Fix for slipping shoe tounge
June 26, 2007 11:53 AM   Subscribe

Is there any way to keep the tounge of my shoes from slipping to the side?

This seems to have perplexed my googling abilities, and nobody I know seems to have an answer. I have two pairs of docs that are functionally the same, just different colors, and the tounge keeps sliding to the right on the right shoe of one pair.

Is there anything I can do to stop this? They are laced in the exact same manner.
posted by MysticMCJ to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Cut two small vertical slits into the center of the tongue. Run the laces through the slits.
posted by The World Famous at 12:09 PM on June 26, 2007

posted by Elsa at 12:15 PM on June 26, 2007

You screwed that link up, there, Elsa. Here's the corrected link.
posted by wsg at 12:32 PM on June 26, 2007

Thanks, wsg. It's the first time I've used the link button, and it worked on preview. Dang!
posted by Elsa at 12:44 PM on June 26, 2007

Upscale shoe stores sell something called a "tongue pad" that solves this very problem. It's only a buck or two - it's basically a fabric pad that sticks to the tongue to provide more hold. My daughter uses them with her riding boots and says they work great.
posted by COD at 12:46 PM on June 26, 2007

Doh. somehow I didn't find this via search.

posted by MysticMCJ at 1:03 PM on June 26, 2007

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