5 Shoe Cleaning Hacks

The bane of every shoe owner is not the shoes getting old and worn out, no!  It’s the shoes becoming dirty. Most times we may try the conventional water and dry rag but this method doesn’t work for most shoes.

Here are 5 shoe cleaning hacks to help solve your problems.

  1.     Toothpaste And Water

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This hack is efficient for removing stains and grime from leather shoes and white soled sneakers easily. Coloured toothpaste may stain the soles rather than remove the stains. It is advisable to use plain white toothpaste. To carry out this hack, you are to

  • Use a new toothbrush and then squeeze whatever brand of plain white toothpaste you have on the toothbrush.
  • Apply water to the toothbrush, hence making it wet and then start scrubbing the dirty part of the shoe.
  • When you are certain it is sufficiently scrubbed, wipe off the shoe with a wet cloth.
  1.     Petroleum Jelly and q-tip

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Vaseline is mild and gentle on leather. To remove scuff marks on patent leather shoes, apply Vaseline on the shoes using q-tip (cotton bud). Vaseline helps to soften scuff marks as well as remove them from your shoes without any damage.

3. White vinegar and Water                                                    

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Water stains on boots can be an eyesore. So, to get rid of them, a solution of white vinegar and water would do the trick to ensure their instant removal.

4.Fingernail file and White Rubber Eraser

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These can be used to remove stains and dirt from suede shoes. They help buff away the fibers that is holding the stains and dirty shoes on the suede shoes.

5. Hair Conditioner and Boots.

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Hair conditioners do more than make the hair clean and shine. Leather boots can also shine and sparkle when shoe conditioners are used on them.

After cleaning your boots, they can be polished with small amounts of hair conditioners. The resulting effects would have the boots looking as new as possible. This is a killer right?

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5 Amazing Shoe Storage Hacks

This post will give you 5 shoe storage hacks to enable you conserve space as quality storage products both consume space and are quite expensive.
Let’s make your life easier!

  1. Keeping Shoes in Buckets

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I bet you weren’t aware that there are different uses of buckets other than water and foodstuff storage. Buckets can also be used to store shoes and stacked properly against a wall. So, the buckets consume less space and still store the shoes.

2. Nailing Paint Cans to the Wall

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This shoe hack is shoetastic for flip flops! As the paint cans are the perfect size for them. This shoe hack is really important for households that are large or for eccentric lover of flip flops.

3. Hanging Shoes on a Curtain Rod

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Curtain racks do more than hold clothes, they are also perfect for holding shoes like baby shoes and flats. So, if you have a dog that chews shoes or a little toddler that is highly energetic, this hack is definitely for you.

4. Hanging Pegs on the closet door

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This is a classic DIY hack if you have a closet. What do you use the back of the closet for? Well, the back of the closet and the wall right above the floor can be used to store shoes. Just attach shoe pegs to a board or you can fabricate this and your shoes are guaranteed not to fall again to the ground.

5. Tension Rods in Bedroom Nooks

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The rods used to hang curtains at home are called tension rods and they can do much more than hold curtains. In your bedroom, there are nooks that are empty and are parallel to each other. You can easily use them to hang shoes. The tension rods are light and preferably used to store heels.

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7 Helpful Hacks That will Make Your Shoes More Comfortable

 

Shoe comfort is one thing that cannot be overestimated. If your shoes don’t fit, then you need these hacks to make them much more comfortable.

  • Use Medical Tape

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Ever thought that medical tape could do much more than hold bandages and gauzes, they can also be used to prevent pain in the ball of your feet. So, before putting on your favourite pair of closed toe heels, use medical tape to hold toes two and three, this would ultimately reduce the strain on the nerves between them.

  • Using Dry Tea Bags

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So, you had a busy day at work and it rained heavily too on your way back home. Or say you have been so engrossed with your fitness goals that you keep forgetting to sun dry your gym shoes and both your shoes and the gym bag begin to reek of smelly feet. Not to worry, this hack’s got you!

Putting dry tea bags in smelly shoes or gym bags will absorb all the unpleasant smell. Remember the key word; Dry Unused Tea Bags.

  • A Pair of Socks and Hair Dryer

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There is much more to a hair dryer than just removing moisture from a recently washed hair. Hair dryers can help expand or stretch very tight shoes too! Neat right? How does it work?

Simply wear a pair of thick socks and the shoes will stretch. The hair dryer is then used to stretch the part of the shoe that feels tight on the feet.

  • 2 Plastic Bags and A Freezer 

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Now, if you lack a hair dryer and you have a freezer, this shoe hack is definitely for you. All you need is just two plastic or ziplock bags and the tight pair of shoes that needs to be stretched. Fill the 2 plastic bags halfway with water and put them into the shoes in question and then store in a freezer.

As the water freezes, it will stretch the shoes ultimately stretching out the tight part of the shoes. Physics 101 to the rescue!

  •   Using Maxi Pads

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The trick behind this hack is using the thickest and bounciest pads you can find. These can be gotten from any local supermarket closest to you. Maxi Pads offer that cushy feel a soft bed gives by providing your feet with extra padding. It also absorbs foot sweat hence reducing smelly feet.

  •   Using Heel Stoppers

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Why wobble when you walk on a lawn or a muddy terrain, when you can walk comfortably in your heels using heel stoppers. So, no matter how smooth the path may be or how rough the roads might seem, with a heel stopper, you are assured of avoiding a walk of shame *wink*.

  • Lip Balm for Blisters

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Lip balm not only prevents chapped lips, it can also be used to treat blisters that might occur if there are no other footwear treatment option available.

When you feel the blisters forming, you can apply some lip balm to the area to help alleviate the blister causing friction.

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5 Shoe Types to Wear to a Movie Premier

Welcome to April all ye shoe lovers! We hope you are as excited as we are about this month.

April holds a lot of goodies for all most especially for all DC and Marvel fans as the world wide release of blockbusters such as Shazam and Avengers: End Game would be happening.

Speaking of premiers, what exactly is a premier and why do people rave so much about it.

A premiere or première is the debut (first public presentation) of a play, film, dance, or musical composition. Here the creme de la creme of the movie industry are invited to come see the newest movie to be added to the industry’s archive . The cast and crew members of the movie too get to see the finished project they took on. It is usually a tuxedo event for the men and a gown event for the ladies and it depicts to the world the fashion prowess of an individual.

Over the years, the fashion rules have evolved most especially the shoe choices as more shoes have been found to be more red carpet worthy.

The idea behind a red carpet look is to look chic, look classy, elegant and at the same sophisticated. In all shoe choices, comfortability is key and these should reflect heavily in your choice.

This blog post is dedicated to all our movie lovers and those in the arts and it hopes to enlighten us all on the 5 shoe types to wear to a movie premier.

Let the red carpets roll!

  • Brogues

Although Brogues are of Scottish origins (thick Scottish brogue, aye!), they have soon turned out to be a red carpet favourite.

Brogues are great with suits and bring out the classic gentleman look. If you want to achieve that formal yet casual look, brogues are also an excellent choice.

To command that star-studded look on the red carpet, I recommend wearing a quarter brogue, preferably black, with the suit of your choice. At The Footwear Academy, we have an array of different designs and styles for brogues. Do take time out to check us out.

  • Pumps

We know that it’s an unwritten law for most ladies to wear heels on the red carpet. Pumps are great as they offer a sense of versatility to its users. So, you don’t have to be worried about wearing it only for events like a movie premier. They also offer tons of benefits to  you as they make one have a taller appearance which most times helps to boost one’s confidence. It also gives you a slimmer physique.

Have you gotten your pair of pumps for the next movie premier?

  • Monkstrap

This shoe is one with a lot history surrounding it. With deep ties to Europe, one can only conclude that you give off the air of royalty whenever you wear a pair of monk strap. Also known as monk shoes, this is a must have for every gentleman in his shoe dresser. The monk strap come in 2 different styles;

  • Single monk strap
  • Double monk strap

Both have the same effect on him who wears them. Wearing a stylish monk strap, sets you apart from the multitude attending the premier and it has the advantage of being a versatile pair of shoe too. So whether its a business meeting and a movie premier happening on that same day, monk strap got you covered.

  • Stiletto

These are much more higher in inches than pumps and come in different styles, designs and brands. This is a must see at the movie premier but only the brave can pull of wearing  very high stilettos.

They give shape to the calf muscles and also elongate the look of your legs to make you look leaner. This is  a must wear if you choose to wear a thigh high slit dress. Remember the trick to wearing comfortable stilettos are; to wear stilettos with adequate lift, shock absorbers and arch support for the feet. This would enable you enjoy the rest of the evening without having to stress your feet.

  • Oxford shoes

Although these are a must have for men in the finance sector, they can also be a showstopper at any red carpet event. This is because they are definitely a formal shoe, hence they readily offer the elegant look one seeks.

So, if you haven’t got any Oxfords yet, hit us up in the comments section below and you can be certain we would have one that suits you perfectly.

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