As I’ve discussed many times before, I’m trying out a capsule wardrobe.
I’m trying to keep trendy clothing and patterns out of my wardrobe as best I can, which has been great for my wallet. But other times it’s been, well, boring.
Easy (and cheap) solution to that problem? ShoeLicks!
ShoeLicks sent me a message on Twitter inviting me to test them out, and I was pretty excited! They’re basically giant stickers for the bottom of your high-heeled shoes. They make it super easy to jazz up a basic heel.
Naturally, I got the Dancing Dinos design, but there are lots of fun options.
The process is super simple—it took me about 10 minutes total, including gathering up all of my supplies.
The only problem I had at first was finding a pair of heels with a flat base. My black and nude heels both had imprints with the sizes and brands, but my H&M grey heels (sold out—similar) were pretty flat, so I chose those.
As you can tell, these shoes are well-loved. So first I have to make sure there wasn’t too much dirt on the bottom that would cause the ShoeLicks to fall off.
Then, before pulling off the backing, I put the first ShoeLicks sticker where I wanted it on the shoe. I rubbed the edge of the tan heel section to create an indent where I would need to cut, and cut around it with some sharp scissors.
Boom! Easy peesy. Then I just flipped the cut-out section over and lined it up with the second sticker. That way I knew they’d be the same shape, just like my shoes.
Then I peeled about an inch of the backing off, lined it up where I wanted it, and stuck! After I smoothed everything out, I cut the excess off the bottom, and voila!
As you can see, it’s not the most exact science, and the stickers themselves are kinda cheap. But, don’t forget, these are going on the ground, so no one is going to be looking really closely at them.
I think these are really fun, but I think they’d be better for higher heels, where they’d be more obvious. Mine are pretty short, so they might not be noticed.
I’d also prefer a little better quality, because I doubt I’ll get more than one use out of these. But they’re less than $3.50, so for a once-in-a-while thing to get you out of a capsule wardrobe funk, I think they’d be worth it!
Are you interested in ShoeLicks? What design would you use?