All right ladies, I know we’ve all been there. There’s a pair of shoes that are just gorgeous. The only problem is once you try to walk in them, your feet will go flying and you’ll look like Bambi learning to walk.
You can buy non-slip pads, but those can go anywhere from $4 to $8 a pop, which adds up pretty quick if you’re like me and have more shoes than, well, I’m not going to say than what because you might be horrified.
So learn how to make DIY non-skid shoe pads for more comfy heels! I bought a roll of traction tape, and I’ve been cutting off strips to stick onto the bottom of my shoes. They work great–actually, even better than the non-slip pads that I was scammed into buying way back before I knew traction tape existed. And seven and a half feet of this stuff will last me, um, hopefully until next year, haha.
You can get traction tape on Amazon or any hardware store. This is the one I got, because it’s clear, but color doesn’t matter since it will go on the bottom of the shoe. As long as it’s sticky and wide enough to cover your shoe.
First measure how much you’ll need, and then cut out a piece of traction tape that will cover the bottom of your shoe.
Then snip off any extras if your shoe has a unique shape, like these pointy toed pumps.
Peel and apply to the bottom of the shoe.
Press and rub to activate the adhesive, or just walk around in them for a little bit.
Voila! Easy enough, right? 🙂
(Yes, sorry for the gross cuticles. Swimming and sewing and crocheting and never having lotion will do that to ya.)