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Style for Style: Shoe Skid Marks

I admit I have a few tricks up my blouson sleeve when it comes to fashion dilemmas. There is enough to go around so I hope you find my new Style for Style everyday fashion tips helpful! Let's begin with shoe skid marks. You know the ones. You have a pair of light colored leather, patent leather, or fabric shoes and these black marks appear usually around the sides and heel. I am prone to these after a wild fun night on the town when flitting about in taxis with sloshed giddy girlfriends.

These Marc Jacobs Minnie Mouse green pumps are a longtime favorite of mine but they are so prone to this problem.

To see my fix involving a tool you probably already have,

You guessed it - the magic eraser. Or any eraser for that matter. I believe it was a shopgirl who passed on this tip to me. It works most of the time, but I think it depends on the material and how long the skid marks have been there. Style for style baby!

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lizlee89 lizlee89 9 years
great tip - those shoes are fab!
chopsticker chopsticker 10 years
thanks for the tip! I was really scared that I wouldn't be able to do anything about the black skid marks on my favorite pair of patent leather shoes.
sugoionna09 sugoionna09 10 years
Really good tip. I'll have to use it!
JKe895 JKe895 10 years
That's a great tip!
LeninaCrowne LeninaCrowne 10 years
i am in love with those shoes.
Spun-Sugar Spun-Sugar 10 years
calibabi - it's all about the tidestick. $2.99 at Target.
Amity-A Amity-A 10 years
That tip is incredible and the shoes are incredible!
calibabi calibabi 10 years
what about cloth, open-toed shoes that get those dirty toe-print marks on them??? how do i get them clean??
imahoopie imahoopie 10 years
HELP!!!! WHAT ABOUT SHOES THAT ARE TOO TIGHT?
theotherhalfofme theotherhalfofme 10 years
great shoes and a good tip!! ____________________________________________________ *Sources of clohting are like a pot of gold, you don't give it away easily!!*
krisua krisua 10 years
ARE YOU SERIOUS?! WOW! So simple, it must be genial! I will try it right away since my beige favourite shoes suffer EXACTLY from what you described. THANKS again!
Skinplistic Skinplistic 10 years
These shoes are HOT! The pale green is so flattering. They will never go out of style!
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 10 years
Cute shoes. Great tip! I look forward to hearing other tips. :)
SarahwithanH SarahwithanH 10 years
Thanks for the tip!
shini shini 10 years
thanks for the advice, but more important is how nce your shoes are, why don't you do a giveaway :D :D:D:D or maybe a cheaper version? poor me can't afford MJ :'( (I can afford spiderman)
KWM KWM 10 years
Fab - LOVE this new feature!
BKNYGal BKNYGal 10 years
Yes, nail polish remover...not too much though. It wipes right off of patents!
LaylaCams LaylaCams 10 years
Great tip!
Tech Tech 10 years
Fantastic tip. Fantastic shoes.
swwonder swwonder 10 years
Great tip, I definitely needed it! :)
Lala77 Lala77 10 years
first gorgeous shoes :) and thanks for the tip Fab :)
Fashion Fashion 10 years
Thanks for the additional tips Spun Sugar! But I agree - nail polish remover could be disastrous! Glad you like my tip ladies. xo
daisymae051479 daisymae051479 10 years
I'm sooooo trying this tonight! Truly Outrageous, Daisy Mae
Spun-Sugar Spun-Sugar 10 years
Krampalicious & CatalinaBella -- I want to tell u to be careful with the nail polish remover, it's too acidic and can ruin the shoe(s)! For patent leather, the eraser will totaly work for new(ish) skip marks, but for the tough ones try spritzing hairspray on a paper towel or kleenex and rubbing gently. Gets 'em every time. For canvas or cotton, use the 'best thing ever' TIDESTICK! :o)
marcemolinac marcemolinac 10 years
nice idea!... nice shoes...!
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