How to Fix Scuffed High Heels

by Kimbry Parker ; Updated July 18, 2017

Common household products will fix scuffed high heels.

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It’s bound to happen. You go out in your favorite pair of heels, only to find scuff marks all over them when you get home. The good news is that you don’t have to give them to charity or tuck them away in the closet. Fix scuffed high heels quickly with items you probably already have in your home.

Wipe the shoes with a damp rag to remove any dirt from the surface. Dry them with a clean rag.

Wet a clean. soft rag with water, then dip a small portion of it into baking soda.

Scrub the scuffed area of the shoe gently with the rag and baking soda. Remove the baking soda residue from the shoes with another clean, damp rag.

Apply a dab of plain toothpaste to the shoes if the scuffs are still there and the shoes are a light color. Rub the toothpaste into the scuff marks using a rag until they disappear. Wipe away the residue with a clean, damp rag.


  • Avoid using toothpaste on darker-colored shoes as it may stain the material. Do not use toothpaste containing any abrasives or bleaches, as this may damage the shoe.

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About the Author

Kimbry Parker has been writing since 1998 and has published content on various websites. Parker has experience writing on a variety of topics such as health, parenting, home improvement and decorating. She is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in organizational communication.