I have heard of many uses for double-sided tape but using it to keep your heels from slipping off is a new one for me. Maybe I was under a rock when people were discussing it previously, who knows. Daily Mail is reporting that Jessica Alba was asked at the Met Gala last week how she avoids high heel mishaps. Jessica graciously answered stating:
“I stick every shoe to the bottom of my foot with double-stick tape.”
This was news to me reading it. Jessica also stated that she had few mishaps before she learned this little trick. Apparently, Hollywood Fashion tape is a favorite for this shoe issue. It’s already pre-cut into small strips but if the pre-cut strips don’t excite you, certainly feel free to purchase double-sided tape from Target, Walmart or any similar store.
Amazon sells the Hollywood Fashion tape as well and I was really curious to see how customers that have purchased it felt about the product. I specifically wanted to know about sweating. One customer stated in her review:
“The tape was just what I needed. It lasted all day for an outside event, even in the hot and sticky weather.” Another customer stated ” The tape sticks on very well!… The best part, is that the tapes really does stick to your skin, even if you sweat!”
From my research, the process is to add the strips to the inside of your heel then press down with your heel and like magic no more walking out of your shoes. However, you will have to change the tape after one or two wears as reported by another blogger that tried it. The stickiness of the tape will break down from the moisture from your feet.
I have such a problem with my heels slipping out of pumps. I rarely purchase pumps without an ankle strap for that reason. I’m going to try this process to see if it really works. A lot of DIY-ers were suggesting putting duck tape in your shoe. I don’t think I’m a fan of that because of the stickiness of the glue on the duct tape. I think I’ll pass on that one. However, models have been using the double-sided tape as a secret trick for some time now. They still tend to fall on the runway but I haven’t seen many instances where their shoes came completely off so maybe this is an AHA moment for me!
Read the full story on Daily Mail.