24 Feb 2013

Tips for fixing scuffed shoes

These are one of my favoutite pairs of shoes.  I don't wear them often as they don't go with everything, but I love them.  I bought them from Topshop a few years ago.

Although I love pale coloured shoes because they can be so pretty, I find they really don't last because they get scuffed so easily.  Scuffs on black shoes are easy to deal with - we all use the black permanent marker trick we learned from Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, right?  And if you get a black mark scuff on your pale shoes, it's quite easy to remove too - I usually use kitchen cream cleaner to remove black marks from shoes and bags - but it's scuffs on the heels that actually remove the paint, that really spoil the look of my loveliest shoes like these ones.

Scuffs like this one here are where something has literally scraped the outer coating of the heel away.  I can never work out how I manage to do this to my heels as I think I'm careful with them, but this happens to all of my high heels eventually.

So, to fix this and make the shoes wearable again and almost like new, I turn to my trusty nail polish collection to find the shade that matches closest.  In this case I had plenty of choice as I'm a bit of a beige / greige polish addict.

After a couple of nice thick coats of polish and some drying time, the heels are recovered.  If you look up close you can see a bit of a bumpy result, but when being worn nobody would know and the heels look all one colour and scuff free.

I hope you like my little shoe scuff tips, or was this totally obvious and something you already do to fix your shoes?  

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  1. Brilliant idea! I get those scratches all the time as well and I have no clue why most of the time!

  2. Those shoes are so gorgeous! look really classy and elegant! :)

  3. This is such a good idea! I have so many scuffs. Thank you
    Carissa xx
    Vanilla Crush Blog

  4. These look great. What an amazing tip. I'll be trying this out!




  5. That never occurred to me, great tip! Xo

  6. What a cool trick. Beautiful shoes, btw. I'd be upset if they were scuffed too.
    Girlie Blog Seattle | Casual Chic Fashion

  7. Great idea! I never thought about using nail polish - I used a black Sharpie on some black shoes before lol xx

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  9. Brilliant idea I'll be using that one thank you




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