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My pet hate is people that leave the lables on the bottom of there shoes. There is nothing worse in my eyes than the sight if a beautifull pair of heels in the street and the price tag still on the sole! Is it just me?

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No, it's not just you. Why do they do it? A gorgeous pair of shoes or boots and there is a white label clearly visible. :wink: Come on girls and boys! Take the labels off! :lol:

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Yep, me too. At a heel meet I told Heelfan off once for wearing some boots with lables still on. WD40 does the trick!

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Dosen't bother me really. I'm not paying attention to the bottoms of the shoe.

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If its a cheap paper label I'll toke it off, but the transparent ones I tend to leave as long as they dont have more than a Brand, size or country of origin.

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Why??!! Leave them on they don't hurt any thing... ;)

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The only stickey labels that don't come off early on in the wearing cycle, are the ones that are up close to the top of the heel. They are unsightly and most people just forget to look at the underside of their new shoes before they wear them out for the first time. ;)

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I've bought shoes before that were marked down from places like Value City. They put these stupid sticker that won't come off no matter how much you try. I hate it when people use stickers with what seems like superglue!!! ;) Scotty

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Time to get out the magic markers..... ;)

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Time to get out the magic markers..... ;)

Even worse Bubba if it's a light colored sole.

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Ahhhhggggggah! Where are the "shoe police" when you really need them? ;)

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Yep, this drives me mad too! ;) It smacks to the "can't be bothered" attitude that is so prevalent nowadays.

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Nigel wrote " At a heel meet I told Heelfan off once for wearing some boots with lables still on." He really is the worst for that. Labels annoy me because it detracts from the shoe, although if they're a really nice pair labels are usefull to know where the lady got them from and how much they are!

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Now, there are classy ways of marking shoes with brand, place of purchase and pirce paid. Hot iron branding with logos or store names is one way. While I wouldn't mind seeing "Peachies" branded into the soles of my heels in small but easily recognizable lettering, I think I wouldn't like to see $205.00 marked underneath the lettering. And, as an aside, I don't think there's a thing wrong if Peachy decided to include her firms' name, addrerss and telephone number (or email address) somewhere inside of the shoes where it could be seen. After all, even Parada inserts their label inside their shoes. ;)

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Good idea Bubba. Definatly a thought for the future once the business becomes more established. Im also looking into printed boxes and such like.

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Printed boxes are a convenient way of exhibiting merchant's information for products they sell. Until sales become sufficient to support the cost of printing, I would investigate printing peel-and-stick labels to place onto the boxes when they are stocked onto the shelves. Crack and Peel labels can also be used as mailing labels by placing them on parcels that are to be shipped off of the business site. Additionally, I have been using a "crack and peel" business card with great success. Crack-and-peel business card (business-sticks) can be used as regular business cards by having the size, look and feel of regular business cards, but the face of the card can be peeled off and placed onto the cover of telephone directories, package, or any convenient surface (even Role-a-dex index cards) to put your shop's identy up front and very noticable.

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Some of those labels are extremely hard to get off and because of that I can see why most people will leave them on. By working slowly, I can usually peal them off in one piece, but some are not going to come off in one piece no matter what. Nigel made a suggestion to try WD-40 to take labels off. I haven't tried that yet but it sounds like a good thing to try. Cheers--- Dawn HH

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You might want to be careful with WD-40 though. It is a water dispersant and only meant for use on metal surfaces. If you do use it, keep it away from the upper. There's no saying what effects it may have on patent or real leather.

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The trick with using stick-on labels is tofind a brand formulated with an adhesive that has a release point strong enough to adhere to the surface until they are no longer needed and can be easily peeled off. It's a chemistry thing and easily accomplished by glue makers.

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Thanks Lindsay for the warning. That's something to be cautious about. I have used a product called Googone to take the sticky residue off of things after the labels are taken off, but have not tried to soften the whole label with it in order to remove the label. Cheers--- Dawn HH

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I have a trick for getting labels off -- especially useful for those nasty ones where the label peels off and leaves the glue behind. As mentioned earlier, solvents may work in these cases but I have found that a solvent strong enough to do some good often has some other unpleasant side-effect (such as smearing coloring or partially dissolving the underlying surface). For those nasty gobs of goo that some labels leave behind I use a piece of sticky tape to lift the remaining adhesive off. I find that ordinary masking tape works, apply it to the gooey area and press it down good. I usually rub it briskly with a fingernail to get good adhesive contact. Then peel the tape back gently and more often than not the gooey mess sticks to the tape harder than it sticks to the surface. It may take several applications like this to lift away all the goo but it works and leaves no residue. I have used "Scotch" tape in this way, as well as vinyl electrical tape. But ordinary masking tape seems to work as well as anything.

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Hah, and there was I in Peachy shoes catching up on the goings on and I get told off by heelfan for reminding everybody that he was caught out! As for the WD40, this product is not a 'fix in a tin' it is there to be used drop by drop. Nigel.

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Bubba136:-) Thanks for your research on Googone. I have used this product for many things for many years and it only takes a few drops to do the job. A bottle lasts forever and I keep one in the garage and one in the house. I get them at the Dollar Store for a $1.00, of course. I have also used the masking tape method of removing the glue residue, especially from smooth surfaces. Cheers--- Dawn HH

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I agree that the lable are tacky, and I remove them from my shoes. But I kind of like it when women don't remove them, and I can see exactly what size they are wearing. Sometime you can also tell a shoe size in a photo if they have lef the lable on, as is often the case in fashion photo shoots.

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I hate to see labels on the bottom of shoes too. Although as Latextex said, it is nice if you're admiring a girl's shoes and then realise that they'd fit you! What's worse than the labels to me though is when you see a girl wearing a pair that's so badly in need of reheeling that she's lost the tips and is walking on the exposed metal shank. Ugh. I saw this at work a couple of days ago, very attractive girl in a pair of gorgeous black leather stiletto ankle boots and the heels were ruined. Chris

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I recall being at a family wedding about 30 years ago and kneeling down in church for prayers. A lady in the row in front of me did the same, revealing her shoe soles with a very prominent sticker on one saying 'Faded - to clear, £2'. Apart from them being a purple colour (faded??) I can't remember the shoes, but I doubt that they were very exciting, given the prevailing fashions. I do remember several other people spotting the label and sniggering. Nearly as much fun as the old practical joke of writing HE and LP on the groom's soles so that they spelled out HELP to the congregation when he knelt down 'out front'!

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I love the look of black leather boots or shoes with tan leather soles; really highlights the outline of the shoe/boot and the angle of the instep. Such a shame when you see these covered with stickers.

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