From preventing blisters to cleaning your white sneakers you thought would never look new again, these genius shoe fixes will save your life, or at least your shoes. Discover how to spare your feet and give your favorite shoes a second life in a matter of minutes.
10. Clean sneaker scuffs with an eraser
All you need to make your sneaker’s soles looking as new is an eraser. Simply scrub the dirt away. No eraser? Clean your white soles with toothpaste to achieve the same results.
9. Stretch shoes in the freezer
If your heels, flats or sneakers are too tight and giving you blisters, fill a plastic bag halfway with water and place it the shoes in question. Then put the pair in the freezer. The water will turn into ice and expend stretching out your shoes.
8. Shop smartly
Avoid buying a pair that seems to fit perfectly but turns out to be a real torture if worn out to dinner or after a long day at work by shoe shopping at night. Your feet get swollen at the end of the day, by trying on shoes at night, you’ll make sure that they will fit confortable any time of the day.
7. Bread for suede
No joke. Bread will remove stains from your suede shoes. Doesn’t have to be bagels, any kind will do. Just rub it on and be amazed.
6. Waterproof DIY
Waterproof your canvas shoes on a budget and in seconds by rubbing them with a candle and drying them with a blowdryer.
5. Save wet leather
Here is the leather shoes equivalent of putting your photo in rice. If you ever get caught by the rain wearing your favorite leather shoes, fill them with newspaper. It will absorb the moisture and save your shoes.
4. Lip balm to prevent blisters
Forget about uncritical and anesthetic plasters to protect your tortured feet and blistered skin. Just apply lip balm on the region where your shoes are rubbing to prevent it all.
3. Don’t sink in the grass
Never refrain from rocking your favorite stilettos to a garden party or an outdoor wedding thanks to these magical little add-ons that will prevent the heels from sinking into the grass.
2. Tea bags for odors
Got stinky shoes? Get rid of the smell by placing two dry tea bags inside problematic pairs. They will absorb the odor and get rid of the problem.
1. Or use baby powder
If you don’t have tea bags or the time to let them work their magic, just sprinkle a little baby powder inside your shoes for immediate odor relief.