Mar 13, 2009

Shoe Care 101

My name is SG, and I have a problem. I am a bag and shoe addict. I admit I do "invest" in handbags and shoes so in order to get the maximum number of years out of each one, I care for these little lovelies like family in order to enjoy them for years. This is what I do to care for them:

1. Rotate shoes if possible, do not wear the same shoes 3 days in a row
2. If encounter water or dirt, wipe off with clean cloth as soon as possible
3. Stuff shoes with tissues to keep the shape after wearing them (I usually use tissues from shopping)
4. Leave in shoe bag if possible when in storage
5. Spray with leather protection before wearing and after a period
6. Add Vibram sole if possible (about $30 to $40 per pair)--- For expensive shoes, they are worth the money.
7. Condition shoes with wax and mink oil from time to time --- I condition my shoes every quarter because I don't wear each pair often

How do you care for your shoes?

14 comments:

  1. I need to start taking better care of my shoes. This was a helpful post.

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  2. Thank you for your advice. I have to admit I'm very bad taking care of my shoes. Maybe now I'll follow some of these tips.
    Have a wonderful weekend, darling!
    xoxo

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  3. oh my. you love and care for your shoes like they are babies! you are a good owner! i fear i am an abusive parent to my shoes. i need to treat them better, starting NOW!!!

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  4. Wow! Then again I don't have any really expensive shoes. My shoe care is to keep them in their shoeboxes after each wear. =P

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  5. dont do much. but great tips sg!

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  6. Hi there-great tips my dear, I do try to look after my shoes and boots too!

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  7. Love this post! Will have to try the Vibram sole!

    Be sure to stop by my blog as I am having a contest today!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  8. great post...thanks for the ideas!

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  9. LOL! We could go to the same help group!!

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  10. Thanks for these tips- I'm notorious for killing my shoes.

    Trisch xo

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  11. Oooooooh... I hate to tell you... please do not call the shoe police... I have several pairs of shoes and they are piled up and each together... a TOTAL mess... I sooooooooooo need to organize them! I think I need clear boxes and snap shots on the boxes.
    ENJOY your day!
    Fifi

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  12. Such great information!!! My poor shoes.... left all together in the closet...

    xoxo

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  13. Especially my suede or exotic skin shoes I spray with Water & Stain Repellent. (I use the Kenneth Cole one at the moment) And my more expensive shoes that have leather soles, I get soled, the brand my Cobbler uses is Topy. It costs about $25.

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