Best Gum Removers for Shoes

Nothing can ruin your day faster than looking down to realize you stepped in a piece of gum. While the piece sometimes comes off quickly with a scrape against the sidewalk, other times it gets hardened onto the sole and fabric of your footwear. Lucky for you, there are solutions formulated to combat even the toughest, stuck-on remnants. Ahead, we selected some of the best gum removers that work quickly without staining the material or causing further damage to your shoes.

Watch on FN

1. Goo Gone Original Liquid

This option is safe to use on fabric as well as most other surfaces.

Pros: It easily removes gum without causing discoloration.

Cons: It may require a bit of elbow grease.

goo gone
CREDIT: Courtesy of Amazon

2. 3M Gum Remover

This solution is effective on fabric shoes and their soles.

Pros: It requires no follow-up rinse for clear results, either.

Cons: It may be more watery than other removers.

3m, gum remover
CREDIT: Courtesy of Amazon

3. Simoniz Chewing Gum Remover

It freezes sticky substances to approximately -40 degrees Fahrenheit so they quickly crack off.

Pros: No staining or chemical residue is left behind.

Cons: The brand recommends wearing gloves during use.

simoniz, spray
CREDIT: Courtesy of Amazon

All products featured have been independently selected and curated by our editorial team. If you buy something through the links included on our site, FN may earn a commission.

Access exclusive content