Many misconseptions about what space you “should” have in front of your toes in shoes are spread and believed in. Here I go through the actual facts on the topic.
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One of the most common unusual fit problems, to use a complicated expression, is that the shoes pinch on top of the big toes when walking in them. A not always permanent problem, thankfully, about why this is the case and about why and how to avoid the problem if it stays, is what today’s article is about.
Achieving a beautiful depth in the leather’s shade is one of the pleasant things that the use of really good shoes brings. Much of it comes with usage and time, but of course it can be enhanced in different ways. One of the slightly more unfamiliar ways is the use of navy shoe cream.
Most have probably accidentally got shoe cream on the suede when you apply it on the sole and heel edges of suede shoes. A good tip for this not to cause any problems is to make sure you spray the waterproofing spray on the suede before applying the cream.
Most people know that one should be careful not to put their leather shoes closer to hot radiators, as it risks drying out the leather. Less known is the related problem of underfloor heating, which can cause the same problems.
The best tips are often the simplest. Like this one, that you should occasionally turn the shoe bags inside out and shake it to remove all the gravel and dirt that often accumulates in the fabric, to eliminate the risk of small scratches when the shoes are packed in the bags.
Loafers are, as most know, always more difficult to get a good fit on, since you have no opportunity to easily adjust the way they fit with laces or buckles. Most common is that they slip at the heel, for this a simple self-adhesive tongue pad is an excellent solution.
To protect your fine welted shoes in a pair of shoe bags when travelling is a given for most people. Still it’s not rare to get small dents on the shoes after their time in the travel bag. Something that can easily be avoided by using double shoe bags.
Now that the spring is about to make its entrance here in the northern hemisphere, the leather soled shoes are brought out from the closet. After been stored away for a number of months it may be advisable to give the shoes a round of shoe care before using them, more on this in today’s post. Also briefly about an article in Financial Times How to Spend it about the entry of Japanese shoe manufacturers in Europe, where yours truly is one of the interviewees.