I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: shoe care and upkeep is very important when it comes to your appearance and general presentation, for both women and men. Yet why is there so much more information directed at men? Today I’ve brought in The Fine Young Gentleman to give us a few tips on shoe care — welcome, FYG! While pondering these tips, you may also want to check out The Corporette Guide to Comfortable Heels and the Newbie’s Guide to Buying Designer Shoes. – Kat
Care for men’s and women’s shoes (including high heels) is not that different. Which is why you have a guy menswear blogger talking about the subject. Don’t believe me? Think about it like this; both men’s and women’s shoes are made primarily from some menagerie of leather, cotton, rubber, and plastic. They are even made using some of the same techniques and methods. And they are worn the same way by both sexes; that is, they are used, abused and often neglected. The unfortunate, and inevitable, result of such negligence is that the shoes expire well before they should. No doubt resulting in varying levels of emotional and monetary harm. Yes, as a guy, I also hate it when I have to throw out my favorite pair of shoes because they are no longer wearable; weird, right? No, in fact, few things cause me more anguish when it comes to my wardrobe. But, fear not, there are ways to properly procrastinate the inevitable.