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How to Eliminate Slippery Soles

23rd November 2009
Slippery soles are not only obnoxious; they pose a serious threat to your health. There is no need for you to be unsteady on your feet because your shoes can't seem to "get a grip" on the floor! Check out the suggested solutions below: Method #1: Sandp... Read >

How to Resole a Shoe and Attach a New Heel

23rd November 2009
Resoling a shoe is a relatively easy do-it-yourself repair you can tackle at home. Just follow these simple steps: 1. The first step is to clean the soles of your shoes. You will want to remove all gunk, gum and dirt. If you need to use soap and water ... Read >

Creative Ways to Stretch Leather Shoes

21st November 2009
Here's a creative way to stretch leather shoes. All you need is two small Ziploc bags, water and a freezer. Fill each bag 1/3 full of water from the tap. Be sure to seal the bags completely! Now place each bag in the area of the shoe you want to stretc... Read >

Six Tried and Trusted Methods for Removing Scuff Marks from Shoes

18th November 2009
There is nothing worse than splurging on a new pair of shoes only to have them marred by scuff marks a few wears later. Luckily, most scuff marks are easily removable. A quick Google search reveals that there are a myriad of proposed methods and "miracle"... Read >

How to Fix Squeaky Shoes

15th November 2009
Is a pair of squeaky shoes driving you past the point of insanity? Try these simple techniques to return your shoes to their normal, stealthy selves. Option #1: Baby Powder Remove the insole and sprinkle the inside of the shoe with baby or talcum powd... Read >

Shoe Goo Makes Your Shoes Brand New

14th November 2009
Shoe Goo is an industrial strength rubber cement that may be exactly what you are looking for when it comes to repairing your old shoes. Invented in 1972, Shoe Goo was originally designed to combat a problem known as "tennis toe". The clear gummy glue was... Read >

Adjusting Boots to Fit Your Calves

12th November 2009
There is nothing worse than finding a pair of stylish boots that fit your feet perfectly but not your calves. As a woman with fairly muscular calves, I know firsthand that boots small enough to suit my feet probably will not zip up below my knee. (And I a... Read >

A Brief History of Shoe Manufacturing the United States (Part Two)

27th October 2009
By the late 19th century, shoes were largely manufactured in factories that specialized in a minute step of the shoemaking process. Materials, parts and products were shipped around the US. And a standardized American sizing system was finally put into pr... Read >

History of Platform Shoes

26th October 2009
You may think platform shoes are something straight out of contemporary pop culture, but you'd be wrong. Platform shoes have a rich and varied history that begins in the theaters of Ancient Greece. Tragic actors would often don platform sandals with wood ... Read >

Troop Sneakers Are Back In Town

21st October 2009
Troops were popular as an urban / hip-hop sneaker in the 80s and the 90s. The sneakers were endorsed by the likes of LL Cool J, MC Hammer, Ultramagnetic MCs, Stetsasonic, Public Enemy's Chuck D, Flava Flav as well as Ghostface Killah, Cool Kids, Mickey Fa... Read >

The History of the Saucony Shoe Manufacturing Company

20th October 2009
Saucony shoes have been around for 111 years. Founded in 1898 by four businessmen from Kutztown, Pennsylvania, the shoe company's fortunes and merchandise followed the course of American history. The name of the company is a Native American name, which me... Read >

Midsole and Outsole Technology at Saucony

19th October 2009
Saucony is an athletic shoe company that originated in Kutztown, Pennsylvania in the United States. The Saucony Company specializes in running shoes, and its technology is at the forefront of the running shoe industry. It has been lauded by Runner's World... Read >

Outsourcing that Leads to Counterfeit Shoe Production

14th October 2009
Counterfeit shoes are sweeping the market, and controlling the sale and production of these fakes is becoming more complicated than ever. This is partly because it is becoming more and more difficult for a consumer to tell a fake from an authentic shoe. A... Read >

Markups on Shoes

12th October 2009
Most of us realize that the shoes we buy - whether they are high heels, sports shoes or sandals - come with a hefty markup. That is to say, the price you pay to own that particular pair of shoes is much, much higher than what it costs Nike to make that pa... Read >

How to Spot Fake Air Jordan Shoes

09th October 2009
Owning a pair of Air Jordans has long been a symbol of social status. The shoes are expensive, which often means that people will go to great lengths to own a pair. It also means that there is an army of sellers out there who will go to great lengths to g... Read >
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