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How to Protect Your Christian Louboutin’s Soles….No Cobbler Required!

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I think every girl’s inner Carrie Bradshaw dreams of designer shoes.  Then once you get a pair of Christian Louboutins you dread seeing those gorgeous red bottoms get scuffed. There are many schools of thought here, one being they’re shoes so just wear them. BUT us fashionistas know they’re hardly just shoes.  So what’s a girl to do?

 

Some people take them to a shoe cobbler to have a rubber red sole put on the bottom. On a positive note it does help with traction. But in my opinion there seems to be many more negatives than positives. First, the red rubber soles are a completely different color red. Then there’s the fact that in order to get the rubber soles on they must scrape off all the red paint from your soles. That’s just so sad for brand new shoes. Lastly, it’s expensive on top of already pricey shoes. 

 

I’ve searched high and low for an alternative and finally found a good one!  The military grade scratch resistant shields you use on iPad screens works perfectly!!  The brand is called Zagg and I found mine on EBay for $5!!  Who would have ever guessed!?  The process is the same as when applying to your phone or iPad screen and from what I’ve heard lasts at least a year while keeping your red bottoms bright red.  HOORAY!

 

Steps to Success:  (see photos below)

1- Clean your soles of any debris. 

2- Trace the outline of your shoe sole (where the bottom of your foot hits the ground, not the arch area) onto the shield paper 

3- Using the enclosed spray solution, spray the bottom of your shoe and your fingers. This avoids fingerprints. 

4- Peel back the cut out of the traced sole you did. Once peeled, spray the sticky side with the solution. 

5- Line up your shield with the bottom of your shoe. It will slide around from the solution.

6- Once it’s perfectly in place, use the included squeegee to press out excess solution and any air bubbles. You will find after a few seconds the shield sticks perfectly with no air bubbles. 

 

The result?  A clear, shiny shielded bottom that will keep your red soles looking extra bright and cheery for many wears to come. I hope you enjoy this solution as much as I have. If so, please post comments below. 

 

Xoxo~ Erika

12 Comments

  1. Me me

    October 28, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    What happens when you try to remove it? Does it peel the paint or leather off with it? I have a brand new unworn pair. Too afraid to wear without a protector

  2. Me me

    October 28, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    And too afraid to put something in them that can’t be taken off with out damaging them.

    • Erika

      November 15, 2014 at 11:50 pm

      Hi!

      From what I’ve heard about this process of you leave them on long enough they’ll wear down so much that removal should be fairly easy. And it should take many wears to wear them down. I will tell you if you take them to a cobbler for a rubber sole to be put on they will literally scrape up all your soles in order to apply the rubber soles. So I prefer this method. Hope it works for you and thanks for reading my blog. ~ Erika

  3. Hannah

    December 17, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Super easy & looks beautiful! We use this brand protector for our phones and love it. I would have never thought to use them on my shoes. Thank you!

    • Erika

      December 18, 2014 at 1:31 am

      Oh great!! So happy to hear it worked well for you too!
      ~Erika

  4. Teresa

    January 23, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    That seems like a great idea! I was just wondering if it made the soles more slippery with the zagg protector.

    • Erika

      January 28, 2015 at 2:11 pm

      Thank you! Actually I haven’t noticed them being more slippery. I say go for it! 😉

  5. Eddie

    July 9, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    I bought a pair of male sneakers and waned to know if that would work on those as well? And when you remove it does it harm the actual paint from the soles?

    • Erika

      January 22, 2016 at 3:03 am

      Hi! I am not familiar with trying this on sneakers so I’d hate to say try it. I’m assuming there’s traction on the bottom if they’re sneakers so I’d say it wouldn’t work very well. Seems to work great on the slick surface. Hope that helps.

  6. Nicole D

    October 12, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Hi have you tried removing these yet? Really curious what happens before I do it. Thanks!

    • Erika

      January 22, 2016 at 3:02 am

      Hi! I have not removed mine as they are still looking good. From what I’ve heard about this process if you leave them on long enough they’ll wear down so much that removal should be fairly easy. And it should take many wears to wear them down. I will tell you if you take them to a cobbler for a rubber sole to be put on they will literally scrape up all your soles in order to apply the rubber soles. So I prefer this method. Hope it works for you and thanks for reading my blog. ~ Erika

  7. Lo

    June 23, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    hi
    when i decide to remove the screen protector, will the red paint rip off ?
    thank you

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