My attempt at opening a wine bottle with a tennis shoe. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption itoggle caption Maggie Starbard/NPR The Salt Can You Open A Bottle Of Wine With A Shoe? Yes, But It Ain't Pretty March 25, 2014 A YouTube video makes it look so easy: Nine swift strikes against a wall and voila! Your cabernet is ready for pouring. We weren't as successful. But we did figure out the physics behind the trick.