4 Fast (Unexpected) Fashion Fixes for Your Shoes

While in line today, a lady in front of me complimented me on my shoes (these ones, in case you wanted to know). But I was so self-sconscious of the day’s earlier tragedy: A GIANT black scuff mark! I pointed it out and wiped an imaginary tear away, knowing it was going to be a hard fix. She then told me to use Dove soap on the suede and I was offended. Leather? Sure. But not suede! I realized it was high time to do a post on some shoe fixes that I constantly employ to take care of my coveted fashion stuffs:

BEFORE

BEFORE

 

AFTER

AFTER

1. For suede scuffs: I keep an eraser stick in my kit. They’re so super old school but they work! You just rub rub rub until the mark starts to disappear! On stubborn stains, you can apply vinegar or alcohol, which I dab on with a Q-tip, because you want to use the smallest amount possible to loosen whatever dried gook is on there.

2. For patent: Window Cleaner. Easy. Peasy. Don’t use too much. And the softest cloth/old tee shirt made into a rag you can find. I like Meyer’s clean day!

3. For leather: ultra moisturizing soap is best!  You can use your creamy shower soap (like Dove) in small amounts.  I’ve used saddle soap before and it took a scuff right out. Lexol is amazing, but it has a high-shine, so don’t use it if your leather is matte.

4. Stinky shoes: I’ve been on a few fitness shoots and the boys are all sweaty and icky and they have to give their wet shoes back to me and I want to die. If they are wet don’t put them in a box or in plastic. I usually try to dry them with a blow dryer and let them air out. If they are still stinky when I’m off set, I’ll snag some leftover Nature’s Miracle pee-stain and scent remover for dogs and cats from potty training my pup. It is loaded with enzymes to get rid of the smell. But only use this on the inside, it could really damage the outside of your shoe.

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