Tips: 10 shoe care tips that do not require special creams or sprays

Do not worry if you do not have old books containing housekeeping tips for every possible situation. We have prepared a selection of excellent shoe care tips that require products that you probably already have at home.

Of course, you can buy special cleaning products. But why not experiment, looking for an unusual solution and to save money?

1. Salt stains and toothbrush

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You should first clean your winter shoes before putting them in the closet until next year. The white spots caused by saline solutions so that the streets are not slippery are some of the possible problems.

To get rid of it, mix water and vinegar with a ratio of 2: 1. With the help of an old toothbrush, apply this mixture to the stains. Wipe with a dry cloth. This should do the trick.

2. Laces and candle

When sports shoes become difficult to tie, rub the wax of a normal candle against the laces. Everyone who has tested this method knows how effective it is.

3. Patent leather shoes and window cleaner

When it's time to clean your windows, do not forget your old patent leather shoes. You can use your glass cleaner to restore their original shine.

Spray several times, then wipe the surface with a napkin.

4. Scratches and petrolatum

If you have noticed scratches on your leather shoes, you can disguise them with Vaseline!

Use a cotton swab to take a small amount of the product and rub it against the surface of the shoe. Your shoes will then be like new.

5. Nail file and suede shoes

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If your suede shoes are spotted, you can remove the dirt with a nail file, preferably one that is fine.

Gently rub the suede with, without putting pressure on it. Try not to overdo it!

6. Scotch and blisters

Did you just wear your new shoes at work but can not walk because of blisters? It would be wise to go to the pharmacy to buy plasters. But this pain ...

You can use normal tape available in any office. Cut a small piece and place it on your bulb after disinfecting it.

At least you will reach the pharmacy!

7. Bad size and foam

Buying new shoes online without being able to try them before is risky, because the shoe size may not be the right one. But if you really like your shoes and do not want to send them back, you can form a kind of insert with a foam material that you have to put in the shoes.

Cut a small piece and place it at the back or under your heel, depending on the problem. This method avoids friction.

8. Eraser and sneakers

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If the rubber soles of your favorite sneakers have lost their original whiteness, the problem can be solved with an ordinary eraser.

Simply erase everything you do not want by applying pressure. The result should surprise you.

9. Banana and shine

You can use this tropical fruit if your shoes have lost their luster. Cut a banana and apply its pulp on your shoes, sneakers or boots.

Then wipe with a dry napkin.

10. Water and wax

If you want your shoes to be more waterproof, you can use a traditional wax candle. Thoroughly rub the surface of the leather or fabric. Snap your hair dryer to the maximum temperature. Aim the wax with warm air, so that it melts and is absorbed by the shoe. That's all ! You can pour water on it now.

We hope you have taken these tips seriously, although the use of some products may seem strange. These tips will help you wear your favorite shoes, boots or sneakers again!

If you have your own methods, do not hesitate to share them with us!


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