Women just love shopping, especially shoes! There’s no better feeling than buying a new pair of heels or shoes. But when it comes to buying footwear, we tend to pay big notes, so naturally, we want them to last as long as possible. But it literally breaks my heart when I see them dirty or in sludge. In a country like India, where roads are full of dirt, sludge, or dust, its not easy to keep our footwear safe! Obviously, we can’t sacrifice our love for heels, just for the sake of keeping them safe. 

So here are some hacks to your rescue! These hacks will keep your shoes safe and will look like a brand new pair. Read on to find out.

Candle Wax 

We all avoid wearing our favorite shoes in raining season, to keep them safe. If you want your shoes to be waterproof, rub a candle on it. Candle wax will prevent any water from going into your shoes.

Enlargening Your Shoes

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Mostly new shoes are very tight and cause blister if you wear them.  You can stretch your shoes with a hair dryer or by using a ziplock bag.

To stretch your shoes with a hairdryer: Put on your shoes, boots or heels while wearing thick socks. Heat all the necessary or tight areas with a hair dryer for 30 seconds. Walk in those shoes until they cool down. While heating keeps your dryer 4 inches away, as it can cause stains on your shoes.

Ziplock bag: Pour a cup of water in a ziplock bag. Place that water filled ziplock bag in your shoes. Leave your shoes in freezer for 8-9 hours. 

Cleaning Fabric Shoes

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Your kid went outside to play and returns home with dirty shoes- we all have been there. Mix baking soda with some hydrogen peroxide and water in a bowl. Take an old toothbrush and dip it in the paste and rub it on the shoe. This will take the dirt off and will give them a new look!

If your shoes have a rubber part, then use rubber ( or eraser) to remove the dirt from it.

Leather Shoes

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To give your leather shoes or boots a new shiny look, you’ll need some water and vinegar for it, or you can try the second way.

First Way: Mix the equal amount of vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Spray the solution on the shoes and rub them with a shoe brush.

Second Way: Take a banana peel and rub it on the shoes. Wipe the leftover banana residue with a soft paper napkin. This process will give remove all the dirt from it and will give them a shine!

Keeping Boots Shapely In Storage

Maintaining boots shape is a tricky thing to do. To keep your boots shape intact, take a magazine and fold it, and place it in the boot.  This will make your boot stand upright and won’t let them crinkle.

Getting Rid Of Shoe Scratches

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Most of the shoes or heels have black marks or scratches on it. For removing black scratches, all you need is nail paint remover and a tissue. Wet the tissue slightly with nail paint remover, then while pressing gently, remove black scratches from your favorite shoes.

Sweat Problems

In a country like India, dealing with sweaty feet is a real problem. So, to prevent your feet from sweating and smelling bad afterward, try putting sanitary pads in your shoes.

Using talcum powder in shoes will also help you to get rid of smelly shoes and sweating.

Also Read: Shoe Bite Problem? Try These Home Remedies That Provide Instant Pain Relief

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Gum Problem

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