Tuesday, August 17, 2010

An Open Letter to Shoe Retailers

Dear Shoe Stores of the World

Please stop putting white stickers on the soles of shoes which are impossible to remove. Us girlies love our shoes and when we buy a new pair, we want to wear them. We don’t want to spend half an hour attempting to pick off a label which appears to have been attached with superglue, wrecking our nails and getting bits of white paper stuck to our fingers in the process.

We understand that the size and composition of the shoe needs to be stated somewhere, but how about using a tag such as the ones used as price tags on clothes? Or just use a less powerful glue? But for goodness sake, please stop using the labels you are using now. Or at least make them black. Because we all know that walking around with the remnants of a white sticker on the sole of your new shoes is not a good look.

Yours faithfully,



  1. Hear hear!! it is bloody annoying!!

  2. HEAR HEAR! And what about the times you forget to take it off and some moron inevitably says "your shoes cost $19.99". And then you take your shoe off and beat them over the head with it.

    Or that might just be me ...

  3. just blast the sticker with a hot hairdryer, they simply peel off.

  4. I will try that next time anonymous, thanks for the tip.