We’ve been getting a lot of requests for a ‘how-to’ article, so happy new year everyone–your wish is our command! We wouldn’t blame you if you used some of your hefty holiday bonuses on a new pair of Jimmy Choo shoes. I mean, who can blame you? They’re stylish, classic, and glamorous! Today, we’ll give you some tips on how you can keep your lovely Choos in prime condition!
Install Protective Tips and Heels
This tip is best applied before you wear your Jimmy Choo shoes. Place a visit to your trusted repair shop and have them install rubber tips and heels before any wear and tear take place. The lifespan of your designer shoes will extend significantly and your feet will also thank you.
Weatherproof Your Shoes
This is also a tip for when you first wear your lovely pair of Choos. Designer footwear can cost you a pretty penny and therefore should be considered an investment worth protecting. So in that light, it’s important to shield your shoes from rain, mud, or snow by using a protective spray. Apply the spray regularly. Reapply around every six to eight weeks for maximum protection. Be mindful of the material of your shoe and the type of spray you use. The last thing you’d want is to apply a spray that has a unfortunate effect on your shoes. Study up or ask the store consultants on what sprays they can recommend.
Keep Them In Their Natural Shape
When storing your shoes after usage, make use of a shoe tree to maintain their shape. But what about strappy shoes, you say? Don’t worry! A good trick of the trade is to stuff the toecap with newspaper or tissue. The straps will take care of themselves. As for your boots, use boot shapers for the shaft and stuff the toe with newspaper. That will keep your shoes in the proper shape and there will be little damage to the material through storage.
Keep An Eye On The Weather
There’s little sense in wearing amazing leather strappy shoes when there’s a hurricane going on outside. No matter how much preemptive care you do, when the weather isn’t right, your shoes will suffer. If it’s getting a tad too humid for you taste, keep moisture absorbing gels, liquids, or bags nearby your shoes. Keep your shoes away from direct sunlight and moist places.
TLC Your Suede Shoes
Suede can be a rather pretty thing but a tad of a terror when it comes to getting dirt or stains. So it’s best to clean and waterproof your suede shoes regularly. Brush them with a soft bristle brush before wearing so they’ll look as incredible as the day you bought them. Should you have the misfortune of getting them wet, you can stuff them with newspaper or extra absorbent kitchen towels in order to get the shoes to retain their shape and any moisture will be sucked away naturally. Do not blow dry your suede shoes.
Replace Any Old Soles Out ASAP
Tired soles suck the beauty out of any designer goods. So the moment your lovely pair is looking like it’s got some battle scars to it, it’ll be time to take it to your trusted cobbler.
Rotate Your Shoes and Boots
This is an oldie but a true goodie. Constant use will only wear out your shoes faster so it’s best to have a schedule on which shoe is to be worn when. This is a personal favorite since it’s the perfect excuse to go and get more shoes!
So this is where we leave you today. If you’ve got any other questions, feel free to message us or send us an email and we’ll be glad to write a piece addressing your issues!