march 20th 2016
Chicken Soup for the Sole
You are a proud, 21st century male. And while you may not have to sharpen your
tools at sunrise, or wrestle a pack of hungry wolves with your bare hands, life
in the concrete jungle can still be pretty rough. All those cracked
pavements, slushy streets, stampedes in the office elevator and not to mention
the number of times you've put your foot in your mouth!
Kethini's Chicken Soup for the Sole series will give you the low-down on how to care
for your expensive Italian shoes. Muddied footprints, beer spills and sticky
situations? Both you and your shoes can stand up to it all.
Wet shoes equals sunlight, right? Wrong. Stuff your shoes with newspaper and
keep them away from direct sunlight. Bright sunlight will cause cracks in
leather and loosen adhesive.
Tuck your shoes in for the night with a pair of shoe trees. They help retain
the shape of the shoe. reduce creases and absorb moisture and ordors.
Pick an unfinished cedar model with a split toe and fully shaped heel.
Don't wear the same shoes every day. Apart from being a hideous fashion faux pax,
wearing the same pair everyday reduces its life span. Everybody needs some
Use a shoe horn to put on your shoes. The hopping-on-on-foot-while-putting-on-your-shoe
dance isn't really doing your expensive beauties any favors!
Don't store your shoes in the box they came in. This makes the leather
deteriorate, especially in humid weather conditions. Instead, store them
on a shoe rack.
While fading color does have its vintagesque charms, use a high-quality
shoe polish to keep them looking brand new and scratch-free.
Follow these simple tips for a healthy owner-shoe relationship. And if
you feel like you're ready for some major commitment, check out our blog
for the real deal.