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    Oct 31, 2019

    32 Things For Anyone Who Loves Shoes More Than People

    👠s > People. Do not @ me.

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    1. Pink Miracle Shoe Cleaner that'll kick the dirt off of any shoes made of leather, vinyl, nubuck, suede, and canvas — with just a few drops! If you ever threw up in your mouth a little after getting a stain on your favorite shoes because you thought it would never come out — this shoe cleaner is your new jam.

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    FYI: One reviewer even shared that this Pink Miracle cleaner worked well on her Louis Vuitton bag.

    Promising review: "I have had my Nike Roshe runs for about a year now and I don't go easy on them. I play sports and run in the dirt with them all the time but I also like to wear them for fashion purposes. Pink Miracle helped restore my daily shoes to look like I just bought them. Now I can wear them for even longer... I will buy them again when I run out of my bottle." —Romario

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    2. FRINGE shoe accessories to slip onto any kind of shoes with laces — from Oxfords to sneakers — for a quick and snazzy update. These are great to have for days when you're bored with the plainer kicks in your collection.

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    Get them from FRINGE for $24 (available in 28+ different styles).

    3. A set of compression sleeves that'll give your arches the support they need even when you're wearing the flattest of flats. No more passing up on gorgeous flats because of painful arches!

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    Promising review: "I love these. Out of the blue, I developed some pain that I assumed was plantar fasciitis. I was dreading wearing clunky shoes and insoles around the house. Enter these bizarre little bands. Whatever hocus pocus is going on here, I'm a believer. I wore them faithfully for a week or so and my pain is gone. Maybe they aren't for everyone, but they sure worked for me." —Frankenmuth

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.95 (available in two styles).

    4. Heel stoppers to protect the heels on your skinniest pumps from slipping through tiny cracks, poking holes in the grass, or just wearing out in general. These things will ensure your heels continue to look just like new!

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    BuzzFeed editor Elizabeth Lilly put these to the test as a bridesmaid in a friend's wedding after writing about them in a ton of shopping stories. Check out the deets:

    "When my friend asked me to be a bridesmaid and I learned I'd be walking on grass for the ceremony, I got a bit worried. What's a klutz with a high center of gravity to do while trying not to 1) fall down in front of approximately 150 guests or 2) keel over while quietly stifling tears during her friends' vows? Buy some Heel Stoppers, that's what! I was able to easily slip them onto the glitter-encrusted heels (and later remove them with no damage to the heels).

    On the day of the ceremony, these sturdy pieces of plastic made the heels much easier to walk in and prevented me from aerating the lawn. My feet still hurt to high heavens because those gorgeous shoes don't have a lot of support for a seldom stiletto-wearer like me. Out of all the dough I spent on my bridesmaid ensemble, these were the biggest bang for my buck!"

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99 (available in four sizes).

    5. Boot-fix Glue that'll make anyone think thrice about tossing out their favorite fall boots just because they look like they have talking lips. This glue will dry nearly instantly and won't expand when it hardens. The dried glue also won't fall apart due to extreme heat, cold, or moisture.

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    Promising review: "I was very skeptical about using a shoe glue–type product after a shoe repair store owner told me that he wouldn't/couldn't reattach the sole on my Timberland work boots. He said that no adhesive would hold but maybe try superglue. I bought a bottle of Boot Fix Glue and followed the directions on the package to reattach the soles that had come apart at the toe. I've worn the boots several times now spending hours crawling around historical cemeteries doing restoration work. The repair is holding up fine. I am pleasantly surprised that this product actually lives up to its promises." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.45.

    6. Charcoal shoe deodorizers for wiping out that musty smell kicks can harbor and replace it with a fresh, neutral scent. The charcoal is meant to suck up bacteria and eliminate the moisture that leads to the stinkiness in the first place.

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    The packets are meant to be used and reused for up to two years! When you want to refresh them, you can just set them out in the sun. BuzzFeed writer Yi Yang tried these charcoal packets and was beyond impressed.

    "I tried them first on my favorite black boots that I wear daily. They had started to smell a little musty and the odor was beginning to transfer onto my socks. Overnight, the smell had completely disappeared, leaving only a leather scent behind. To say I was shook is an understatement. I then tried them on another three-year-old pair of flats that had not been smelling the best since, well, three years ago. After one day, it no longer smelled like anything. And keep in mind that I’m using the same pair of bags back to back!"

    Get them from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in three quantity selections). Also, check out our full review on Moso Natural Mini Air Purifying Bags for the full run-down on how well they work.

    7. Waterproof nylon travel shoe bags that'll keep the beloved pair you're always on the go with safely tucked away so they remain free of scuffs, scrapes, and more. These are also a great way to prevent your shoes from collecting dust as they wait for their turn as part of your OOTD.

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    Promising review: "These bags are great. I easily put women's size eight Under Armour running shoes and flip-flops inside with room for another pair of flat sandals. I shoved my husband's size 11 running shoes and his flip-flops in another. The set comes with four bags that are a simple black color with good zippers and the ability to hang them by the handle/tab on one end. The ultimate test was when I laid a bag in the sink and sprayed it with water. Inside is dry!" —DeniceAZ

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three quantities and two styles).

    8. A hanging shoe organizer to keep your go-to pairs accessible and visible at all times. Separating the shoes will keep them from banging up against each other at the bottom of your closet and under the bed — especially if you have a few heels in the mix.

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    Being able to see all of your shoes at one time will also help you keep them on the brain and rotate them more so you aren't wearing down the SAME. THREE. PAIRS.

    Promising review (organizer on the left): "This changed the look of my closet in less than 15 minutes! I hung it up and started filling the cubbies! It can hold more than one pair of sandals easily and one pair of wedges comfortably. I even put small handbags and clutches at the bottom. I'm very pleased. It's great quality and can be unfolded and hung up in seconds. I'm going to buy the other one for larger purses!" —Chris Ledda

    Promising review (organizer on the right): "I needed something to hold all my shoes because my husband's boots were taking up all the floor space in the closet and this thing was just what I needed. It has most of my shoes and just takes up a small section of the hanging bar. There's still plenty of room for coats and things and the boots can have all the floor space." —The Lady In Green

    Get the organizer on the left from Amazon for $23.87 and the organizer on the right from Amazon for $10.87+ (available in two colors).

    9. Water repellant spray so your precious babies can survive even the soggiest of rainy, snowy, or sleety days. This spray will go on clear and leave no stains on your shoes while preventing water damage. It'll also help repel mud, ice, and other stains.

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    Promising review: "I got this and sprayed it all over my black UGG boots! ALL OVER! Maybe I sprayed a little too much, lol! This spray is absolutely clear and leaves no residue. This worked so well! I was able to wear my UGGs in the rain and in the snow and NO water soaked into them. I couldn’t believe it!! Uggs are so comfortable but it’s a bummer that they don’t make them weather resistant. GET THIS PRODUCT! And THEN GET ANOTHER ONE FOR A FRIEND especially if you're going to music festivals and outdoors and doing outdoor activities!" —BC

    Get it from Amazon for $17.77.

    10. A shoe shelf for anyone who prefers a sturdier fixture to organize their shoes. This shelf will take up minimal floor space and has seven tiers and — if you order the large size — each tier is wide enough to store two pairs. This thing could come in handy whether you're a sneakerhead, a flats lover, or a sucker for pumps a'plenty!

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    Promising review: "This is the answer to my prayers about how to store our family's shoes by our backdoor in a small, small space. It's so very useful and classy looking for a shoe rack! It was easy to assemble and is very sturdy!" —Christine

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in two sizes and two colors).

    11. A replacement heel cap kit so you can switch out any damaged heel and keep on stepping without missing a beat. The kit comes with 25 pairs of heel caps in different sizes and one pair of pliers to remove the caps from the pumps. The mission to keep pumps lasting forever continues!

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    Promising review: "These are great. The pliers worked well to remove the old pin from the heel. This will save me money in the long run as the shoe repair store was going to charge me $15 to repair my one pair of shoes. The caps for different size heels will come in handy." —Melanie C.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.35.

    12. Adidas sneakers because the athleisure trend is here to stay FOREVA, so you might as well keep pumping up your collection of sneakers with kicks that'll keep your feet comfy and your Instagram popping. These sneakers are also made of durable fabric that can totally hang when you wear them from work to the gym and to drinks right after.

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    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE these running shoes. They are extremely lightweight. It feels like you are running on air yet with support. They're super cute, look exactly as pictured, and are true to size. I always wear a six and the six fits me perfectly. I would order these 100 times over and I'm actually contemplating getting another pair in a different color just because these are so perfect. I’ve had them for over two months and they have not worn out at all. They wipe clean and don’t stain, which is amazing! I regularly run outside so I destroy my running shoes. These I’ve just taken a wet paper towel to and they are as good as new! Sooo so happy with this purchase!" —Kate

    Get them from Amazon for $42.95+ (available in 5-11 and 33 colors).

    13. A leather shoe shine kit to keep those dress shoes in tip-top shape at all times! The kit comes with black polish, a transparent polish that you can use on any leather, an applicator brush, a horsehair brush, a shoehorn, and a buffing cloth.

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    Promising review: "This shoe shine kit is very versatile. The different brushes help me to keep my shiny flats, my husband's dress shoes, and my son's boots from dulling. The black shoe polish covers well and the clear polish adds a sleek shine. The brushes help blend in and smooth out the polish. I love that it all stays together in the box and they even added a shoehorn." –Jenny Shores

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    14. Bright shoelaces to liven up your favorite sneakers and customize them for different outfits. You'll get 15 colors in one pack including a mix of pastel, neon, and neutral colors.

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    Promising review: "Great quality, great colors. These laces are long enough for my boots... I use them with my canvas Keds sneakers too. It's nice to be able to change my laces with my outfits... It feels like a new pair of shoes every time I wear them!" —Tdelarme

    Get them from Amazon for $8.33.

    15. Bowknot ballet flats with a faux suede finish that'll match nearly everything in your fall wardrobe — especially if you treat yourself to every color in the lineup. Also, these flats were made for walkin' thanks to a flexible rubber outsole, a cushioned footbed, and ultra-soft lining.

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    FYI: Several reviewers noted that if you wear a half-size, then you may want to order one size up for the comfiest fit.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these shoes! I have pretty narrow feet and they fit me perfectly. I added really thin insoles for a little extra shock absorption since I’m on my feet most of the day. Still, I didn’t find these shoes uncomfortable without them. I will buy in more colors." —Jena

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes 5.5 to 9.5; four colors and two bowknot styles).

    16. A Lavinso Foot Exfoliation Mask – it can basically give you brand new feet since it strips layers and layers of dead skin and calluses from them. This'll revive your feet after wearing them down in your pumps, flats, and other dress shoes.

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    Promising review: "These were amazing! They actually did what they claimed they would. My feet were peeling in five days. Starting on the third day, I made sure to soak them for at least 10 minutes. It took about three to four days for them to stop peeling but the results are amazing. My feet feel so new!" —Nov.Rain

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    17. Shoe charms so Crocs-lovers who live for the comfort of the slip-ons get to express themselves with the whimsicalness of cartoon characters, superhero logos, and other random but super cute shapes. Each bag comes with up to 100 charms!

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    Promising review: "My friends and I bought the shoe charms to split between ourselves and we do not regret it. Don't be slightly intimidated by the cover image and not seeing ones that you like. I got a bunch of Marvel and Disney ones. They are really fun and most of the cover ones weren't even in our bag! They are really fun and if you are stuck on deciding, then I would totally get them. Worth the cost 100%." —Jennifer Frank

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99.

    18. No-show socks so your flats and casual low-top kicks can make their grand appearance without your socks getting in the way.

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    Promising review: "I wear flats, mostly a canvas shoe, every day to work. I cannot wear shoes without socks but it has been a struggle to find some no-peek socks that don't slip off my heel all day. I'm SUPER happy with these!!! I will be buying more! They are thin enough that they don't feel bulky inside my shoe but they are low enough across my toes that I don't have to readjust them throughout the day, and they have not slipped off my heel AT ALL. I've been wearing these for about two weeks." —Nmpollard

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99.

    19. A fabric marker kit that'll help you trick your sneakers out so you really make your ~mark~ with footwear that's totally YOU. The set comes with 20 dual-ended markers that are non-toxic, fade-proof, and washing machine-safe.

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    Promising review: "I'm ordering more! I bought these to use on shoes to decorate (I'm a teacher) and I love them! They're easy to use and there are bright colors." —Josey

    Get it from Amazon for $12.96.

    20. Sole adhesives with a rubber grip to prevent your snazziest shoes from sending you sliding across the floor involuntarily.

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    Heads up: Lots of reviewers noted that they stuck this adhesive to their shoe and then used a blow dryer to warm it up so it would remain secure.

    Promising review: "I have a few pairs of high heels I have not worn in a while because the bottoms are so slippery! These are perfect! I do not slip at all with these on the bottom! They were super easy to apply and they don’t feel like there is anything on the bottom of my shoe! I’m excited to put these on the rest of my heels! So much safer!" —Jenna

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99 (five pairs in one set).

    21. A glitzy brooch to attach to your favorite pumps for instant razzle-dazzle.

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    Promising review: "So I saw a $250 pair of Badgley Mischka shoes that I wanted for my wedding. I wasn’t going to spend that kind of money on one pair of heels so I transformed a $25 pair of high heels into $250 lookalikes. The applique brought the heels just the right amount of bling. I cut out the top and bottom stones and they fit perfectly. Lovely. I would buy again." —Moogav

    Get it from Amazon for $17.88+ (available in three colors).

    22. Louis Vuitton shoe art so you'll have the expensive Parisian boot in your possession even if it's not on your foot. It's called manifesting, OK?!

    Etsy / Julia Laugh / Via etsy.com

    Promising review: "This is a lovely painting. Fast delivery, nice communication, and careful packaging. Also, I love this picture!" —Hfarkas2

    Get it from the JuliaLaugh shop on Etsy for $4.16+ (available in sizes ranging from postcard 10x15 cm to 61x91 cm).

    23. Fur-trimmed lace-up sneaks to keep those feet comfy and those ankles warm this season.

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    Promising review: "Love these shoes! The fuzzy lining is soft, the fit is great, and I love that they look designer for a fraction of the cost! These are too cool for school!" —Chau

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes 5-11; five colors and two styles including a furless option).

    24. A Sock Panda subscription that'll send you a fire socks design every month to help you play up your shoe collection even more.

    Instagram / Sock Panda / Via instagram.com

    Sock Panda will send you different sock designs each month. The socks are made of Peruvian cotton, nylon, and spandex so they're designed to be super warm and stretchy! You can get a single pair or two sets.

    Promising review: "I have received several shipments and each month I continue to look forward to my surprise socks. I have not yet been disappointed by the unique variety of images and vibrant designs. They are well-made and very comfortable, and they can make wonderful gifts as well. Thank you so much for your excellent product!" —Rochelle R.

    Get one pair of socks for $11 a month from Sock Panda on Cratejoy OR two pairs for $17 (available in children's, men's, and women's sizes).

    25. A leather paint set to help you step into the big leagues with shoe art. With a touch of patience and the perfect hues, you could transform your beloved sneakers or boots into brand new exclusives unavailable in stores.

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    This paint is great for sneakerheads but one reviewer even used the paint to give a pair of cowboy boots a colorful new twist. Reviewers also use it to customize or repair leather bags, furniture, and jackets.

    Promising review: "I was a bit skeptical of a shoe specific paint — it seemed more marketing hoodoo than a real improvement over other paints — but I was mistaken. This stuff rocks! It works well with stencils and brushes, has good opacity, great adhesion, and remains flexible when it dries. When combined with Angelus Paint 2-Thin, you can use it in any fillable paint pen. You lose some opacity but gain the ability to do longer continuous lines before needing more paint compared to a brush. I look forward to working on a few other projects with this paint." —Xaq F.

    Get it from Amazon for $32.18 (12 colors available in a multipack).

    26. Shoe planters so your love for plants and shoes can finally flourish together. These "shoes" are made of ceramic, have real laces, and are inspired by the retro practice of throwing tied-up sneakers on power lines. Happy I ~planted~ this shoe pot idea in your head? You're welcome.

    ApolloBox

    Get them from ApolloBox for $60 (available in five styles and your choice of the right or left shoe).

    27. Thigh-high boots that are so friggin' sexy, you might just make a pass at yourself in these gorgeous things. The heel is only 3.5 inches which means — yasss — you get the thigh-high looks without the high-heel pain. Also, bonus: Several reviewers noted that these boots have jussst enough stretch but that they actually do stay up without sagging on long, skinny legs. Can you say game-changer?!

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    Promising review: "I have finally found my golden thigh-high boots!!! I have searched far and wide for thigh-highs that actually stay up. These babies do not move the slightest and they aren’t skintight either (I have about average size thighs). The heel is a great height for tall girls like me — a little over three inches for my size 10. The pointed look makes it super sexy and the quality is great. Best of all, I’ve worn these suckers all night long, for six or more hours and my feet feel great! No pain what so ever. I’m buying all the colors now." —Lexie

    Get them from Amazon for $45.68+ (available in sizes 5-10.5 and 18 styles).

    28. A sneaker pet bed for us pet lovers who adore shoes ~and~ our furry friends more than people. This adorable bed is shaped like a denim Converse sneaker and is made with materials like fleece and polyurethane foam to keep your pet feeling comfy and cozy. Your pet's shoe game has to be as dope as yours, right?

    ApolloBox

    This bed is made for pets that are 15 pounds and under.

    Get it from ApolloBox for $85.99.

    29. Cushiony heel inserts that'll prevent the pinching toe pain that makes you regret the day you ever stepped foot inside of a heel. These also have a ridge on each one to prevent you from slipping and sliding out of your heels.

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    Promising review: "These heel inserts are a godsend! I tested them out with a pair of heels that I love but can’t wear more than an hour and I was able to get five hours out of them! Probably longer, but I didn’t stay out late. If you want to wear your heels longer, then get these! They are so comfortable and I look forward to wearing them with all my heels!" —Priscilla

    Get them from Amazon for $7.97.

    30. Encouraging shoe tags so your favorite running kicks will cheer you on every single step of the way through your marathon or daily route!

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    Promising review: "My wife absolutely loves these. As a wife and a mom, sometimes her heart is all that keeps her going. She gets up before all of us to get her run in. When it's time to switch to a new pair of running shoes she faithfully puts these on the new pair (which is only as difficult as lacing them) and off she goes. It's a great way to support the runner in your life when you can't physically be on the road/trail/track/treadmill with them. They have already outlasted two pairs of Saucony Redeemers." —Kevin L.

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99.

    31. A foot file to put to use if you're prone to getting calluses from the heels you keep in rotation or staying on your feet for long periods of time. The before and after photos explain exactly how well this thingamajig works.

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    Promising review: "AMAZING!!! I've never had dry or cracked heels until recently and I've tried everything I could find to get rid of them! This is all you need!!! I literally opened the box and did this in less than a minute! I'll never use anything else! Even better than professional pedicures!" —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    32. Ankle and heel cushion inserts that'll relieve pressure from that area specifically. They'll work great for heels but will also save your feet if your flat shoes tend to rub against your ankles. Happy feet are a must for a shoe-lover, right?! The set comes with five pairs including one black, one clear, and two nudes.

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    Promising review: "These are so perfect for my ballet flats. I hate how my flats rub and my feet end up aching at the end of the day. These have some cushion under the heel (I'm a heel walker) which not only helps to secure the back but also makes your shoes even more comfortable. The clear set is my favorite... They are a complete dream to wear now! I love that there is adhesive to hold them in place if you want to permanently put them in a pair of shoes. I have so many ballet flats that I haven't committed to which pairs I want to keep them in so I keep changing them around. I'll probably end up getting another set so I can put them in all my flats." —Amzn Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $13.49.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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