It sort of worked, but when it come time to leave, Hazel didn't want to come out. So I kicked off my flats and went in after her! She came out with me without much trouble and I didn't even get stuck in the little kid space. However, when I got back out, I noticed that one of my flats was upside down...the black, nasty, gummy gross sole waving my mom flag to the world. Now, people don't normally see the soles of my shoes... but that doesn't seem like a reason to let them be nasty. Couple that with the fact that Seth and I sell full-time on eBay, and I have cleaned hundreds of shoes to send to other people - and I was understandably embarrassed. So let's you and I take 5 minutes together and learn how to overhaul the soles of your flats! Well actually, I've already learned this...so let me share it with you!
*I usually ignore the spot-test warning on cleaning products, but this is one you should take seriously. You have the potential to stain or ruin your soles so make sure to test a small patch before continuing!
If you try to scrub or wipe off your shoes too early, you'll be disappointed. Goo Gone takes a bit of time to penetrate, so I let mine sit for about a minute. If you're cleaning tar or asphalt off the bottom of your shoes, you might want to wait a bit longer...and change where you walk. Goo Gone really only penetrates the top layer, so there's no need to wait too long. 60 seconds and let's move on!
The Finished Product
That's all there is to it! Whether you just cleaned a pair of shoes to sell on eBay or refreshed a personal pair, I hope that was super easy and helpful. If you haven't visited our blog before, stick around for a bit! We show people exactly how you can make thousands of extra dollars per month as a stay at home mom (or dad) or as a part time gig. You can read our story here or just get right into the how-to-make-money here!
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