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How to remove a drop of lasagna sauce on the white foam of sneakers / trainers?

I cooked last night and I’ve just realised today I got a drop of lasagna sauce on my trainers / sneakers. I’ve tried removing it using a Dettol wipe, a rag soaked in isopropyl alcohol, and a cotton ...
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How to clean black canvas shoes?

I have black canvas shoes. Every time I wash them with soap, after drying they become grey. There are whitish patches on the shoes that I suspect to be soap residue. But no matter how much I rinse ...
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I cleaned scuffs off shiny finished leather shoes with the wrong kind of toothpaste

I cleaned scuff marks off my high shine finished leather shoes with gel toothpaste, and now those areas are faded and no longer shiny. How can I restore color to them without having to use a color ...
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Remove stains from leather shoe

I recently bought new shoes (leather) and wore them yesterday for the first time and today. I just spotted some dark brown stains at the toecaps of both shoes and I am sure that those weren't there ...
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How to remove the glue stain on shoe sole?

I was applying some super glue to stick back my glue sole. However, some of the glue stained the shoe sole, as shown in the picture below. I have tried using turpentine, but to no avail. Is there any ...
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How to patch a slipper?

Is there a good way to patch up this slipper? Whenever I try to slip it on, my toes or sock will get stuck in those holes. I thought about using a packaging tape, but that’s just going to make it ...
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Can a leather shoe torn above the sole seam be repaired?

My leather shoe seems to have its outer part torn right above the sole seam. Here's a picture: Can this be repaired? The only thing I can imagine is to unstitch the sole, put a patch to reunite the ...
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How to stop a leather ankle strap on sandals from sticking out

I have fairly small ankles, so I tend to wear sandals with ankle straps on their tightest setting. This means that often a fairly long piece of strap is sticking out. It doesn't affect the function of ...
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What kind of security tag is this and how to remove it?

I just bought online a pair of shoes, and the seller forgot to remove the security tag, where this a physical store I would just go back there and kindly ask them to remove it. I tried talking to the ...
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What is the best way to clean shoelaces?

I had snow white shoelaces on a pair of brand new sneakers, but Nature wasn't having it and they're splattered green and brown by now. I tried washing laces before in soap and water, but they tend to ...
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How to increase road-walking shoes' durability…

I usually walk about 2km every day on roads. Shoes last less than two years. I am aware that most manufacturers suggest that shoes should last about 500 miles (800km), which corresponds approximately ...
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Storing unworn shoes for years

I have a pair of shoes from Crocs that I like the design of, and am thinking of getting a second pair in case they get discontinued or significantly altered. Does anyone have ideas/experience for ...
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My shoes have dyed a different colour after cleaning

I have a pair of shoes (Nike squash type) that needed a clean. I used Daz powder and a baking soda mixture to clean away the grass and mud stains. They came up fine but after drying I noticed that the ...
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Removing Blu-tack from rubber

I trod in some Blu-tack. It is now stuck into the tread and to the rubber sole of a very expensive pair of shoes. Using the shoes with the Blu-tack still adhered to the sole is not really an option; ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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