Life Hacks: Save Your Soles

With owning a lot shoes comes a lot of responsibility; make life a walk in the park with these must-know shoe life hacks.

 #1 Leather Shoes Over time leather shoes can look a little tired, so by giving the leather a little polish with cream polish (which matches your shoe colour) and a careful rub over with a smooth cloth and warm water, your leather shoes will have its natural oils back and make them super soft, clean and rejuvenated. If you’re truly invested in your leather shoes and you’ve spent a large amount on them, investing in some quality leather cleaners may be worth looking into.   QUOTE1 #2 Getting Caught In the Rain As unpredictable as the British weather is, never get caught out when it comes to your beloved shoes. As soon as you can, stuff your shoes with newspaper as this will keep the shoes in shape and take out any moisture. Avoid using a hairdryer on leather shoes as this can shrink them! Let them dry naturally at room temperature. If you’re wearing shoes with a softer material, put them in the washing machine; remove the laces and place the shoes either in an old pillowcase or a shoe wash bag, tie the laces together and put them inside the wash bag with your shoes for a full clean! – Once washed, ensure to air dry and avoid putting them near anywhere hot, as this could damage the shape and material of your shoes. #3 Your Boots Are Made for Walking! If you didn’t already know, for those long nights out partying, your feet can become sore, especially in high heels as there is little support for your feet! To avoid this, grab yourself some gel cushions which are designed to mould itself to the shape of your heel, helping to avoid blisters and slipping out of your shoe! Another quick tip, you can also buy heel tip replacements to make sure your shoes never look worn down and always look brand new!   QUOTE2   #4 Racking It Up If you’ve ever needed an excuse to put your shoe collection on display it’s this; keeping your shoes in a location where they are either covered or stored in a way where they’re not touching other shoes, will ensure they avoid getting dirty and dusty. Purchasing a shoe rack or shoe storage zip bag is brilliant if you have lots of shoes and want to keep them all at their best! #5 Getting in Shape For tall boots, keeping their shape ensures they continue to fit well and makes sure they will always look their best. Tall boots can tend to flop, which can create creases and in certain materials this can make it look obvious that they’ve been left in an awkward position. To make sure they continue to stand tall, stuff your boots with objects such as rolled-up newspapers or even swimming pool float noodles, cut down to the length of your shoe will keep them straight up and in shape!   QUOTE3    #6 One Does Not Simply Own One Pair of Shoes In order to let your shoes breathe, it’s recommended you have at least three pairs of shoes you can alternately wear throughout the week, this is so you let your shoes relax, so that they take less wear and tear, last longer and also avoid smelling! If you feel you may have been a victim of this, never fear! By placing a handful of dry teabags into the shoe, the teabags will absorb any moisture and will also take away any odour, leaving your shoes fresh for a new day!  
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