Attempting to scrape gum off your shoe always results in a sticky mess. Toss your gum-covered shoe it in the freezer instead for easy removal.
Photo by Mahalie Stackpole.
Putting your shoe in the freezer for a couple hours makes the gum much easier to chip off, says Redditor tomer_360. After a brief search around the net, we found that if you have a plastic bag handy, you can make the process even easier:
Take the shoe with the gum and place it in a plastic grocery bag or large food storage bag. Press the area of the shoe with the gum onto the plastic of the bag. Clear an area in the freezer. Place the bag into the freezer with the shoe still inside. Allow the gum to freeze. This will require at least an hour if not two hours.
Once the gum is frozen, remove the shoe and the bag from the freezer. Pull the bag and the shoe apart from each other. The gum should stick to the bag and solve your dilemma.
That way, you won’t have to deal with your shoe constantly sticking to the floor and making a mess. Hit the link for a few more gum-removal tips.
How to Remove Gum From Your Shoes [DoItYourself.com