There is one thing you should spend your money on, Shoes! Men are now becoming just like women with the love for shoes and the one pair of dress shoes to wear in a important event is not an option for the fashion men anymore. One thing that brings a lot of attention to you is your shoes. If you see that your shoes are getting a little older, you may want to donate them.
A good shoe will last for a long time if well taken care of. There’s no reason to wear a really nice outfit if you have bad shoes on. Believe me, it will just kill your whole look with no mercy.
My point here is, You spent a good money on your designer shoes so if you want to keep them looking good for a longer time, you better take care of them. Here I will give you some tips on how to take care of your shoes:
SHOE SHINE KIT:
The first thing you should be buying is a good shoe shine kit. This will be your most important accessory to take care of your shoes. When your shoes start loosing that shine look, that’s when you need to polish them.
For our happiness, a good shoe shine kit won’t cost much. For a good kit, like the ones from Kiwi you will pay from $12.00 – $15.00 dollars. But like everything in life, you get what you pay for. If you want to show off your nice collection of shoes and add a luxe shoe shine kit you can buy the ones from Synovia or Woodlore.
*Remember if you have an old cracked polish, it’s time to buy a new one. I have seen people trying to melt it to work again, but come on, it is a cheap product. Just buy a new one.
LEATHER CONDITIONER (EXTRA)
Another great shoe care product is a leather conditioner. If you want to keep your leather shoes looking shine and like new for a longer time, apply leather conditioner frequently and you will see how good it will look.
Also one of the best ways to maintain your shoes is to buy a shoetree. A shoetree is this piece of wood ( like the pic above ) that you insert inside the shoe to keep it stretched.
I would suggest you to use them after every time you use your shoes. At least for those expensive ones you have.
Another trick you can also do is to save the paper that comes inside the shoes when you first purchased them so you can use for your cheaper shoes so you don’t have to buy many shoetrees.
You may think that this piece of accessory is not important until the day you hurt your finger trying to put your shoes on. Plus you will end up stretching the back of your shoes and many times damaging it. Many shoe shine kits come with a shoe horn as well.
QUICK ON THE GO SHOE WIPERS
I recently purchased this express shine wipes and I totally love it. It is so handy for when you travel or you are working and you just need something quick to make them shine and clean them. You either buy the wipes or buy the sponges as well. I really suggest you to buy this.
There are many ways to keep your shoes looking like new. Like I mentioned before, You can ruin an entirely outfit if you wear a dirty of bad looking shoe. How you maintain your shoes also shows that your concerned about every little piece of your outfit, and nowadays the little details make the difference.
How often do you polish your shoes?
What brand do you use?
Who taught you how to take care of your shoes?
Leave your comment below 🙂