New leather soles can be lethal, especially on slippery tiles and wet metal surfaces. When I was last in Antibes, I purchased a pair of sandals at the French shoe store/brand Minelli. The kind shop woman asked me if I also wanted self adhesive anti slip patches attached to the soles of my shoes. Such a brilliant concept, I immediately said yes!
My well worn Minelli sandals with black anti slip soles
Now Minelli has opened a shop-in-shop in Steen & Strøm in Oslo where they also sell their anti slip soles. They come in two sizes — heels and flats — and two colours — black and nude.
Mum and I treated ourselves to new sandals in the amazing Mango sales (50 % off all sandals and lots of great styles to choose from), but the leather soles made them so slippery — I was basically skating around the store.
While mum ran another errand, I went over to Steen & Strøm and picked up a pair of outer soles for each of us. They were only Nok 69 and make walking a totally safe experience. Too bad they can’t do anything about the blisters from my gorgeous new but very stiff sandals, but that’s just me being greedy…
Minelli is the only store in Oslo that I know of that carries these anti slip soles, but I also found some online at eBay and Deal Extreme (the latter ships for free to Norway). Please let me know in the comments section if you know of any other stores that carry these, so I can update this post and more people can share the joy.
Have a wonderful day and a gorgeous July 4th to all my US readers!