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Shoe Care Tips
- Shoes are a form of foot gear that cover the foot up to the ankle and that is intended as protection from cold, dampness or rough ground. Shoes are used for protection of the feet but also to fashion a style in which the owner feels comfortable. In addition to shoes there are other types of footwear such as sandals, moccasins, boots, slippers, and mules.
- To protect leather shoes, choose a liquid, cream or paste form of polish. However it is better to use the cream and paste form, as liquid polish often dries out shoe leather and causes cracks.
- As for Suede leather the best way to protect your suede shoes is to clean them regularly. Protective repellant needs to be applied regularly to protect them from water and other stains. Solvent based cleaners or suede cleaning blocks can also be used to remove stubborn stains from suede shoes. After that, you can use a brittle brush to gently discard dust and grime from your shoes.
- Use a shoe horn to assist with putting on your to slip on all shoes. Using a shoe horn will keep the heel from losing its shape.
- Shoelaces, which are also called shoe-strings, shoe laces, or boot laces, are a system commonly used to secure shoes, boots and other footwear. They typically consist of a pair of strings or cords, one for each shoe, finished off at both ends with stiff sections.
- Brush your Nubuck Leather shoes with a plastic or rubber-tipped suede or Nubuck brush, as needed, to restore the nap of the leather. Brush gently to avoid damaging the soft Nubuck leather. Apply a Nubuck conditioner to oiled Nubuck shoes every two to three weeks, or as needed, to restore their attractive oily sheen. Consult the label on your Nubuck conditioner product for specific application instructions.
- Cedar shoes trees can extend the life of your leather shoes up to three times their expected life span. They draw moisture out of try our shoes; re-awaken the shoe's natural structural memory; and prevent the leather from wrinkling and cracking.
- Adding a sole protector prolongs the life of your shoes. Stylishly thin, this rubber top sole protects the outer sole from wear and tear. Water resistant and skid proof, protective soles will make any pair of leather soled shoes last a lifetime.
- Leather soles have always been an integral part of our classic patent leather shoes, which go well with suit or evening gown and in which you will cut a fine figure at any ball or gala. The soles consist of strong, durable leather with which you will easily master any business meeting and many receptions.
- Due to its versatility PU is often used in bath and leisure areas as well as in work environments. Flexible, water resistant, and stable – those are the specialties of all styles featuring a PU sole.
- If your skin is dry, apply cream or petroleum jelly to feet and heels, but avoid the area between your toes. If cream sits in the crevices it can waterlog the skin and make it more susceptible to infection.
- Protect your feet from extremes in temperature. Keep bath water temperate in the 85-90 F degree range (30-32 C). If neuropathy is present, you may not be able to feel if the water is too hot, and burns could result. Never use heating pads or hot water bottles. Protect your feet from temperatures that are too cold, as well. Prolonged cold can decrease circulation even more.
- Be certain that your shoes fit with room to wiggle your toes. Look inside your shoes before putting them on, in case there are any foreign objects hiding in there, such as gravel, that could cause sores or irritation. Wear clean well-fitting socks.
- The next step is to put the shoes in boxes. You can store your shoes in the boxes that they came in.Tag the boxes. You can put stickers on the boxes to explaining what shoes are in it.Lastly, store the boxes according to your preference. The shoes that are required often should be kept in a way that they are easily accessible. This simple exercise can help you store your favorite shoes for a longer period and as good as new.
- If you’re suffering from cracked heels it is highly recommended that you wear a closed pair of shoes that don’t expose your heel to dust and dry it out. The usual routine should be to scrub ones feet with a pumice stone or a foot scrubber, rinse it with warm water, pat dry and moisturize thoroughly.