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COFFEE TALK- HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR SHOES

Mondays are days I am always high on coffee ( thanks to the Monday blues which today feels real ), and when I am high I talk about my favorite things- and today it is all about SHOES. 

I own a million pairs in my dream closet ( all pun intended ), and what worries me more is not the number of pairs I own, but " how do I take care of my priced procession for it to last as long as I live?" Well, a few months ago I was at an event where the professionals spoke all about clothing and shoe-care and I was thrilled to learn that shoe-care was easier than I had thought- I was just procrastinating about nothing all this while. 
  • The number one rule towards efficient shoe-care is buying the right shoe size- when the shoe fits right, wear and tear will be less and the shoes will keep it's shape.  


how to take care of your shoes, shoe care 101, dc blogger, lifestyle, myriad musings, saumya shiohare



how to take care of your shoes, shoe care 101, dc blogger, lifestyle, myriad musings, saumya shiohare

  • Always stow your expensive shoes in dust bags or in their original boxes, in case you are not displaying them on a shelf. This will provide extra protection to the outside of the shoe and retain the look and charm of the exterior material. 
  • Always leave your shoes to air-dry before stowing them away. 
  • After every use clean the inside of your shoes with a soft cloth to absorb any sweat or moistness. This will avoid smell insoles in future. 
  • Spray your new shoes with a waterproof protector like this one. You can use pretty much the same spray that you use for your handbags. 
  • Sneakers require the least amount of maintenance. These can be easily washed in the washing machine using your regular laundry detergent and then either air-dried or thrown in the dryer to dry. 
  • When it comes to leather shoes, use a leather conditioner every few months. This will keep the shine and look intact. Polish your leather shoes often to keep the exterior looking fresh and neat. 
  • Suede shoes need some extra care. When new pretreat them with a suede-protecting spray like this one. Suede tends to scuff easily but those scuff marks can be easily removed with a kneadable eraser. In case of a wet stain, use talcum powder to absorb it: let it dry overnight, then brush off excess. For dryer stains just scrape them off with a sand paper- apply gentle pressure. 
  • Use shoe trees to retain the shape of shoes with taller shafts like your boots. These ones are truly the best I have used so far. 
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