Its true shoes can make or break an outfit and most importantly bad, damaged shoes ruin any outfit; so ladies so while you at picking the right outfit for that occasion or work ensure to check those shoes are still fit.
I’m a total shoe fanatic though I am fairly picky about what I buy. When I do add a pair of shoes to my collection, I take steps to make sure that they will last for as long as possible. Though some of the pairs I own are more fragile than others, I’m not a fan of collecting items only to leave them on a shelf to collect dust. So the question is how do you take care of a very precious pair while still getting a good amount of wear out of them? Over time, I’ve discovered a few products, methods and modifications that you can do to make your shoes last much longer.
If you own many pairs of shoes that are made of smooth leather and need a quick fix, nothing works better than your hairspray – yes your weave hairspray! Made of natural oils and ingredients that helps sooth your feet just as it protects the inner of your shoes. Simply spray into your shoes and let it soak in momentarily and your shoes will be moisturized and gleaming. It goes on clear and works on any color of leather. Genius!
Use shoe polish
A good shoe polish keeps leather shoes shining like a new dime. Polishing your shoes regularly does two things: It covers and repairs the damage of daily wear and tear and it nourishes and moisturizes the leather, keeping it flexible and healthy. Experts recommend using cream-based polishes and carrying your shoes with you when you purchase polish to ensure you get the one that best matches your shoe tone.
Take care of your soles
A house is only as solid as the foundation on which it’s built, so make sure you take steps to save your shoe soles. The best option is to have your local cobbler attach “taps” to the front and rear heels.
Lastly, if you need your shoes repaired, finding a good cobbler can be a real challenge. Before dropping off your most prized pair of shoes, it’s always worth the time to do a little bit of research. A good place to start is by visiting The Lady Cobbler in Ikeja or Victoria Island. Check their details on their Facebook page here - https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Lady-Cobbler/112566942139073
So, now that you know some tricks of the trade, venture forth in preventive maintenance and style.