The Vogue Series: How to Care for Your Shoes

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Caring for your shoes is largely determined by the type of material the shoe is made up of. Some processes might be too rigid for some materials and that will cause a great harm to the shoe. Here are some examples of some shoe materials and how to take care of them.

1. Suede
This is a type of leather known as the brushed leather and its qualities are definitely different from the regular flat leather. Brush to remove dirt and if the dirts are stubborn, use an eraser. White vinegar can be applied on this leather also with an old cloth to remove dirt(do not use a dark vinegar because it will result in a stain)

2. Sheepskin
A soft brush is needed to brush away dust. If it persists, you can use an eraser. An equal amount of cold water and white vinegar can also be used, but be careful not to add too much to the surface such that it becomes too wet. This is because it is not waterproof, so therefore, the water will go into the shoe. Wash away with water by gently scrubbing, but do not make it too obvious on the surface. Air dry after this process.

3. Smooth leather
Apply an equal proportion of white vinegar and cold water to the surface with an old cloth. Do well to gently wipe away with a sponge soaked in water. Air dry because introducing it to too much sun might affect the leather. To make it shiny, apply a shoe cream or tinted polish.

4. Fabric or cotton canvas
 Brush hard to wash the dirt off first before making it wet, this is really important so that it won't absorb dust in the wet state. You can quickly wash in a washing machine. Tune to a delicate program and cold water to avoid shrinkage since it is fabric-like.

5. Rope shoes or espadrilles
It is not advisable to make them wet or even walk in the water with them because they will become really hard, instead, brush away dirt with a brush in its dry state and ensure your brush is in the direction of the little braids to avoid the breakage of the fibers.

5. Rubber shoes
It can be found in some white sneakers. Use acetone-free nail polish remover especially if it is a wet rubber or use a strongly diluted bleach. Bleaches can terribly eat up the material, so gently wash off after this process. It is possible that the shoe might be a mix of materials, for example, it might be a leather shoe with a rubber sole, ensure that you don't touch the other material because it will be too aggressive on it. If your sneakers are made up of lace material, you can wash in the washing machine, but do not put in it directly, wrap it in something first before putting it inside.
6. Mesh shoes ( also referred to as running shoes)
It is not stable so do not machine wash. You can put a detergent in water but ensure the detergent is bleach-free and apply on the shoe with the help of a soft brush or an old cloth. Brush and wash the dirt away and rinse off with a sponge or cloth soaked in water.

Plastic shoes are really hard to find because they are not breathable and your legs won't be able to breathe in them. This isn't healthy of course. They do not need any special care anyway because you can always dip them in water. Only then they might change color if exposed to the sun too much.

Lastly, deodorize your shoe and use shoe Sprays.
 Shoe spray acts like a perfume for your feet, making sure that they stay smelling good even when you’re sweating. Solid or balm perfume, dry tea bags or baby powder are amazing for soaking up stale or smelly scents and preventing your shoe from developing a funny odor.

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