Skip to main content

Leather Shoe Care-How to Keep them Shining

The condition of your shoes say a lot about whom you are. Here are tips on how to care for your leather shoes.

    • Leather shoes are unsuitable for wearing in wet weather, as the leather absorbs moisture causing the salt used to cure to stain the surface. Select synthetic shoes when it is wet, however, in case you get your leather shoes soaked, pack dry newspaper inside to absorb the moisture, and then place in a warm place to dry. Do not place near direct heat.
    • Use castor oil to waterproof the underneath of leather soles. Also, to keep leather soft and graceful, apply a little castor oil and leave to dry, then clean shoes in a normal way.
    • If bright-colored leather fades in certain areas, use an oil paint pastel of the same color obtained from paint stores. Paint the affected part, and then tip up with neutral wax polish.
    • Shine patent leather shoes with a small amount of petroleum jelly.
    • To clean suede shoes, use a masking tape instead of a wire brush, which damages the base fiber mesh. Just rub the tape over the entire shoe to keep it looking as clean as new.
    • To make an old pair of lace-up shoes look new, buy new laces, perhaps in contrasting color. If lace ends fray making them look messy and difficult to thread, hold ends over a lighted match for a moment. this helps to fuse the fibers together.
    • To prevent shoes from being untied, put polish on the laces and leave to dry overnight, then re-thread into shoes, they will hold well.
    • To attain maximum comfort from shoes, buy those with soft cushioned insoles and sides. To stretch tight shoes, pack them with potato peels and leave for 48 hours. The natural enzyme action works to expand and soften leather.
    • To retain the original shape and fit of your shoes, store them with shoe trees placed inside when you are not wearing them.
    • To avoid straining your feet when wearing high heels, select shoes with wide based heels.
    • To soothe and relieve tired feet after wearing ill-fitting shoes, soak your feet in a basin with shower gel and half a cup of salt. Relax for 15 minutes, and then wear a pair of soft bedroom slippers.
  • Comments

    Popular posts from this blog

    How to Verify Your Land Title Deed is Genuine

    Cases of forged title deeds are on the increase. Therefore, people are losing money to con men as they are taken advantage of due to their ignorance regarding land transaction matters. While thinking of owning land, it is vital to be aware of how you can verify a title deed before investing your hard earned cash.

    As you plan to commit your money to buy and construct your dream home, verify that, the seller is the genuine owner, the land exists and is free from restrictions. Also be sure that you are not buying land on a road or railway reserve and above all, that the title deed is genuine.

    How farmers can double their bean yield production

    "As Jack slept, the beans germinated in the soil, and by morning a big beanstalk grew in their place. When Jack saw the great beanstalk, he immediately decided to climb..." This is a classic scenario of 'Jack and the Beanstalk' fairy tale. The same is true for Kenya's bean variety that climbs and spreads on sticks producing double the yield of local varieties.

    Due to subdivision of land in Kenya, farmers are not able to produce enough beans to feed the 38.6 million people living in Kenya.This is mainly due to shrinking land sizes. This is the reason why high yielding varieties of beans that only need a small area to grow has been developed. These new varieties of beans require support with stakes (sticks) to climb on when they are growing.

    The beans can grow up to a height of 3.5 meters. The long stems of this variety of beans enable it to produce more pods as compared to the normal bean varieties (bush bean).   With good management climbing beans can produce u…

    Herbal Plants used for Alternative Medicine with no side effect

    In a sad note, most indigenous informants keep herbal knowledge, especially the actual preparation methods, strictly secret. Luckily, an aged medicine man from Gatundu in Central Kenya, whose great knowledge of medicinal plants facilitated the write-up of this article.
    In part one of this article, plants are grouped according to their medicinal use. According to the aged medicine man, simply boil the leaves, roots or the bark; add honey or milk or soup to sweeten the concoction. He recommends taking a glass in the morning and in the evening for preventive measures. 
    He cautions on their medicinal uses which should be considered as neither preparation methods nor dosage prescription are provided. This is a topic that would require much more time and I have decided to leave it for part two of this article.
    Best Herbal Plants for alternative Medicine with no side effects

    I have grouped their medicinal uses in three parts which are,       Alternative medicine for preventive measuresHerbal …