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How to make shoe soles grippy?

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KanyesVest Mon 10-Aug-15 23:13:10

Would a good sanding do it? I've a pair of lace ups that I want to dig out again in the next couple of weeks but I've just remembered I had black and blue knees before I put the away for the summer.

Binit Mon 10-Aug-15 23:18:33

I'd scratch them with a Stanley knife, would make deeper grooves than sanding. Sanding makes things smooth anyway.

WhereTheFuckIsMyFuckingCoat Mon 10-Aug-15 23:20:21

I had a pair of sandals as a flower girl when I was little and kept landing on my arse with my hooped skirt over my head so my auntie scraped them with a fork. Did the trick!

ThatBloodyWoman Mon 10-Aug-15 23:26:08

Take them to Timpsons/cobblers/wherever and ask them to put a grippier sole on.

KanyesVest Mon 10-Aug-15 23:33:11

Dear gods, a Stanley knife near precious shoes?!? Not sure I could cope with that shock I was hoping sand paper would unsmooth the too smooth, kind of a worse before it gets better thing I may not have paid much attention that time we did furniture restoration in school A fork may be a more gentle start, ease myself in to a Dexter spin off.

I looked into getting them resoled but it was going to cost nearly as much as I paid for them (love a good sale) so I was hoping for a diy effort first.

Themoleandcrew Mon 10-Aug-15 23:34:27

Use a grater.

sonata1 Mon 10-Aug-15 23:35:24

My late Mum used to score them with a fork too.

KanyesVest Mon 10-Aug-15 23:37:55

Oh, that's a good idea. I have an old one I've been meaning to chuck out, so it may have gained reprieve.

Judydreamsofhorses Tue 11-Aug-15 00:12:28

Cheese grater. Apparently this is what they do with models' shoes before they go down the catwalk.

VenusRising Tue 11-Aug-15 00:28:33

Cheese grater and hair spray innit!

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