Ever had your feet slip out of your shoes while walking or, worse, completely pop out, leaving your shoes behind?
A few of them have shared some really good techniques to keep your feet from slipping out of your shoes while walking — so good, in fact, that they deserve their own feature post.
Here are the 9 best tips on making sure that literally no shoe is ever left behind, care of the lovely people in the Your Next Shoes community!
1. Spray Your Feet with Hairspray
Hairspray will make your feet sticky and your shoes will stick to them like glue on paper.
It’ll also stop runs in stockings, remove lipstick from clothes, kill bugs, and act as a means of self-defense in a bind. In short, hairspray is not just for hair and will keep your feet from slipping out of your sandals.
Use hairspray to keep your feet from slipping out of your sandals
Making your shoes stay on your feet can be particularly stressful if you have narrow feet or heels. The following video shows how hairspray can change your life forever!
In addition to non-slip spray, check out Margot Robbie’s foot spray that lets her wear high heels all day!
2. Get Your Own Personal Stylist
By hiring a personal stylist, you’ll get professional help to find shoes that are perfect for you.
You can also measure your foot at home by using these charts from Zappos.
3. Stick Your Shoes to the Soles of Your Feet with Double-Sided Tape
Jessica Alba swears by this method to keep her heels from slipping. The American actress and businesswoman told New York Magazine: “I stick every shoe to the bottom of my foot with double-stick tape.”
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But unlike hairspray, double-sided tape is visible and becomes less sticky the more you release heat and sweat. Better keep a roll in your purse if you’re going to use this method.
4. Line Your Shoes with Cushions, Inserts, or Insoles
You’ll want to use ball-of-foot cushions so that your feet don’t slide down or move forward. Double up if you have to.
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If your feet still slip out, place shoe inserts where the back of your heels touches the shoes, or if you’re wearing sandals, place inserts on the heels as well.
5. Wear Tights With Built-In Sole Grips
Good news for those who must wear tights or just can’t go bare-legged: tights that have built-in nonslip soles now exist.
Denier Barely There Non-Slip Tights, $7 at John Lewis
These non-slip tights have been treated with a non-slip finish so that they do not ride down your legs
Kate Middleton is reportedly a fan of tights with sticky pads from the high-end department store John Lewis in her shoes.
6. Stuff Your Shoes
This obviously only works for closed-toe shoes. Fill the toe box with newspaper or fabric so your feet really have no room to move around and slip forward.
7. Buy Shoes a Half Size Smaller
Only do this if you can stand the pain. We really don’t recommend this because although your shoes may not fall off initially, they could later on when they’ve been broken in.
Many from the Your Next Shoes community gave this advice, though, which goes to show how women are willing to suffer for the sake of fashion.
8. Change How You Walk
High heel veterans know this: there is a different walk for when you’re wearing heels. The strides are shorter, the feet are rigid, and your weight is mostly on the front of your feet.
For better visuals, play the “how to walk in heels” video below.
9. Try a Different Shoe Style
If nothing works, it might be best to just go with a different shoe style. There are plenty of cute pumps with ankle straps, Mary Jane straps, and t-bars.
Flats come with elasticized backs, too, which not only make them fit more snugly but also make them rollable and portable.
You can find plenty of foldable comfort shoes like these bendable, single-use flats on Amazon.
These bendable, single-use flats feature an elastic trim on the heel and a soft fabric inner lining allowing them to mold comfortably to your feet