Ladies; How to Recycle Your Shoes

Do you have old and worn out pair of shoes that you would like to up-cycle and do something entirely creative with?

Well, here is 5 up-cycling hacks that you would want to try out at home this week. The materials needed for this can be easily gotten so don’t fret about having to find them. Isn’t this cool!

Let’s get creative, shall we!

  • Up-cycling of Unwearable Shoes

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If you own any unwearable shoes or worn out shoes, you can upcycle them into something entirely different. It would have a new style, a new look and so much more. It all depends on you. To upcycle an unwearable shoe, you can crochet new designs onto the worn out shoes. In the end, your old shoes get a more stylish look and they get to last longer.

  • Dyeing Old Pairs of Worn out Shoes

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Shoe dyeing is another great hack to use in the recycling of worn out or faded shoes. The beautiful thing about shoe dyes is they can be easily gotten and one can choose to dye their unwearable shoes to any colours of their choice. Note that the dye used must be able to penetrate the shoe material you would like to dye as well as be water resistant and be long lasting. Whenever you notice the dye fading, try to apply more dye or it would be faded and patches of different colours can be seen too.

  • Use of Sharpies and Fashion Paints

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Fabric painting is an ancient practice that has evolved even to this very day. It is the art of using handy things such as paints, brushes and other tools to apply designs and pictures to all types of materials.

This art can be done on a worn out shoe using a sharpie and any fabric paint of your choice. Fabric painting is an upscale from dyeing the unwearable shoes to a whole new level.

If you do not know how to fabric paint, there are tons of videos on YouTube that can give you the information you need to recycle that shoe you have. What are you waiting for? Let’s get fabric painting!

  • Use of Shoe Glitters

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This recycling hack is fabulous for that pair of heels you love so much but due to so much use has become worn out. To spruce up the look, you can make use of sequins, glitter, jewels or flat back crystals (rhinestones). These are used to give those scruffy heels some bling that it’s been missing. PVA glue would also be required for this process to hold fast the shiny stones.

  • Complete Refashioning of Unwearable Shoes

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In this scenario where the shoe is so unwearable but you still can’t part from it, don’t worry, we still have one more hack for you!

You can retain some integral parts of the shoe that make up the skeleton of the shoe like the sole and change things like the strap or whatever it is that needs to be saved.

The feeling you get when you behold a new shoe, you  can bet you will get them when you view the final work.

So, did you find these tips very useful? Do let us know in the comment section below.

If finally you have given up on the recycled shoes that you own, we have shoes available in different sizes, 38-41. Place your orders, call/WhatsApp 08182336533.

 

 

 

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Ladies; Different Shoe Designs and Where to Rock Them.

Shoes are a woman’s best friend. Interestingly, they come in different design, size, brand, style, texture and colour.

We’ve highlighted 10 different shoe design for women and where to rock them. Trust me, you don’t want to show up at an event overdressed or under dressed.

 

  • Lace Ups

 

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Lace up shoes have laces used for design and for the fastening of the shoe. Lace up shoes can be ballerina design, brogue, loafers, heels, etc. The low heel lace up shoes are generally great for 9- 5 work activities while high heel lace ups are suitable for dinners and cocktail events.

  1. Ballerinas

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Ballerinas can be worn to casual events like movies to give you a relaxed/casual look. We love them because they are very portable, flat and fit into bags easily. Note, it is quite important to switch up your looks from heels to ballerinas so your feet and ankle can get some rest from the pressure of heels.  

  1. Brogues

Brogues are absolutely gorgeous and chic. They give you a polish trendy look. Brogues are a definitely a must have. You can wear them to work and to casual events.

  1. Heels

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Heels come in different styles. The very low heels which are; kitten heels, peep toe heels, spool heels, ballroom dance shoes and french heels, all offer comfort to the heels and arches of the feet. Heels can be used for evening events or as dress shoes..The moderate heels are used to achieve a corporate look. Other types of mid heels are; cone, slingback, mule, oxford and comma heels.                                                                                    Photo: whowhatwear.com

Stilettos and pumps come in varying heights and can be as high as 8 inches. Stilettos give you an extra inch or inches (wink) and elegance. Stilettos are great for dinners, cocktails and evening events. High heels should not be worn for long to avoid stretching the thigh muscles. Pumps, ankle strap heels, platform heels, high heel sandals and cork high heels are types of high heels.

  1. Gladiator Shoes

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These can be worn at corporate events or parties or fashion events.                                                                                         Photo: amazon.com

They give you a trendy casual look with a touch of elegance which works great for casual events.

  1. Loafers

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Loafers work great for both casual and business events. They are comfortable and give you a  tomboy bounce.

  1. Flip flop

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These are the perfect beach or swim footwear. They come in different style, colour and size. For your next visit to the beach, don’t forget flip flops!

  1. Sneakers

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Sneakers are very casual and comfortable. Thankfully they come in diverse design, colour and size, so you’re allowed to own more than a pair. Infact, if the shoe fits, buy them in all colours…lol.

  1. Wedge

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Wedge shoes give you a polish, elegant look and yet comfortable look without having you put so much stress on the heel and arch of your feet. Wedges come in two styles; the wedge sandal and the wedge heel. These can be worn for corporate events or for casual events like a date or hangout with friends.

Wedges are stable, fashionable and much more comfortable to be in than heels. They are also gorgeous and chic.

  1. Women’s Boots

Boots are great casual wears. They are of two types; ankle boots and thigh high boots. These could either have flat heels or pointed heels. These are a must have for the ladies who are constantly in motion.

No matter your shoe preference, never trade comfort for elegance. At TFA, our heels are super comfortable, trendy and elegant. Order a pair for just NGN 8500 and enjoy nationwide free delivery. To Order call/whatsapp 08182336533.

We would love to hear about your favorite shoes in the comment session.

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Ladies; Shoe Ideas for the Rainy Season.

Ladies, the rainy season is here again! Remember that favorite nursery rhyme of ours;”Rain, rain, go away. Come and rain another day, #TFA Ladies want to play. I’m certain you remember these lines.

The rainy season most times require that we dress down a bit. We let go of certain colours and dress styles. Giving way to warmer and thicker clothing.

The same can also be said for our shoes. We let go of shoes that have oh-so-soft leather and those made of suede. Those shoes we love so much and take on shoes that most times have no beauty as they serve just one purpose for us- protect our feet from the rains. But it doesn’t always have to be this way. So sad!

Imagine a scenario where you can look classy and still walk in the rain? That’s a pretty picture right? So, let go of your worries because in this post, I’m going to show you 5 shoe ideas for the rainy season. Let’s get down to it, shall we?

1.Chelsea Boots:

Chelsea boots gives you a sophisticated and youthful look. The material used to make this boot can be suede or leather. No matter  the material, be sure it is properly treated so that the shoe can be water resistant. The sole is made of durable rubber.

   2.Flat Shoes

These are handy and could be easily thrown into our handbags. For all lovers of heels, try to purchase a flat shoe just in case the rains starts on your way to work or that important meeting. Flat shoes got you covered always.

  3.Sneakers

Not all sneakers can withstand the heavy torrent of the rain. Not withstanding, you can still nail that perfect business look even with a pair of sneakers on. Remember the properties to check out for; Water resistivity and Durable Soles.

   4.Flip flops

These are great for both the rainy season and the dry season. Your flip flops can be perpetually in the bags or can be made available to be in the office or in our cars so that at the moment of our needs, we can always lay our hands on them.

   5 .Sandals

Sandals are an awesome choice for the rains. Sandals chosen have to be sturdy to adequately balance you and should not have a smooth sole. This prevents you from slipping and ultimately hurting yourself.

Kindly ensure that whatever sandal you get is durable and quick to dry as your feet need to get dry fast without you feeling cold on your feet. The Sandals need to cushion your feet adequately.

Do you have footwear ideas for the rainy season, kindly share on the comment session. Are you a #TFA lady, this rainy season there is nothing standing between you and slaying as the boss lady that you are.

Order your shoes now, available in different sizes. Call/WhatsApp 08182336533 or 07055458828.

Remember at #TFA, we are changing Africa one shoe at a time.

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Pregnant yet Comfortable; 5 Shoe Types for Expecting Mothers

There is a special bond that exist between mother and child most especially and unborn baby. This kind of love can be strong that it is believed that the mother can sense her child even if its far away from her. Be rest assured this is not some sci-fi book.

Irrespective of this bond and joy, there are also some perks of being pregnant too;

  • Your beautiful clothes no longer fit you.
  • You add weight and your hips increase in size.
  • Your choice of footwear is highly limited.

The last reason is the major purpose for this blog post. Here are 5 classic shoe types you can wear as a pregnant mother. This way you can still slay and be pregnant. Sounds great right? Lets dive in!

 

Heels

I’m not recommending stilettos or pumps that are sky scraper high. No, those are not going to be comfortable for you and its not safe for pregnant mothers to wear them. Wedges and wooden block heels are recommended as these add the right amount of inches to your height giving you that thrill of height we get when we wear heels and also you get to enjoy being comfortable. Comfort is key when pregnant, these offer you these.

Boots

These should have flat soles and you can be ensured of comfort. These can be worn when you need to achieve that casual yet chic look. You can either be brave and go for thigh high flat boots or Chelsea boots (ankle boots). You are not missing all the fun while putting these on.

Athletic Shoes

Fitness is an important activity for pregnant mother as it ensures the fitness of the mother and this in turn translates to the unborn child. To slay while working out, you can go for sneakers or you might want to go for Crocs if you are into taking long walks rather than exercising. Its all your choice of fitness. So, lets give these a try!

Flats

These are a must have for all. They give you that corporate feel and still enjoy being comfortable. They come in different sizes and styles too. Ballerina shoes are also recommended. So, take a pick and get to business.

Sandals

These are great for relaxing. A walk down the beach, a trip to the cinema and so much more. You get to feel the breeze against your feet. This way your feet get to breathe after a week being enclosed. These also come in different shapes, designs colors. You would have a great time making the right choice, trust me. The bottom line is always aim for comfort in any footwear you decide to pick.

 

Pregnancy should be the best 9 months of your life. Changes are bound to occur not just weight wise but also feet wise. Have your feet thank you during this beautiful moment.  If you have any questions about shoe choice or you have other shoe that you can recommend for these mothers, please drop your comments in the comment section below and follow us on our social media platforms for more updates.

 

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