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Who hasn’t left the house early on a sunny morning, only to be surprised by a gloomy and rainy afternoon?
No big deal really -
EXCEPT if you’d decided to put on your favorite pair of suede boots, or even canvas sneakers!
Other than the unfortunate possibility of ruining your shoes, getting your feet wet you can cause other, and more serious, hazards. Wet shoes can cause:
Although you might think it a better and safer to just waterproof all your shoes than have the possibility of getting them wet, I would stick to doing this on pairs that are most likely to be exposed to water. This is because waterproofing can cause shoes to get stiffer and have less breathability - which isn't so great, especially in warmer weather.
Additionally, if you expect a heavy submersion in water, I would rather recommend a pair of specialized waterproof boots for complete protection (like waterproof hiking boots, rubber rain boots or proper snow boots). If you are only worried about slight exposure from rain or street-water for example, then home waterproofing of your regular shoes will be ideal enough.
Once you are decided on waterproofing, you can pick from several options depending on the shoe type and what kind of products you prefer using. It is not a difficult process to waterproof shoes, and you can do this using products in wax, waterproofing sprays, or other waterproof assisting products that are available for delicate and genuine leather shoes.
Like with any treatment, remember to always prep and dust your shoes before applying any wax or spray.
It is also crucial to test the product on a small part of the shoe to make sure it doesn’t stain or discolour the leather or fabric (just as in the steps to polish your shoes in our guide on The Proper Way to Polish Your Shoes : A Guide).
It is a good idea to preform a moisture test once you're done the waterproofing process. You can do this by pouring a small about of water on the shoe to make sure the product has been absorbed and repels the water. If it does not, re-do the application and test again!
It is also important to break-in your shoes after waterproofing them (because the process stiffens the shoes a little). Finally, you will want to re-waterproof when the protection layer starts to wear off. This would usually be after several uses.
Even if the treatment you give your shoes does not completely waterproof them, the fact that they will be a little more resistant to moisture, dampness and rain will make it much easier to keep them in good condition for much longer.
Signing-off: Rana Cheikha for The Shoe Advisor
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You don’t need to have a plethora of clothes in your closet to feel like you have enough to create a wide range of outfits. A good selection of staple pieces can give you enough styling versatility and remain relevant over time. Shoes are a great accessory that you can use alongside a few classic clothing options to take you through the seasons in a stylish breeze. Although I would usually advocate to wear what you want to and feel good in at all times, there are a few Do’s and Don’ts that are quite helpful to consider while picking out shoes for your outfits. These can help make decisions faster and, to some extent, less painful too!
The white shoe is a great summer staple, after all, summer is all about the white, nude and lighter-colored outfits that work to keep you feeling cool on hot days and nights. Especially when traveling, the white shoe is a great option to include in a limited packing situation. So, what’s the drawback? Well, white shoes may seem like a great idea, until they become soiled and look more like a murky brown version of what you had initially purchased! But the white leather shoe is actually much easier to keep clean than you would expect, it’s just about maintenance.
The comfortable and more casual flat may have become the staple in most modern closets, for both casual and formal wear I must add, but I do believe that a girl will always need a good pair of high heels. In my overview of Top Dress Shoes for Women, I recommend different types of both flat and heel options for formal events - and this is always great to have. But I think it’s about time to give a few pointers for those who would like to opt for a great pair of high heel shoes, but might not feel confident or comfortable enough to walk in them.