DIY, Shoes, Wacky Hack Wednesday

Shoe Hacks

Saturday Special

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

Today, let’s talk shoes.  Sometimes our shoes need a little TLC.  After all, we do put them through a lot.  We splash through rain puddles, walk through snow drifts, run through the sweet spring grass, etc. etc.  They are with us every step of the way.  Looking through Pinterest, I found a few easy tricks to keep your shoes looking good as new!

Salt-stained boots + Vinegar
Inspiration from Tip Hero

This tip is especially helpful for those of us here in the north where it snows a lot.  Trekking through
the snow and slush can really do a number on our shoes.  No worries, though, easily remove those salt stains from your shoes with a little vinegar.  Just dab a paper towel in some vinegar, wipe off the salt stains from your shoes, and stand back and admire the clean.  This really does work, just don’t use too much vinegar.  A little dab will do.

Leather + Lotion

Inspiration from Cosmo

I love this hack.  As the inspiration article points out, who has leather conditioner?  No one, but most of us do have lotion.  Just grab your dull, lifeless leather shoes (or purses or briefcases or any leather for that matter) and start rehydrating them with the lotion.  Just rub the lotion into the shoes like you would into your skin.  Begin with a small amount and build up as needed.  Watch a job well done as the leather remoisturizes and gains a new life!

Patent Leather + Petroleum Jelly
Inspiration from Cosmo
There are not many things worse than getting a scratch in your patent leather shoes.  I do this often as
I tend to open drawers that are low to the ground with my feet.  I know I’m not the only one who does this (I hope!).  No worries, because a little petroleum jelly will fix those scratches right up!  Simply dab a cotton swab into the petroleum jelly, press it onto the scratch, and watch the scratch disappear!  
All these hacks have come in handy for me.  They are quick and easy and keep your shoes looking like new.  After all, our shoes do so much for us.  Let’s show them a little love too!
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!

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