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How To Care For Your Winter Shoes

28 Jun 2017

Wearing fancy footwear during the cold season is no walk in the park. Here, 5 simple ways to take care of your shoes this Winter.

1. STUFF THEM...

...with newspaper. We've all been there. All of a sudden, it's pouring rain and your cheap umbrella breaks, your socks are now drenched and it feels like the end for your shoes. But fear not, they can be saved. As soon as you get home, scrunch up some newspaper and fill each shoe. Then, leave these shoes to naturally cool-dry away from unwanted exposure.

2. WAX ON, WAX OFF...

...just like Mr. Miyagi would. As soon as you notice a stain on your shoe, you need to act fast. Simply using a damp cloth with water and white vinegar, rub the stained area in a circular motion and continue until you see it to start to diminish.

3. FLIP IT AND REVERSE IT...

...your insoles, that is. When it comes to extending the life of your shoes, replacing the insoles proves highly beneficial. For most shoes, in particular synthetic and polyester-materials, the more you wear them - the faster they lose shape, especially during harsher weather conditions. When your insoles are weak, not only do you risk ruining the shoe's entirety, but you also threaten your standing posture.

4. INVEST IN SHOE CARE...

...it pays itself off. For high-quality shoes, such as leather and suede, you need to regularly polish these using a special shoe polish to maintain an ample condition. It's also highly recommended to use a repellent spray prior to use, which will better prevent dirt, liquids and other unwanted bodies from harming your shoes. And for new leather or suede shoes, which generally take time breaking into, use a shoe horn for a better fit.

5. LEAVE IT TO THE MAN...

...that's Heel & Sole Man. In the words of Heel & Sole Man Owner and Shoe Repairman, Dan Muggeridge, "good shoe care means swapping your shoes regularly, maintaining their condition by using the correct shoe care products and repairing them as soon as you notice a problem", you can read the full interview here.

Give your shoes the tender loving care they need at MacArthur Central's Heel & Sole Man, open 6 days a week on the Lower Ground, services include: Shoe Repairs, Key Cutting, Engraving, Stitching and much more.

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