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SOLE SNATCHER - by Joel Dickinson & Joe Givan - A Review
(Gimmicks and Online Instructions)

This is the Ad Copy:

Trainers & Shoe's

A miracle at your finger tips that starts at your toes.

A routine that lives up to the 'no pocket space required' hype -- with NO damage or permanent alternation to your shoe needed!

Sole Snatcher is the ultimate signed card to shoe yet so much more.

Reappear signed bank notes, business cards, playing cards, paper or cardboard in your shoe.

An amazing tool to add to your repertoire.

Yet still, it's even more than that.. imagine vanishing a signed banknote and you explain it's in your shoe, you remove your shoe and monopoly money appears inside, then, when you remove it, it instantly changes at your finger tips in to their signed bank note.

Sole Snatcher is limited to your imagination.
It's also ideal for predictions and billets.
Suitable for close up, strolling, cabaret and parlour.

Joel Dickinson goes all out and shares his secrets that take the card to shoe plot further than it's ever been!

You receive everything required to perform Sole Snatcher. Including a HD tutorial video with various handlings & countless ideas to get you performing this miracle. Also included is a performance breakdown of card to shoe.

Sole Snatcher is interchangeable, you can add and remove your cards/paper super quick!

You also receive FISM Close up Champion, Joe Givan's lecture note section with his amazing variation of Card to Shoe.

My Thoughts:

Joel Dickinson, creator of Sole Snatcher, has been a very busy guy for a number of years. He's created a number of very popular effects, like Foreseen, Bulldog, The Trix, Volition.. and written best selling books like Head Tricks and Tricking The Brain. You can't argue with success.

With Sole Snatcher, Joel has created a utility that makes it appear as if a signed card, inserted in a deck, suddenly falls out of the performer's shoe.
I don't have to tell you how visual this can be. It borders on the impossible.. but as magicians.. we also know the impossible isn't all its made out to be. Joel makes this particularly impossible trick... possible.

Sole Snatcher is a gimmick. It comes in an envelope and you can create your own gimmick/utility in a few minutes. Everyone knows I dislike DIY, but this is simple DIY.. and I'm not going to hold it against Sole Snatcher. All you should need to create the gimmick, aside from what's provided, is a little glue or double stick tape.

If you watch the performance video, you'll see the magi get a card signed, apparently insert it into the center of the deck, and after a bit of conversation, drop the entire deck into his jacket pocket. Another bit of conversation.. and the magi tells the spectator his card has vanished from the pocket. To prove his point, he gestures to his shoe, removes his shoe, shows the inside of the shoe to the spectator just as a folded card drops from the inside/toe of the shoe to the inside/heel of the shoe. The magi dumps the card into his free hand, unfolds it, and shows it to be the signed card.

The performance is filmed straight on, for the viewer, and isn't an actual live performance.. Although live performances are always a plus, nothing is lost in filming Sole Snatcher this way. I want to say this because I'm going to say something that I probably shouldn't.. but I feel I have to say it to be fair to everyone. Sole Snatcher is a great idea, for sure, but it does not do ALL the dirty work for you. You are responsible for getting the card out of the deck and into a state to make it appear as if you produced it from your shoe. There is an additional method to make this more simple, but the basic control is a necessity. Enough said...

If course, there are many things you can produce with Sole Snatcher.. cards, bank notes, business cards and billetts.. among other items. Anything small enough to fit inside a shoe, along with your foot, can be produced at a moments notice.

Pros: Startling production. Can produce any number of different items. Can be used in a variety of different settings. Additional six minute video and PDF with info not included in the main tutorial.

Cons: Must walk around with the gimmick in your shoe. Not sure if this is a forty dollar effect. ( Definitely worth it -if- you use it regularly ). Designed for shoes with laces, not loafer type shoes, although I'm sure there's a work-around.

The tutorial is a HD online tutorial that runs almost 30 minutes. The quality is very good and you'll be comfortable watching and learning Sole Snatcher. If you enjoy this type of magical production, you will get a great deal of satisfaction from Joel's latest creation.

$39.95 .. From Murphy's Magic and their Associates

https://www.murphysmagic.com/product.aspx?id=71279

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Nice review! Though for the cons; you will not even notice the gimmick in your shoe after walking around for a few hours (at least I don't notice it anymore). Also, there is included instructions on how to attach the gimmick to a non-lace shoe. Lastly, Part of me agrees that $40 is a little high for this but the other part of me thinks that this is SO good that it is worth the $40.
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On May 18, 2022, RNK wrote:
Nice review! Though for the cons; you will not even notice the gimmick in your shoe after walking around for a few hours (at least I don't notice it anymore). Also, there is included instructions on how to attach the gimmick to a non-lace shoe. Lastly, Part of me agrees that $40 is a little high for this but the other part of me thinks that this is SO good that it is worth the $40.


I agree 40 bucks is a very fair price IF you use it. I'd pay a hundred dollars for a thumb tip if it was unique and I used it almost every day to generate income. I think I mentioned there was a work-around for loafers. If I didn't, then my bad. I meant to.. Glad you brought it up..! This is one of those products that, if it fits your routine, its priceless. And If it doesn't.. you're out 40 dollars. I suppose that's the case with virtually any magic product. (smile).. Thanks for the kind thoughts..
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On May 18, 2022, RNK wrote:
Nice review! Though for the cons; you will not even notice the gimmick in your shoe after walking around for a few hours (at least I don't notice it anymore). Also, there is included instructions on how to attach the gimmick to a non-lace shoe. Lastly, Part of me agrees that $40 is a little high for this but the other part of me thinks that this is SO good that it is worth the $40.


I agree 40 bucks is a very fair price IF you use it. I'd pay a hundred dollars for a thumb tip if it was unique and I used it almost every day to generate income. I think I mentioned there was a work-around for loafers. If I didn't, then my bad. I meant to.. Glad you brought it up..! This is one of those products that, if it fits your routine, its priceless. And If it doesn't.. you're out 40 dollars. I suppose that's the case with virtually any magic product. (smile).. Thanks for the kind thoughts..



I see your point now, IF you are going to use it then it's definitely worth $40. I guess I really like this because I don't have to carry an extra box/key fob or whatever products that are out there to reproduce a folded signed card. Very practical and it's actually made me to want to bring back my Ambitious Card routine using Sole Snatcher for the finale
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On May 18, 2022, RNK wrote:
Nice review! Though for the cons; you will not even notice the gimmick in your shoe after walking around for a few hours (at least I don't notice it anymore). Also, there is included instructions on how to attach the gimmick to a non-lace shoe. Lastly, Part of me agrees that $40 is a little high for this but the other part of me thinks that this is SO good that it is worth the $40.


I agree 40 bucks is a very fair price IF you use it. I'd pay a hundred dollars for a thumb tip if it was unique and I used it almost every day to generate income. I think I mentioned there was a work-around for loafers. If I didn't, then my bad. I meant to.. Glad you brought it up..! This is one of those products that, if it fits your routine, its priceless. And If it doesn't.. you're out 40 dollars. I suppose that's the case with virtually any magic product. (smile).. Thanks for the kind thoughts..



I see your point now, IF you are going to use it then it's definitely worth $40. I guess I really like this because I don't have to carry an extra box/key fob or whatever products that are out there to reproduce a folded signed card. Very practical and it's actually made me to want to bring back my Ambitious Card routine using Sole Snatcher for the finale


What I tried to do was let folks know this is not just a singular effect.. but a true TOOL that let's you produce a card from your shoe under many different circumstances. Unfortunately, some magicians are looking for REAL magic.. and when they realize they are going to have to do a little something to make the magic happen.. they ditch the tool and complain about the price, the ad copy, the manufacturer... whatever. Sole Snatcher would be the perfect tool to complete an Ambitious Card routine. Good idea...
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I do agree....when my journey first started in magic and performing I was the same, always looking for "real magic". Thousands dollars later you come to a realization of what you actually will use. I think this happens to many others, lol....
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