Intro: Easy No-Slip Heel Mod
I love getting new heels, but sometimes the insole is just a bit too slippery. Especially if you're wearing stockings or pantyhose.
With this quick mod, you can make your favorite heels a bit more stable in 10 minutes using only some scrap fabric and spray adhesive. So quit worrying and start walking tall.
Step 1: Measure and Make Initial Cuts
You will need some scraps of strong fabric that are at least the size of your feet. Don't go for anything silky or thin, as that will probably not make much of a change. And don't go for a thicker fabric like felt, as that will alter the fit of the shoe. Pull a Goldilocks, and find a fabric that's just right.
This yellow fabric I found was about the thickness of tee-shirt cotton, but with a bit more texture.
Using some chalk, a pencil, or a pen (if you don't care about the marks), roughly trace the outline of your foot. Cut out.
Step 2: Measure and Cut Again
Now place your cut fabric into your heel. You should get a good sense of where it needs to be trimmed some more. Using a pen or pencil, trace these lines.
Step 3: Adhere
Grab your spray adhesive, and head outside. This stuff is pretty toxic, so be sure to have ample ventilation wherever you're spraying.
Starting at the heel, spray the top half of your new insole. Place in, making sure the heels line up, and give some time to dry. After a minute, spray the bottom half of your insole and place where you want it in your shoe. I used a coffee stirrer to really make sure the toes were securely in. Let dry for at least an hour.
**note: sometimes the spray adhesive can get on your shoe. If you're worried about your expensive kicks, take a second to cover the outside of your shoes before spraying. If you're like me and didn't notice the damage until after the fact , simply take some oil on a paper towel and rub on the sticky areas. It should come off pretty easily. Oily substances are great for this.
Step 4: Try On
After your shoes have dried, try them on. Your feet should stay securely in place! They're no Teva heels, but your newly-modded stilettos can now definitely handle gravel, steep hills, stairs, and dance floors!