Because they are new, because the sole is made of a certain material, because it has rained, because the pavement is more slippery, because of the heels, because you are running … there are many causes that can make our shoes slip and that we have to regret a good blow at best. We are going to try to solve it with some fairly simple tricks that are available to anyone:
Scratch the sole
It may not convince you much about scratching the sole of a new shoe, but surely you have one that you have already used more than once and that you do not dare to wear them anymore because they are slippery. Retrieve them from the bottom of the shoe rack and make stripes and crosses on the sole. These will function as a groove and will create a contact surface with the ground that will favor the grip that the smooth sole did not have.
To scratch the sole, do it gently, with a knife or a razor that cuts well, but do not make them too deep because if the sole is thin you can pierce it and break the shoe.
A product that manages to improve the grip of the shoe to the ground is lacquer. When sprinkling it on the sole we form a very thin layer that makes it gain stability when walking. If you don’t want to spray over the entire sole, you can start by testing the heel, but you should be careful not to stain the rest of the shoe because the stain can be difficult to clean.
This trick is very appropriate especially if the ground is wet, since the kind of plastic film that it creates prevents the water from coming into direct contact with the sole of the shoe and starting to slip.
To do this, spray the lacquer on the sole and let it dry for a few seconds because if you put them on immediately you could stain the floor of your house. If it is a rainy day and you are going to be away from home for a long time, we advise you to buy a small bottle of hairspray and carry it with you in your backpack or purse to reactivate the effect from time to time.
We have two tricks related to sugar. The first you can prepare yourself at home. Mix warm water and sugar in a good quantity; Stir until well dissolved; soak a cotton ball with the mixture; apply it to the sole and let it dry.
Another option is a sugary soda and it is valid for any type of sole material, be it a shoe, a slipper or even a flip flop. You just have toapply with a little cotton soaked in the soda and soak the surface of the sole. When it has dried you will have a very sticky surface and it will not slip anymore.
One from Grandma. This is one of those tips that is passed down from generation to generation and has an indisputable protagonist: potato starch. It’s infallible, you just have to cut a potato and rub it on the sole of the shoe, wait a couple of hours and you won’t slip again for a long time.
Potato starch creates a non-slip coating that will allow you to walk more safely on wet pavements or slippery floors.
It could be said that «great evils, great remedies», since it can be one of the most aggressive tricks with our sole. Is about sand the sole to achieve that worn effect that achieves the passage of time under normal conditions.
To do this, you have to pass a strong and flat sandpaper over the sole, especially on the front and the sole, until you notice a slight roughness. Do it carefully so as not to wear more than is necessary and necessary so that your shoes do not slip.
Finally, we share a trick in which more than removing the sole, you have to put something on it and that, fundamentally, is a solution for the shoes or socks that we use to walk around the house. This is the hot silicone.
If your socks slip on the wood or your slippers do not fix well on the kitchen or bathroom floor, you can try put some silicone balls on the sole of the sock or draw horizontal slings on the sole of the shoe with a hot glue gun. This product takes very little time to dry and is a way to make your own non-slip socks.