the size other than getting a new one? I want to know if ...
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Remove used engine oil stain from running shoes

I have a pair of Adidas Los Angeles Denim running shoes the same as these. Apparently they have a denim upper which is printed with a pattern. Over the weekend I was changing the oil on my car and ...
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How to deodorize the bad odour in footwear due to wetness?

During rainy season, footwear is often wet and due to moisture in air and cloudy weather, it takes time to dry. And it ends up with odour which is very unpleasant in nature.
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How do I install an aglet on my shoelace?

Those little plastic or metal tubes on the end of shoelaces are called aglets. One of mine fell off the end of my lace. Neither the aglet nor the lace are damaged, but it's likely impossible to just ...
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How to fix shoes worn out inside?

I have a pair of shoes that still look great outside but are worn out inside such that they cause a bit of discomfort. They are men shoes that one usually wears in the office. They have about 1cm ...
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How to keep my shoes dry and smell-free when I'm living in a tent for 2 months? [duplicate]

I could only remove them for the night, but the weather wouldn't always be dry, and even if it is - it would get moist inside the tent and damp during the night outside. So how do I keep my shoes ...
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Make torn patent leather look less ugly?

I have a pair of Dr. Marten's boots that have just worn-in in terms of starting to feel good on my feet. Structurally, I expect to get a few years of life out of them. But, they're the patent leather,...
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How to protect the lace holes of a shoe from the lace without an eyelet?

Many shoes now-a-days, even the branded ones have some lace-holes without eyelets. Each time the shoe laces are tied, the lace tears into the shoe. Eyelets are only available in bunches which are too ...
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How do I prevent shoelaces from slipping through the holes when getting out of the shoes

I have shoes which go over the ankles and require to untie the laces to get out of the shoes. Often the laces then slip through the holes which requires to redo more than just the knot when getting ...
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Which is the best way to clean leather shoes? [closed]

Does anybody know the best way way to clean leather shoes without spoiling them?
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Squeaky trainers with leather tongue

I have a pair of Adidas trainers that I love. The problem is that when walking, the leather tongue behind the laces can rub against the inside sides of the shoe and makes an awkward squeaking sound (...
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I'm walking in a busy street, then my flip flop suddenly breaks, what to do now?

One day I'm walking down in a busy streets, this street is far from my home and I didn't bring anything on me then suddenly my flip flop breaks. What should I do now? I know I can walk to the nearest ...
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How to de-scuff patent leather shoes

I was recently performing Colorguard Honors at a Veterans' motorcade. For pictures (in case you're wondering) see my Dropbox Unfortunately, some genius decided to use a piece of cinder block to prop ...
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How to remove mildew from leather shoe

I have a pair of tan leather shoes. Yesterday, I wore them in the rain and let them air-dry over the night. Now there are these white marks on the top of both pairs of shoes. Are the marks mildew? ...
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How to get combat boots shined to mirror finish?

I have a pair of combat boots that I use regularly. I need to get them shined to a mirror finish, so that they look like patent leather. I've tried several methods, most of which did no good. I ...
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How to keep shoes from coming untied? [duplicate]

I walk a lot, but the act of walking keeps on loosening my shoelaces, to the point that sometimes as often as every 10 minutes or so I'm re-tying my shoes. This gets really annoying. What are some ...
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How long is a piece of [shoe] string?

My shoe laces seem to wear out quite often. However, all my shoes have different numbers of eyelets and some even have hooks. As stores have laces sealed and just sold by stating how long they are, ...
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How to stop shoes from squeaking on hard floors?

I have a pair of pretty nice shoes that I love, except when I'm going to work! We have hard linoleum-style flooring in most places, and carpet only in the office area where I work. When I have to go ...
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What can replace a shoehorn?

The title says it all... I need something to use instead of a shoehorn. I tried a spoon but this does not work well.
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How to wash your rubber shoes

I am looking for the best possible way to wash my Rubber VANS shoes. I know that some rubber shoes can have a decrease in color after attempting to wash them. I am looking for a proper way to wash the ...
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My leather sandals started stinking. How can I make the smell go away?

So, bought sime nice leather sandals 3 months ago. I wore them since, and my feet was sweaty in it a couple of times that I suspect now causes this bad smell. Should I put the thing in the washing ...
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How to protect your shoes from bad smell?

I have leather shoes(but others are affected by this as well); whenever I wear them for sufficiently long time(say, one hour), my socks, shoes and feet smell bad. It makes me uncomfortable - e.g. I ...
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Best way to clean loafers?

My loafers (blue) have some velvet stuff on them. If I clean them with a cloth soaked in water then it turns them black in some areas which really makes them look ugly. Even when I wash them, they ...
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How to remove blood stain from sneakers?

I haven't tried anything, because I have had the "faded blot" experience where the cleaner removes a little of the stain but makes the rest impossible to get off. Are there any products or tricks that ...
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How can I clean some white leather shoes?

I have a pair of white leather shoes, that are still in very good condition, but are quite dirty and thus look scruffy. How can I clean them up to make them look nice again?
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How to make small shoes fit bigger feet [duplicate]

I received a pair of nice sneakers as a gift. I like them a lot, but they are about a size too small. I can squeeze into them, but it is very uncomfortable. How can I expand the shoes, so that they ...
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How to quickly break in shoes? [duplicate]

Whenever you get a new pair of shoes, they are supposed to worn around a bit to 'break them in' as to avoid getting a cramp or whatever. However, I don't want to walk around my house all day in order ...