I was afraid that the sole protectors would make my shoes more slippery but to my luck they did not. I had some struggles trying to cut them to fit the sole as I wasn't sure about how far back they should go (I used them on a pair of Lazy Rivers) but I managed. On the more curvy parts of the sole the sole protector may not grip perfectly and some dirt may get inside. Other than that they stay really well. You can’t see the sole pattern just as clearly as before but it’s a small price to pay for not completely ruining the pattern. After a lot of walking and dancing the pattern is still intact!