Many women are in love with Louboutin, Jeffrey Campbell, Irregular Choice, Converse and the list goes on. Picking out a new pair of shoes will never go out of style. Whether your shoe addiction is big or small, you want to keep your shoes looking fly for years and not a few months. Vixens, we have complied a list of ways to keep your heels, boots, sneakers, wedges, and any other shoe looking fresh and sexy. –Paulette Wilson
Polish To Perfection.
Cleaning your shoes helps to avoid a dull appearance. Polishing your shoes helps the color of the shoe stay fresh. If your shoe is made from leather, you may want to treat them with a shoe polish and a conditioner to keep the oils within the material of the shoe. For suede shoes, you want to take a damp cloth gently around the shoe. Whatever you do, do not toss your shoes into a washing machine because you will be left with stripes of fabric to put on your feet.
Keep Them Covered.
One way to protect your shoes is to store them in cotton shoe bags that allow the shoes to breathe. Plastic shoe bags tend to dry shoes out. Also, you want to avoid putting shoes too close to each other on the shoe rack because they can actually bleed into one another. Make sure your chic footwear is tucked away in a closet that is room temperature and is open.
Time To Breathe.
We all have our favorite pair of shoes, but wearing your favorite shoes daily is not the way to go. All footwear needs time to air out and breathe. Try to wear the same pair shoes twice or three times a week. Your shoes will last longer when they are able to rest and recover their shape.
Save Footwear From a Rainy Day.
Sometimes we don’t have on our handy rain boots when it rains. If you are wearing leather shoes in the rain, you want to dry them at room temperature and avoid picking up your blow dryer. When your shoes are damp, do not put them back in the box because it causes odor and bacteria.
*P.S. When you get a new pair of shoes, spray with a water protector so rain doesn’t penetrate your shoes. You want to do this at least four times a year.
Freshen Up Those Soles.
Sprinkle baking soda at night before you go to bed to remove the nasty foot odor from your shoes. In the morning, take your shoes outside and shake off the baking soda. Also, you can buy shoe insoles to put into your shoes.