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When you’re loving the peep-toe style in everything from booties to sandals to pumps, you might find your shoe closet filling up with peeps. One common challenge when wearing these open-toed styles is the tendency of your toes to creep out toward the front. Keep your toes snugly in place with some crafty inserts and you’ll never deal with a creeping peep show again.
Why Your Toes Creep
It’s a simple matter of gravity: When you’re teetering around on mile-high peep-toes, it’s only a matter of time before your toes start moving forward. Sometimes this issue can get so bad that the toes actually move off the shoe and touch the ground. The simple solution is to add inserts into the shoes that will create a surface that keeps your feet from shifting inside the peep-toes. The inserts will also add an element of padding and comfort to the shoes.
Shoe halters are nifty doodads that have an adhesive backing that lets you stick them onto the inside of the peep-toes right under the balls of your feet. The result is that the halters press against the balls of your feet and keep them from moving. This is the option for girls who don’t need any extra arch support.
Full Arch Support Inserts
If you feel comfy with extra arch support, go for a full insert that covers the area from the heel to the ball of each shoe. You’ll get some support for your heels and arches that will keep your feet from sliding out of those stylin’ peep-toe holes.
Hide the Inserts
Inserts can be a problem when you’re wearing strappy peep-toes. You still need the no-budge inserts, but who wants the world to see them? In this case, you’ve got a few options. Choose clear inserts or ones that match the inner lining of your shoes for a no-fuss way to hide the inserts. Another option is to take out the shoes' existing linings and stick the inserts into the shoes, then stick the linings back in and your peep-toes are ready to strut.