It is not enough just to buy shoes from high quality materials. If you want your pair of footwear serve as much as possible, you should take care of it regularly. World In Leather shares with you 10 tips which will help to prolong the lifespan of expensive shoes.
1. Do shopping wisely
It is much better to buy 1 pair of high quality shoes than 3 pairs of cheap models. But you should spend money wisely choosing viable options. Stylists recommend having in wardrobe classic shoes, demi-season and winter leather high boots. It is not required to spend a lot of money every season in order to follow last fashion tendencies. Also it is unreasonable to choose bright colored models having enough money for buying just 1 pair of footwear. Spend money selecting classic colored shoes which will give you more options to match suitable clothes.
2. Protect your footwear from water
Wet is one of the main disasters which can easily destroy your footwear. First thing you have to do buying them is to process using waterproof spray. Select just that kind of spray which is specific for your model.
3. Choose suitable shoes according to weather
You should have a suitable pair of footwear for snowy, rainy and hot weather. Also it is necessary to learn how to remedy effect of these natural phenomena. If you have stepped into a puddle, don’t forget to dry your shoes after coming home and put some pieces of paper inside which imbibes moisture. It is strongly discouraged to dry leather shoes near radiator because in this case the material may crack.
4. Rotate your shoes
Specialists are sure that it is not a good idea to wear the same pair of shoes every day because they need some time and air to recover their form. That’s why same footwear should be worn just 2 days in a row.
5. Take care of your high boots correctly
Leather high boots should be stored correctly in order to avoid theirs premature failure. For example, put some pieces of paper or shoe stretchers inside while not using. If you have enough free space, put them on the side to avoid wrinkles and creases.
6. Clean your shoes regularly
Even if your shoes were bought several days ago, they may start losing their attractive initial look. To protect model from urban dust and dirt wipe it with a soft neutral cream regularly. But wax should not be used because it encourages quick ageing of natural leather.
7. Remove stains of salt
Salt is one of the main enemies of expensive goods which destroyed many pairs of footwear. That’s why you should act quickly if white stains have appeared. Mix 1 part of vinegar and 3 parts of water, then dip in a small towel and rub the stains carefully until they disappear. After job is done let shoes dry but keep them away from radiators and do not use hair drier to make them dry faster.
8. Eliminate spots of grease as soon as possible
It is really hard to eliminate spots of grease from footwear, that’s why you should act as quickly as possible in this case. Baby talc can help to eliminate spots of grease from leather shoes. As for suede shoes, nothing may help them.
9. Use nail polish
Nail polish may help in case of scratching polished shoes. Just find the same colored nail polish and use a thin brush to paint out scratching.
10. Do not postpone a visit to a professional
Prophylaxis and repairing of footwear can also help to prolong the lifespan of expensive goods. You can always contact a professional specialist who will replace heels or do something else if necessary.
How do you take care of footwear? Share your experience in comments below.