Quick Tip: How to Fix Scuffed Shoes

Hi everyone, 

A shoe riddled with scuffmarks can make even the cutest outfit look sloppy – and unfortunately, no heel is safe from the inevitable streak (or two).  Luckily, there are ways to get rid of these pesky marks.  The best part? Most of them involve everyday items you probably already have at home! 



Next time you look down and see those dreaded marks, try one of these 3 easy fixes: 

  1. Nail polish remover. Dip a q-tip in nail polish remover and dab it on the scuffmark. Be sure to test it on a less-obvious area of your shoe first to make sure it is compatible with the material. This method can work wonders fading the marks on patent leather shoes!
  2. Tooth paste and an old toothbrush. Gently buffing out scuffs with a toothbrush and toothpaste works best on shoes made of cloth or canvas. You can also substitute water and baking soda in for toothpaste.
  3. Rubber eraser. Huffington Post recommends your pencil’s counterpart as a great way to remove scuffs from vinyl and suede shoes.  Just rub the end of your eraser against the scuffs to fade them – they’ll be as good as new in no time.


And there you have it!  Looks like you won’t need to find a new favorite pair of shoes after all ^_^ 

Have you dealt with scuffmarks before? Tell me your experience in the comments!

<3 Mish


photo credit: avestyles


  1. TaylorReese says:

    My shoes had scuff marks and when I did my method of rubbing my finger across it started to peel so next time I’ll try one of these methods Thanks

  2. Arzoo Mahmood says:

    Great I’ll try it

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