Wednesday, March 14, 2012

DIY Style: Super Simple At-Home Shoe Repair

If you're as detailed as me, you've noticed scuffing on your shoes. If you haven't noticed and don't care, then carry on. This simple fix utilizes only a marker (I used a fine tip Sharpie). I learned this trick from my Dad who used brown markers to show me how to touch up simple furniture knicks, scratches, and scuffs. It works just as well on my nice heels!


All you need to do is color the scuffed leather edge with a marker that matches! This super simple fix is easy, inexpensive, and takes very little time. Do you have any handy household tricks used for maintaining your fashion and accessories? Please share!

32 comments:

Karolina B-H said...

almost like new ones ;) good idea
xxo

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Great tip! I just broke out my Prada patent leather burgundy kitten heels today for the first time in a while and I noticed some scuffs thinking that I need to take them in to get repaired. Maybe I can find a burgundy pen that works. :) xoxo

Well... said...

Oooh, simple and easy! I love it :)
Thanks for sharing this tip

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Kultur und Stil said...

great ;-)
I normally do that with nailpolish, because I made the experience that this keeps better on the shoe!

xxx Anita

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

HaHa Mary Ann! At first I was like, what's wrong with the shoes? LOL Now that is detail. What a great fix!
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TheTinyHeart said...

I've done this before with my black leather boots! Such an easy little fix :)

-Sharon
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Baby Budget Blog said...

Perfect way to touch up shoes!! I use nail polish sometimes too :)

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Minted Magazine said...

Great tips!! We'll have to try it out.


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Moon Child said...

Like new - haha, exactly what I did to a pair of my worn in booties that are close to fatality!! X
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littlemissandrea said...

This is definitely an awesome quick fix for when shoes get scuffed up. Thanks for the tip! Also, thanks for stopping by over at my blog - following you now :) Would love if you do the same!

Allison said...

Magic Erasers remove all sorts of scuffs and marks from shoes and bags. Love them!

What She Wore said...

Nail polish remover also removes scuffs off patent leather. Google told me so. And I tried it and it was right!

alison*elle said...

I've used the permanent marker trick before too! Or shoe polish :)

xo, alison*elle

Am2Pm Chic said...

Great tip, it "hurt" me when i saw a scuff on my shoes, now I can prevent it easily . Thanks for sharing.
xoxo
Christy

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Am2Pm Chic said...

Great tip, it "hurt" me when i saw a scuff on my shoes, now I can prevent it easily . Thanks for sharing.
xoxo
Christy

http://am2pmchic.blogspot.com/

Juneli said...

Thanks for your tip! to be honest, I've also done that, only I've used a normal permanent marker!!

lucia m said...

wow! love it!! perfect!!

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Bravoe Runway said...

This looks almost like new! I'll definitely need to try it out because I'm so hard on my shoes :)

Viv said...

i totally do this, and it shoes how well it works because i can't tell the difference in the after picture except that it looks fixed!


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Skinny said...

Thanks for the share, I have the same problem with most of my shoes!!

Skinny said...

Thanks for the share, I have the same problem with most of my shoes!!

Marion said...

1) I seriously just reached in my desk, pulled out my sharpie and promptly starting touching-up my black heels! Love this easy (and super affordable!) idea.
2) LOVELOVELOVE your yellow peplum blouse in the previous post. You look gorgeous and the cuffed sleeve details are beautiful...great sewing work girl!

Lastly, you should totally do a lil' pop of neon with a cute belt for the "Trend of the Month Challenge!" I am personally terrified of neon...so I will probably only do earrings and a belt. :-)

XO - Marion

Sunny & Star said...

Looks wonderful. Thanks for the tip. I have some shoes I will definitely be trying this on.

LINDA said...

Very cool! <3

xoxo

Linda from www.moonon.com

Dietingfashions said...

That is awesome, simple, and quick! Thanks for sharing.

For the insides of my shoes, I use baby wipes to clean them.

Carrie Couch said...

I've done that a bunch of times, too! I've even used sharpie to color bleach spots in clothes. Yeah, its a bit cheap looking but when you're bartending, no one can notice!

Rakhshanda said...

That's an awesome idea <3 Great post mary <3 Love your blog & outfits!!!!
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Laura said...

Beautiful blog and posts! Would you like us to be friends and follow each other?
xoxo,
Fashionhypnotised girl

toi said...

such a clever idea :)

Miss Peregrin said...

What an interesting idea! So simple, but it works so well.

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jang geun gulk said...

I have some shoes I will definitely be trying this on.But in that some pieces are scratched what is the Best Adhesive for Shoe Repair
and then only i will try these on mine.