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Life Changing Shoes Hacks

By Sydney Cook
Posted On Jun 15, 2016
Life Changing Shoes Hacks


For the typical fashionista, picking out a pair of heels is a piece of cake. If only wearing them could be this easy.

When you’ve worn a pair of shoes about five times and your feet are still covered with blisters or you’ve tried every commercial shoe shiner and the dullness of your patent leather flats still won’t budge, this whole fashionista lifestyle starts to become a little more than you bargained for.

That’s where the magic of life changing shoe hacks come into play! Thank us later.


Hack #1: Stretch tight shoes by wearing thick socks and blow drying the tight area.

If you’re having a hard time breaking in a new pair of shoes, make the task easier by applying heat with a hairdryer. Make sure you’re wearing thick, fluffy socks as you break them in.

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Hack #2: Loosen up shoes by placing them in the freezer with Ziploc bags filled with water.

Fill two Ziploc bags with water, and seal them tightly. Place the baggies inside the shoes, and let them sit in the freezer overnight. As the water in the bag freezes, it will slowly expand the bag to gently stretch the walls of your shoes.

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Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Hack #3: To prevent the dreaded new-shoe blisters, rub the heels and sides of your feet with deodorant or KY jelly.

The formula acts as a spread on Band-Aid and creates a lubricant layer that blocks friction.

Hack #4: When wearing heels, tape together your 2nd and 3rd (or 3rd and 4th) toes to reduce the pressure on the balls of your feet.

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Hack #5: Place panty liners in your shoes to absorb foot sweat.

Hack #6: Spray soles of feet with hair spray to keep them from sliding.

Hack 7: Sand the bottoms of shoes for better grip.

Rub the abrasive sandpaper on the most slippery part of the shoes’ soles to create a rougher, more textured surface.


Hack #8: Restore whiteness to trainers and remove scuffs from patent leather shoes with nail polish remover.

Hack #9: Shine patent leather shoes with glass cleaner aka Windex or petroleum jelly aka Vaseline.

Hack #10: Buff away dirt stains or scratches from suede shoes with a nail file.

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Hack 11: Cover the bottoms of dirty shoes with a shower cap before packing them in luggage.

Foot Care

Hack #12: Soak feet in warm black tea to reduce infections from blisters and cuts.

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Hack #13: Massage tired feet with a tennis ball after a long day.