We all have our favorite pair of shoes to wear every day or it’s part of your uniform for work. Our feet get’s all the torture on a day to day basis. Our shoes usually take the ground beating protecting your feet and lessen the struggle. It may look cute or sexy, sometimes it can be the most uncomfortable. When you take them off, you either see the evidence or smell it, and of course you can’t ignore the pain.
Despite all those office jobs out there, tired feet are a reality for so many of us. This is especially true when we have our shoes on all day, confined to the warmth, but with little breathing room. Comfortable shoes are of course helpful, as our breathable, cotton or wool socks, however, feet carry us not just throughout the whole day, but throughout our whole lives, so I’d say they deserve all the love they can get. Here are 12 ways of giving them that tender loving care. Some are classic tips I already knew, but others came as a surprise to me. What’s certain is I’m going to be passing this on to everyone else whose feet may have had a long day.
1.Baking Soda foot bath
Mix 3-4 teaspoon of baking soda per liter of water and enjoy a relaxing foot bath for a tired foot after a long walk. It can also deodorize your feet.
2. Tape your toes together
New shoes can spell sore feet. The solution? Tape those toes with a thick tape to wrap your 2nd and third toes together. Between those two toes lays a nerve that creates pain when squeezed, which often happens when you walk in heels.
3. Get rid of bad smells
A smelly shoe means a smelly foot. Bacteria lives in your moist shoes because of the sweat that you left inside it. Add a dry tea bag in your shoes overnight, and the smell will be gone the next morning. Now your feet smell like tea! Just kidding.
4. No blisters
The holes at the top of your running shoes serve a purpose. Lace them up to reduce the risk of foot blisters.
5. Remove salt stains with Vinegar
You can easily make your own mix of water and vinegar to clean your shoes. Mix water and vinegar in a bowl, gently apply the mix to your salt stains with a cloth or towel.
6.Loosen shoes with ice pack
It’s hard to stretch out the shoes from the inside. Fill a plastic back with water and place it in the freezer overnight. As the water freezes, it expands the inner part of the shoe. Just make sure not to do it with sensitive materials.
7. Waterproof shoes
Rub a Beeswax on your sneakers and heat it up with a hair dryer. Seconds later, your shoes will be waterproof!
8. Classic stain remover
The old water and lemon juice mix always work with stains. Soak a cotton ball and rub the stains off.
9. Avoid newspapers
Never use a newspaper to wipe your shoes as the print is made of ink or lead and may transfer to your shoes which is hard to remove later.
10. Blue suede shoes stain
Do you have really stubborn stains on your suede shoes? Try to treat them with a very fine-grained sandpaper. Be very gentle, being careful not to press too hard with the sandpaper.
11. Better grip
Use that same sandpaper to rub the bottom of your shoes in order to give them a better grip. Don’t have any sandpaper handy? Try using a nail file.
12. Restore white shoes
Toothpaste makes your teeth white, why not your shoes?