The points of pointy toe footwear are easily scuffed, and after some wear the scuffs become visible. This is precisely what happened to the colour blocked flats that I bought six months ago. There was a bald grey patch on the toe points as you can see below.


My simple fix involved using a black sharpie pen to cover up the grey patch, and you’ll see the noticeable difference in the picture below. The sharpie colour doesn’t blend perfectly with the black leather of the shoe, but it takes the edge off the scuff. My flats definitely look better after my little sharpie intervention.


You could achieve a similar result with black shoe polish, but a sharpie pen is easier and faster to apply.