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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 ...
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How to prevent the rubber peg on a flip-flop from popping out

I have a pair of cheap, but comfortable flip flops. I like them, but the rubber peg between the big toe and the second toe always comes out. I don't want to have to get new flip-flops. I've tried ...
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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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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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Safeguard tennis trainers against worn heels

I play a lot of hardcourt tennis. I'm getting through one pair of (K-swiss) trainers every six months or less, because the lining on the inside of the heel wears out. It's unusual. Usually the sole ...
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How can I stabilize my feet in my oversized boots?

I bought a pair of boots this past summer that I thought fit me well. Now that I'm really using them for the first time, I've realized that they are approximately 1/2 size too big, and my feet move ...
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How to waterproof your shoes?

Are there any home ways to coat your shoes (made of material like canvas or cotton) to be water resistance? Some time ago I've tried Ultra Ever Dry, but it was too smelly, toxic and the coating layer ...
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Is there something around the house I can use to protect/clean my suede boots?

I have a pair of suede boots which seem to get dirty on a weekly basis and I typically just wipe them down with warm water and a sponge, however the wiping down seems to be wearing the material down. ...
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How can I make my shoes less slippery?

I have a pair of shoes which are very slippery on snow, ice and other smooth surfaces. I sometimes have the problem at home if the floor is wet. How can I make them less slippery or in other words - ...
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How to stop red marks from wearing ballerina shoes?

Above is a picture of what the shoes look like. The back part of these shoes have hurt my ankle many times and left a red area that I don't know how to heal. Is there a way to prevent these marks ...
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How do I remove the chewing gum stuck in my shoe?

There are times where I have stepped on chewing gum while walking down the streets. I have tried to scrape it off on the curb, but that only made it firm because of the ridges on my shoes. I tried to ...
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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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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 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 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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What is the best way to tumble-dry wet sneakers?

When I wash my sneakers and attempt to tumble-dry, a loud thumping sound permeates my apartment and often they will kick the door open. How can I best tumble-dry my sneakers without the noise and ...

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