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How to care for vintage shoes
When it comes to unique fashion there are very few
things which have as much impact as vintage shoes. It is not a secret that shoes are what make an outfit
exciting, expressive and intriguing. They are great accessories to use to add personality and to show your
own interpretation of styles and trends. Shoes for a lot of women are the most enjoyable part of any
However there is a difference between owning new
footwear and collecting vintage shoes. For one, vintage shoes, as with all vintage attire can be fragile and
do take a certain amount of consideration and preparation.
If you are one of the many women who enjoy vintage
shoes then you are probably concerned with how to get the most from your collection and need tips for vintage
shoe care, cleaning and storage. If this is the case, then you have come to the right
When wearing vintage shoes you may have to be
flexible when it comes to seasonal footwear. Depending on the age, make and material your vintage shoes may
not be able to withstand wet weather conditions. For this reason you may want to limit when you wear your
vintage shoes to the warmer and dryer months.
It is also important when owing vintage shoes to
have any cleaning, repairs or polishing done by reputable professionals. Similar to the issues surrounding
weather, vintage shoes can be damaged if not handled and cleaned properly. For example, some cheaper show
polishes may tarnish old fixtures such as buckles, zippers or snaps. In addition, an inexperienced shoe
repair shop may not recognise the authenticity of your vintage shoes and may use inappropriate fittings,
adjustments and even laces to repair your footwear.
It is also a good idea to consider storage when
collecting vintage shoes. Unlike new boots, pumps or sandals, vintage shoes should be stored in a cloth shoe
box and should be wiped dry before being put away. Both the exterior leather and inner lining of vintage
shoes is often weaker than that of newer products and can be easily damaged when stored carelessly in closet
or on shoe racks.
If you are a fan of vintage shoes, consider the
points mentioned above. These simple, inexpensive and easy tips will ensure that you continue to enjoy your
collection for many days to come.
Popular types of vintage shoes
Collecting vintage shoes can be incredibly exciting.
Many women, around the world spend hours searching through discount shops, online retailers, specialty stores
and even antique markets with hopes of finding the perfect pair of pretty pumps, sexy sandals or flirty
They know that wearing vintage shoes can make the
difference and can often transform an outfit from drab to fab!
Though there are many types of vintage shoes, there
are a few styles which seem to remain popular year after year. These styles are consider by most to be
completely timeless and for those who collect them, these shoes have as much style and value today as the day
they were made.
Here is our list of the top four vintage shoe
Pumps and heels: All women feel better while wearing a great pair of pumps. This of course is not a new
development. Women have been enjoying this classic style of shoe for centuries and have recently begun to
collect and cherish the designs and styles of the past. Vintage heels will often have unique, colourful
fabrics used as lining material and will also consist of other old-fashioned touches such as bejewel buckles,
colored soles and even delicate heel details.
slings: Always a popular style in the warmer months, sandals and
slings are a great choice when collecting vintage shoes. Some of the most sought after designs will include
real seas shells, fabric insoles, Asian-inspired designs and even large gold coin details on the toe
Boots: Whether you prefer an authentic pair of biker boots or a set of rugged cowboy boots, these
are a great addition to any vintage shoe collection. Even thigh high, plastic go-go boots are a popular
collectable! If you are searching for a pair of vintage boots try to find deigns which are labeled with well
known designer brands.
Slippers: Possibly the most valuable and rare style of vintage
footwear, ballerina flats and slippers are as fun to collect as they are to wear! Due to their limited
distribution vintage slippers and flats are often made using higher quality materials and when found online
can be in great condition!
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