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New shoes squeaking

I grabbed a brand new pair of Lacoste Carnaby Evo's, only wear them on special occasions which has been twice so far. But on my 3rd wear, I noticed that my shoe started to squeak. It was ...
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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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removing/disabling LED lights in kids shoes

Some kids sneakers have built-in LED lights which light up when you walk on them. For various reasons, a person would like to permanently disable the lights. Is there a safe way to do so? Asking ...
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How can I polish black shoes without getting polish on my white soles?

-I’m getting ready to polish my black leather Tennis shoes and I would like suggestion to keep it getting On my white soles.
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How to fix slippery sole in shoes?

I have a skechers shoes pair. After some time of usage it started slipping although it looks pretty new. The shoes are very costly but are risky to move with. Can I do something about it? Adding ...
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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 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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Is there any way to fill in a hole in my shoe - so it is waterproof?

I usually buy new shoes every two years or so (mostly Nikes). When walking I seem to not lift my feet high enough and because of this I get a hole the size of a cent at the rear of the sole (under my ...
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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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How can I clean my work boots after an oil spill?

My work boots are 4 months old. They have wheat-colored Nubuck leather uppers, and polyurethane sole. While dumping Canola cooking oil lots of the oil accidentally splashed on the boots causing ...
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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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Are there a budget way to make shoes to not slide at winter?

I've seen there's Canadian gadet for than - firm plastic base with metal crown-like spikes that you fixating under your boots. But they're expensive - about 90 bucks. I tried cheap from China, but ...
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Bad smell in shoes is very intense even with short period of wetness

Sometime ago, my shoes got wet several times over a period of 2-3 days and start smelling bad, so I washed them with very hot water and dried them in sun for 2-3 days. The smell was completely gone ...
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How do I clean my knit shoes?

So a couple months ago I got new shoes and they are white, they have all kinds a of stains on them, and I would like to clean them with out having to buy expensive cleaners. Does anyone know how to ...
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How to quickly dry wet sneakers?

I stepped in a deep puddle and now both of my sneakers are thoroughly wet. I've tried opening them up to let them air dry, but this takes far too long. I'm also afraid to put them into the clothes ...
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Keeping gym gear separate from normal clothes

I have one duffle bag which I use for the gym but the clothes get mixed up and sometimes smell. How can I make sure to keep the gym clothes/shoes separate from regular clothes in the same bag?
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Reinforce sole of shoe

I am looking for ideas to glue a material to the back sole to extend its life. I already have the glue. Original link
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Shrink leather sandals

I have some all leather sandals and the straps have stretched. I have tightened the straps but I am running out of holes. Can I shrink them by soaking them in water?
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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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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 can I “wear in” my shoes without wearing them?

I have a new pair of leather shoes, and "wearing them in" promises to be uncomfortable for a little while. In the past, I've tried to solve this problem by wearing my shoes, which isn't preferable ...
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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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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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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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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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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 to make shoes shine?

The other day I was polishing my shoes with the standard black wax polish using a cloth to apply in small circle motions, however when it came to buffing the polish layer off with a polish / shoe ...
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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 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 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 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 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 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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Is there an easy way to remove animal feces from the soles of my boots?

Specifically, I stepped in canine fecal matter with deep-treaded hiking boots. The process to remove the foreign substance was arduous and tiresome. Hot water, dish soap and the use of brushes did the ...
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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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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 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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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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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 do I securely tie my shoes?

When I tie my shoes, which have round cord laces, they very frequently become untied, even if I knot the loops. How can I tie them more securely?
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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 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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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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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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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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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 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 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, ...