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How do I prevent shoelaces from slipping through the holes when getting out of the shoes

One can put a small knot at the ends of the laces. One can still tie the laces as usual but since the knot is a bit thicker than the rest of the laces, they cannot slip through the holes anymore.
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How to dry shoes quickly after washing them?

Speaking from experience on the farm, during the winter months where our shoes/boots would get soaked from melting snow and needing them dry for the next day: putting them on/near a furnace register ...
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How can I store shoes in small spaces?

Try a closet rod hanging shoe organizer like this: I've tried a few approaches, including some elaborate shoe trees. Hanging shoe organizers are inexpensive and the most compact and clutter-free ...
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How do I securely tie my shoes?

Rub a candle along your shoelaces. The wax will prevent them from untying. I have been using this technique for a long time with my football boots, which before opened up all few minutes. Now the ...
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How to stop shoes from squeaking on hard floors?

The soles of some shoes are covered with a thin layer of black paint to make them look shiny and new. That's what is making your shoes squeak. You have two options, wear the shoes until this layer is ...
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How to prevent feet from getting sore after standing all day long

Stretch your legs. Some of the sore or tired feeling in your feet comes from the muscles in your feet moving to compensate for inflexibility in your legs, specifically your shins and achilles ...
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Remove wet sand and mud from shoes

Let them dry. Rubbing the wet sand just grinds it into the fabric. Then bang them repeatedly on your front steps (outdoors, the sand will fly everywhere). Also bang them upside down to get the sand ...
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New trainers - leaky sole!

The correct answer is to take them back for a refund. They're unfit for the purpose for which they were sold. Failing that, contact the manufacture and get them to repair / replace the shoes. ...
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How can I store shoes in small spaces?

One of the most compact ways to store shoes (that I have found through packing suitcases) is to 'stack' the pairs so the soles of the shoes are both pointing outwards and the tongue and foot hole are ...
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Tying shoelaces without discomfort

You could replace them with Elastic Shoe Laces - and then the shoes essentially become slip-ons and you can use a shoehorn to get them on without too much bending.
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Reinforce sole of shoe

Visit a thrift store and buy a cheap used shoe. Cut what you need from another shoe with a sharp kitchen knife and the shoe held in a vice. Rubber would be better. Leather will not last very long. You ...
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Keeping gym gear separate from normal clothes

Bag-ception. Semi-airtight bags, available from your local supermarket, can be used to store the smaller of the two bundles. A big zip-lock bag will do the same trick in a more user-friendly way.
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Are there a budget way to make shoes to not slide at winter?

Maybe you need a two-step approach. I don't have a brand to recommend. I have a technique you might find helpful. Keep your cheap cleats; but, put them on over a pair of rubber overshoes which will ...
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How can I polish black shoes without getting polish on my white soles?

You could carefully cover the white soles with painter's masking tape (also called FROGTAPE™) and remove the tape after you finish. The masking tape will prevent the polish from penetrating through. ...
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What kind of security tag is this and how to remove it?

If I were you, I'd send the goods back and demand a refund. If the seller isn't the manufacturer or a trusted store listed by the manufacturer, I'd report the seller for possible theft or fencing. ...
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How to increase shoe size

Fill water in a plastic bag and put it inside the shoes and keep the shoes in the freezer. Water expands so does your shoes. Source: How to increase shoe size
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Temporary way to remedy untied shoelaces

The solution to this is to simply tie the laces properly in the first place, with a real shoelace knot: That you describe laces coming undone sounds like a typical problem of users tying so-...
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Are there a budget way to make shoes to not slide at winter?

Take some old socks, the more coarsly knitted the better, and pull them over your shoes. It really works, people in Croatia and neighbouring countries sometimes do this in winter. Anyway, you asked ...
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Make torn patent leather look less ugly?

This is a Looooooong answer ‘cuz it’s a loooooooong process. This is a simple procedure but it’s not easy and will take some time to undo the damage already done to the boots. When you’re finished, ...
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How do I prevent shoelaces from slipping through the holes when getting out of the shoes

Edit: I have recently adopted corset lacing, which is a continuous lacing method, for my two year old daughter's shoes to stop unlacing when putting shoes on a struggling toddler. I use a standard ...
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What can replace a shoehorn?

I use about 6-8 Business Cards -- right size and shoes slide on. Generally have that many in my wallet...
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What can replace a shoehorn?

After you finish your yogurt (or pint of ice cream), cut the plastic container vertically into a medium-wide strip and trim off the bottom. Bend the strip lengthwise to fit into the heel of the shoe. ...
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How to stop shoes from squeaking on hard floors?

The best way to stop rubber soles from squeaking due to the "gription" on a floor is to rub a bar of soap on the sole. The cheaper the bar, the better it works. Just a pass or two in the sole and you'...
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How to increase shoe size

There are many types of shoe stretchers from ~US$5 to ~US$20. There are videos demonstrating the use of the stretcher. Also try thinner socks and, if you've added a cushion insole, remove it. ...
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Remove wet sand and mud from shoes

Hose with a nozzle. Flush it out.
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How to measure shoe size (of Dr. Martens boots)?

You simply measure the length and width of the insole. The length will give you the size and the width, naturally, the width fitting letter. If the insole has rotted through the activities of your ...
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How to prolong the life of kids shoes, worn on the toe?

Use an EPOXY COATING Visit a Hardware Store for an Epoxy Coating which you "paint" on the worn area.Let the application cure thoroughly overnight. The layer is light in weight, not bulky to trip the ...
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How to dry shoes quickly after washing them?

Try using toilet paper to absorb the excess water. Stuff the toilet paper into the leg space in order to absorb the excess water inside. Cover the exterior space of shoe to absorb water that lies ...
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How to dry shoes quickly after washing them?

I often use this trick when I wear sneakers in the rain. When I come inside I wrap my feet with socks on in toilet paper or paper towels and put my shoes back on. I may have to loosen the laces. My ...
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How can I polish shoes without getting shoe polish on my hands?

Wear gloves. Cheap rubber gloves or less cheap reusable ones.
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