How To Care For Your Expensive Shoes

Okay, so you’ve saved up and splurged on that pair of metallic gold Gucci mules. First and foremost, congrats on a wise fashion investment! Second, there are a few easy tricks to employ ASAP that’ll ensure your treasured shoes age well. Here, 3 ways to keep your latest purchase looking brand spanking new.

Adam Katz Sinding

How To Care For Your Expensive Shoes

1. Treat Leather & Suede

Whether you DIY or take your shoes to a cobbler, it's important to get leather and suede treated—especially if you live in a rainy climate. Shoe sprays will help to repel moisture, stains and generally extend the life of the material.

2. Store In Duster Bags

Even if your closet is immaculate, dust will accumulate on the surface of your shoes rapidly when left on a shelf. To avoid color damage—especially for shoes in a light color or fabric upper—store your shoes in felt duster bags.

3. Add An Insole Or Foot Petal

Aside from adding comfort to new shoes (particularly of the vertiginous heel variety), foot petals and insoles will also protect the interior of the shoe and are easy to switch out over time.