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Don’t Overlook Your Shoes: A Guide to Shoe Maintenance (Bonus: Spring Shoes Style Guide)

It’s easy to overlook your shoes, but they are key for completing an outfit.  Your choice is important because it can either enhance or detract from your overall look. The style, color, and condition of the shoes can significantly impact the aesthetic appeal of how the outfit comes together. Your shoes convey a sense of your personal style, confidence, and attention to detail. 


Let’s discover how a little care and attention can go a long way in enhancing the longevity and appearance of your shoes. Here's a quick guide on how to maintain your footwear and ensure they accompany you through every step:

10 Step Shoe Maintenance Guide


1. Rotation is Key:

Avoid wearing the same pair of shoes every day. Rotate between multiple pairs to allow each to breathe, preventing wear and tear.


2. Weather Defense:

Be weather-wise! Invest in weather-appropriate shoe protection. Waterproof sprays shield your shoes from rain, while suede protector guards against stains.


3. Cleaning Ritual:

Regular cleaning is the golden rule. Wipe off dirt and debris with a soft brush or cloth. For stubborn stains, use a damp cloth and mild soap. Let them air-dry naturally.


4. Shoe Trees for Shape:

Invest in shoe trees—they're not just for fancy footwear. They help maintain the shape of your shoes, absorb moisture, and minimize odors.


5. Watch Your Step:

Pay attention to where you tread. Avoid uneven surfaces, sharp objects, and excessive friction. It's a small step for you but a giant leap for your shoes' longevity.


6. Sole Check:

Regularly inspect the soles for wear. A cobbler can add protective soles to extend their life. Promptly address any loose stitching or detached soles to avoid further damage.


7. Storage Wisdom:

Store your shoes properly. Use shoe bags or boxes to protect them from dust and maintain their shine. Keep them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.


8. Polishing Perfection:

Polish is your shoe's best friend. It not only adds a glossy finish but also nourishes the leather. Invest in high-quality shoe polish and brush for a touch of elegance.


9. Know Your Material:

Different materials require different care. Whether leather, suede, or canvas, familiarize yourself with the specific care routine for each.


10. Professional TLC:

When in doubt or if damage occurs, consult a professional cobbler. They can provide expert advice, repairs, and rejuvenation to keep your shoes in top condition.


Your shoes carry you through countless adventures. With a little care, they'll continue to do so with style and resilience.

During the complete wardrobe makeover styling service, you receive a digital lookbook of readymade outfits. If your outfit is missing an item such as the “perfect” shoes to complete your look, we provide shoppable links. It’s time for you to look pulled together from head to toe. Click the link to schedule your complimentary consultation.


Spring Shoes Style Guide


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