Save your TOMS

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I bought my first pair of TOMS last October. We had a hot dog stand at my parent's garage sale and I used my cash to buy my coveted Snow Leopard TOMS. I wore them everyday for 5 months and was appalled to find holes wearing in each of the toes. In an effort to fix them I sewed a few stitches in each toe. This was a temporary fix, so I was thrilled when I found these adhesive patches at Jo-Ann's in the patches/notion section.


They come in khaki, denim and black. The tan color was perfect to patch my TOMS because I knew the patch would show through a little bit. It was so easy to cut a 1"x1" piece, remove the adhesive backing and stick it up inside the toe. Just beware to get the patch stuck in smoothly without any bumps or wrinkles.
I got new black TOMS this week for my birthday and guess what my first move was? Patch the toes. I wish I had patched my first toes before even wearing them and prevented the holes.


My original patched TOMS are still going strong 5 months later. Whether they are new or old, patch your TOMS from the inside- you will be glad you did later!

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4 comments:

  1. Great idea! I love my shoes & always get so sad when I find they are ruined. Thanks for the tip!

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  2. I was just noticing some wear on my black pair, but it is the heal right above the sole. Two small holes have appeared. I can tell the toe will go eventually. Thanks for the tip!

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  3. What great advice! And I totally forgot about how much I wanted the snow leopard pair!

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  4. This is genius! I have the lace ones so I can't do that. But I also don't wear them as much as a normal pair. I will definitely be doing this when I get another pair.

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