Tips & Tricks
Here are my tips and tricks on how to take care of your shoes, no matter how much you paid for them, and your feet, which are priceless.
- Before you wear your shoes for the first time use a silicon/water repellant spray (especially for suede) or shoe polish to make your shoes last longer.
- Wear a pair of socks in your new shoes to stretch them out or
- place a bag of water in each shoe and place them in the freezer (make sure the bags are watertight) until the water is frozen, remove from freezer and unthaw for 20 minutes. Wipe dry with a paper towel.
- You can also rub a small amount of rubbing alcohol on the inside, where the shoe rubs.
- Place a small band aid on your heel or toe if the strap or shoe still rubs in a certain spot.
- Wear your shoes around the house, especially on carpet, to get comfortable walking in them.
- Keep your toe nails short and clean.
- When painting your toes leave a little strip on either side so your nail can breath.
- To avoid yellowing of your nails, always wear a clear coat and remove the nail polish after 7 days.
- Don’t use nail polish remover more than once a week, it will dry out your nails.
- Massage moisterizing lotion into your feet after each shower or bath and don’t forget the rest of your body.
- Shave regularly yet lightly to avoid those nasty red bumps.
For my now teen aged daughter shoe shopping was never as much fun as it’s supposed to be. She had terrible foot odor and within a week her new shoes would be ruined. It was horrible to see her get embarrassed in school and it didn’t help that her older brother would make fun of her all the time. I always felt so bad for her.
After years of trying all sorts of over the counter creams, sprays, powders and home remedies plus looking all over the internet for a cure we finally found something that really works.
It worked on my daughter and I’m sure it will work for you. We love to swap shoes now and she is super confident, even in sandals.