Everyone needs a good pair of shoes; they add style and function to any outfit. It's common to focus on the aesthetics of a pair of shoes rather than its safety features when out shopping. What if you don't want to buy a new pair of shoes, either because you already have too many pairs or because you can't afford to buy more? If so, you'll appreciate the tips I'll give you for preventing your shoes from sliding around. For that matter, what do you do to make your shoes slip-resistant?
To help you feel more secure while walking, we've compiled a list of eight ways to make your shoes less slippery. The point of all of these techniques is to improve your shoes' grip on various surfaces. Having shoes with good traction means you won't slip and fall.
DIY Methods for Slip-Resistant Shoes
To make your shoes non-slip in a managed and efficient manner, scuff the soles with sandpaper. The fact that your shoe won't be harmed in any way by using this technique is yet another reason why it's so impressive. Get some sandpaper with a grit range of 50–100, or find some used sandpaper, and use it to smooth out the soles of your shoes. A rough surface like this will provide better grip on wet or slick floors. Sandpaper can be used to even out rough spots, but it will only make something that was already smooth, rougher. When sandpaper isn't available, a nail file will do in a pinch.
Get a Bottoms Up
It's absurd to think that you'd ruin your prized Louboutins with a blade, right? It's completely illogical, but it ends up being useful. The bottom of your shoe can be scored to create a channel for water, allowing you to walk safely on damp ground. In addition, you can always make whatever pattern you like, whether it be a diagonal, a vertical, or even a snake pattern. Be sure to score the bottom of your shoe, but only after it has dried completely. If you make a diagonal or vertical cut to the bottom, be sure to make a second cut in the opposite direction.
The use of traction spray
If you need an inexpensive method to make your shoes non-slip, traction spray is a good option. It functions by adding a nonslip coating to the bottom of your shoes, making it possible to walk firmly even on icy surfaces. In the first place, you need to clean the bottom of each shoe. Finally, apply traction spray to the sole and wait three hours before wearing the shoe.
But in an unexpected situation, you might not have access to traction spray. So, if you're in that situation, hairspray can help. Hairsprays are more widely available and accessible. They aren't as useful as traction sprays because they need to be reapplied after each wear. Still, they'll keep you firmly planted on the ground.
Put Some Sand in Your Shoes
Putting sand in your shoes before experiencing the magic is a bad idea. Sand cannot be placed on the bottom of a shoe. The soles of the shoes where the sand will be adhered must first be liberally sprayed with an adhesive spray. After that, you can fill in the area with sand. Remember that coarser sand provides better traction.
Combine Rubber Glue and Salt For Best Results
For a similar grainy effect to the sand method, you can use rubber glue and salt. It's an excellent method of improving your shoes' grip. Get the moisture out of the bottom of your shoes first. And then fill a bowl with salt and rubber glue. Because too much of either will make this method useless, it's important that the salt and glue amounts be balanced. Combine the salt and glue thoroughly. Then, using a paintbrush, spread the mixture across the bottom of your shoes. You probably already have salt and maybe even rubber glue in your house. Because of this, you might not need to invest in this strategy.
Set up Ankle Straps
Also, keep your shoes as close to your feet as possible. It's a good idea to wear shoes with ankle straps. Particularly in regards to high heels, having shoes that are too large or small can lead to discomfort and even falls.
Put on some Grip Pads.
Grips are great because they don't weaken the soles of your shoes. Putting grip pads on your shoe's soles will extend the life of both the sole and the shoe. Self-adhering and typically constructed from rubber, grip pads are designed to protect your feet from potential injury. It's a cheap option for making your shoes safe to walk in in wet conditions. To begin, make sure the bottom of your shoe is completely dry. Next, while holding the sticky side up, roll off the protective covering. Simply place the pad anywhere on the sole, but especially the heel and the toes. You should keep the pad in place for about two minutes, then let the shoe sit for a full day before wearing it. Viola
Invest in some Puff Paint
If you enjoy working with hues, you'll enjoy this technique. Once dry, puff paint creates a textured surface that is easy to grip. Your shoes' soles will get the traction they need as a result. Apply a thin coat of puff paint to the soles of your shoes once they have dried. If you want to wear your shoes again, give the paint an hour to dry. This is a good time, but it won't last. If you need slip-resistant shoes for the workplace, give this a shot.
Put on Shoes That Won't Slip
Prevention is always preferable to treatment. If you want to avoid slipping and falling while walking around the mall, ask if the shoes you're considering buying have non-slip soles before you buy them.
If you've ever stumbled or fallen, you know how unpleasant it can be. Which is why it's a good idea to have at least one pair (and preferably more) of non-slip shoes. Thank goodness, you now know how to make shoes non-slip for the workplace and other settings! However, knowing when to use them will ensure that your non-slip shoes serve you well and last as long as possible.
When You Need Shoes That Won't Slip
Wearing shoes that don't allow you to slip will help you maintain your footing on any type of slippery floor. In the winter, when snow is present everywhere, non-slip shoes are a necessity. You need snow boots because snow is slippery when wet. During the wet months, you'll want to wear your non-slip shoes everywhere you go. In addition, you can wear your non-slip shoes at work if the floors are ever greasy, wet, or otherwise hazardous.
The Value of Slip-Resistant Shoes
Wearing shoes that won't slip has many advantages. Here are just a few examples:
- They prevent falls from elevated heights and other potentially hazardous areas
- They are helpful in the kitchen because of the high risk of slipping and falling due to the wet floors.
- They help keep drivers safer on icy roads.
- The use of slippers with non-slip soles has been shown to significantly lower the number of injuries
- They reduce the strain on your feet while standing or walking for extended periods of time.
- Made from a wear-resistant rubber, they last longer than traditional options.
- You'll feel more assured as you walk, which will allow you to walk more quickly or even run if you want to.
A Frequently Asked Questions Guide to Slip-Resistant Shoes
Shoes That Won't Slip at the Office
The bottom of your shoes can be scuffed with sandpaper or scored with a knife.
The Proper Method For Making Shoes Non-Slip In Eating Establishments
Applying traction spray to the bottom of your shoes is a lifesaver if you spend any amount of time in restaurants, either as a customer or an employee.
Are Winter Slip-Resistant Shoes Safe?
It's cold and wet in the winter. It's best to wear non-slip shoes in the winter, as they are the safest option and also the most comfortable and long-lasting.
Does My Footwear Have Slip-Resistant Soles?
The shoes' slip resistance will be specified by the manufacturer. The outsole should be rubberized and feature a tread pattern if you want to be sure.
Does Sandpaper Have Other Benefits Besides Polishing My Shoes?
Sandpaper will make your shoe soles rougher. If your shoes were already rough, this will only make them smoother.
You can walk with greater confidence now that you know how to make shoes non-slip on your own. Leave a comment below if you have any questions or would like to make an addition. I look forward to your response.
Consult Sizzey for additional advice on how to care for your shoes.