The fun factor of a pair of Skechers light-up shoes can be attested to by anyone who owns a pair. But if they start acting up and won’t light up, it can be very annoying. Fortunately, there are some easy steps you can take to try to correct the problem. The most common issues with Skechers light-up shoes and their solutions are discussed here. Keep reading to find out more!
Several customers have complained that the LED in their Skechers shoes has stopped working. You might be able to fix your shoes in this case instead of buying a whole new pair of Sketchers if this is the case.
A Detailed Guide on How to Fix Skechers Light Up Shoes
Issue 1: The Lights Are Not Working.
Possible battery failure has rendered the shoes’ illumination useless. It’s possible the shoe’s electrical wiring is broken if you’ve already tried replacing the batteries and they still don’t work.
How To Fix:
If you are able to access the battery compartment of your light-up footwear, we advise replacing the existing batteries with a new set. If this does not resolve the issue, it is likely that the shoes themselves are broken. Having them checked out by a professional shoe repair shop is a good idea. However, if they need specialized parts to be fixed, the price could rise to $150–$200 or more.
Issue 2: Loose Lights.
The lights on your shoes could fall off if the glue holding them on wears out or breaks. You can use superglue to securely reattach any lights that come loose. If you don’t feel comfortable repairing your shoes yourself with superglue, a shoe repair shop will be happy to assist you.
How To Fix:
You’ll need to get some superglue and put a few drops on the spot on the shoe where the light screws in. Then, after placing it where you want it, hold it there for about 30 seconds while it dries and adheres. If the lights don’t come with their own adhesive, you can use eyelash glue or jewelry glue instead of superglue blobs.
Issue 3: Led Lights Are Broken.
.If an LED light or group of lights suddenly stops functioning, it could be due to a burnt bulb, a short circuit, or a loose connection in the wiring. Instead of sending your shoes out to be fixed, you can do a quick test at home with a multimeter by checking the connection between the LED light’s positive and negative legs.
If the connection has been severed, you can try re-soldering it and then apply superglue around the soles of the shoes to secure them in place.
How To Fix:
When an LED light has burned out or shorted, the multimeter will read 0 ohms of resistance between its two legs. If this is the case, you should get out your soldering iron, heat the area you’ll be working on by rubbing a damp sponge across it (this will prevent you from burning the sponge), and wait until both metal surfaces are hot enough to melt the solder.
Then, put a drop of solder in between them and wait a few seconds for it to fully set up the connection. Keep in mind that you could potentially ruin the entire wire if you try to force the connection without first adding some solder (start with a small amount and add more if necessary).
Issue 4: The Exterior Light Is Not Working.
There is a problem with the LED lights if the bottoms of your shoes light up when you press on them but the uppers do not (rather than any part of their wiring system). One or both of these lights could be burned out or short-circuited, or there could be a problem with the electrical wiring.
How To Fix:
If your shoes’ LED lights have burned out, you have two options: take them to a repair shop or buy a new set of equivalent lights and install them yourself. But if the problem is only that the shoes can’t make a stable electrical connection to their own wiring, then the shoes almost certainly have a problem with their own electrical wiring.
Don’t try this repair unless you’re comfortable working around vulnerable electrical systems; light-up shoes are specialized footwear that require specialized care. Instead, you should get some help from a real expert.
Issue 5: The Exterior Plastic Covering Has Become Broken/scratched/dented
If you happen to drop your shoes or otherwise damage the plastic exterior, don’t fret; you can simply replace the coating with a new one.
How To Fix:
To make replacement plastic parts, simply use the same material as the upper of your shoes to cut out replacements of the same shape. Once this is completed, wet the fabric or material and wrap it around your shoe so that it is flush against the outer surface.
Then, seal off the fabric’s edges with double-sided tape or hot glue to prevent water and wear and tear from getting into your shoes. This repair typically takes 10–20 minutes to complete, depending on the severity of the damage. If the outcome meets your expectations, let the shoes air dry in a warm area for an hour or so before giving them another try. You can use this advice to get your Skechers light-up shoes working again in no time.
What Kind of Batteries Are in Light Up Shoes
Your light-up shoes use two batteries: a 3-volt coin cell battery and a 1.5-volt button cell battery. The number and type of LEDs in your shoes will determine how much battery life you can expect from them.
3 Volt Batteries vs. 1.5 Volt Batteries
The tiny size of 3-volt button cells makes them a common choice for use in footwear illumination. This is because they don’t take up much room in a shoe, making room for things like wiring and LED lights that are equally important but less obvious. A 3-volt battery’s short lifespan is a drawback if you need your shoes to remain illuminated for an extended period of time, such as a one-to-two-hour basketball game.
The lifespan of your light-up shoes will be greatly improved if you switch to 1.5-volt button cell batteries instead of 3-volt batteries due to their greater size and output. If you want your lights to last as long as they would with a single 3-volt battery, you’ll need at least three 1.5-volt batteries.
The good news is that if someone ties their shoelaces together, all they’ll notice is the flickering of the LED lights, and they don’t have to worry about not being able to use their shoes because of a lack of battery power. Be sure the switch in your shoes is activated. If you’re sure the switch is on but the shoes still won’t light up, the problem may lie in the wiring or a lack of power to the lamp (the wire).
How Long Do Skechers Light Up Shoes Last
A pair of shoes usually lasts only three months of constant use. However, the durability of your Skechers Light Up footwear will be affected by your care for them and the environment in which they are used.
As long as you keep your new footwear out of direct sunlight and heat, it will continue to shine long after you’ve returned home. However, keep spare batteries on hand at all times because all illuminated footwear uses batteries to function. Explore our extensive selection of glowing sneakers and boots.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Do Skechers Stop Lighting Up?
Skechers is an organization that produces trendy and practical footwear. However, some customers have recently complained that the batteries in the shoes stop working after only a few uses.There has been no official word from Skechers on the matter, and the root of the issue is unclear.
Some people think this could be because of a faulty lithium-ion battery inside the shoe, while others think it could be because of a flaw in the way the shoe was made.
If you’re worried about your phone’s battery life, it’s best to wait to buy a pair of Skechers shoes until we have a better understanding of what’s going on and how widespread it is.
Can You Wash Skechers Light Up Shoes?
You shouldn’t put your Skechers Light Up through the washing machine. They can be cleaned with a gentle vacuum or by hand with warm soapy water and a soft cloth.
Where Is the Off Switch for Skechers Light Up Shoes?
To prevent unintentional activation, the on/off switch on your Skechers Light Up Shoes can be toggled. To deactivate the footwear, press down on the shoe’s lightning bolt and release it when it clicks into place.
Do Light Up Shoes Have Batteries?
Those shoes don’t use batteries, so the answer is no. Instead, they are lit up by a rechargeable LED that turns on whenever you put your foot down. In dim settings or during late-night strolls, you’ll be able to see clearly now.
So, there are a few things you can try if the lights on your Skechers sneakers aren’t working. Start by double-checking that the battery is properly installed in the shoe. If it is in the right spot but still won’t turn on, use a cotton swab and some rubbing alcohol to clean the battery and shoe contacts. If that doesn’t help, you need a new battery. The information in this article should help you troubleshoot your Skechers light-up shoes and get them back to working properly.