We all love a pair of beautiful shoes. Here are some of our best tips on how to care for your favourite pairs!
PS: don’t forget to get a pedi!
Fast fixes for your fabulous shoes
Here are some tips that will save those tears when it seems like you have damaged your favourite beautiful shoes.
1. Suede shoes
Rub the scuff mark with an eraser until it disappears. For extra stubborn stains, dip an earbud in some white vinegar or alcohol (use as little as possible) and then gently rub to remove the mark or dried stain.
2. Patent leather shoes
Apply some window cleaner with a soft cloth or rag. Rub gently until the mark has vanished.
3. Real leather shoes
To remove scuff marks, use a creamy shower soap or even saddle soap. Wet the soap and apply to the mark with a cloth.
4. Removing the smell from shoes
Firstly do not pack them into boxes or plastic shoes boxes if your shoes are damp. If necessary, dry with a hair dryer and let them air out.
Here is a simple DIY shoe deodoriser recipe
You will need:
- 2 tablespoons bicarbonate of soda
- 5 drops of essential oil
- Place the bicarb in a bowl and drop the essential oil on top. Mix with a teaspoon and break up any lumps.
- Sprinkle inside the offending shoes and shake to cover the sole of the shoe. Add more if necessary — there’s no need to rub it in.
- Try and let the shoes sit for about 24 hours (the longer the better).
- When you need to wear them, hold them upside down over the bin and shake out the powder, shake and tap if necessary to remove all the powder.