How to Fix Scuffed Metallic Shoes

From silver flats to flashy gold stilettos, metallic shoes add ultimate glamour to any outfit. Unfortunately, the metallic finish can easily get scuffed up. Here's how to touch up your shoes shoes and restore them to their former shining glory.

Look for metallic nail polish colors that match your shoes. Test out the shade by painting a small sample on a note card, and use the swatch to find the perfect match.

White vinegar is a great natural cleaner that's safe to use on most materials. Using a toothbrush, gently scrub away scuff marks with vinegar.

Paint over the scuffed area with the nail polish. Let the first layer dry, then paint on a second layer and let it dry.

Paint on a clear top coat polish to seal in the color.


Clear top coat nail polish can be painted all over metallic shoes to help prevent future scuffs. More than one bottle might be needed.

If your shoes are severely scuffed up, another method you can try is to spray paint them with metallic paint, then spray on a shellac finish to make them shine and seal in the color. You may not be able to find an exact color match, but you can give the shoes a shiny new finish.