When I worked full-time, I spent most of my time on my feet, so I was always wearing my heels and soles out quickly. Instead of just buying a new pair, I would go to a nearby shoe repair shop and get them fixed. It was great to get back my comfortable, broken-in shoes, now looking good as new, for a fraction of the cost of buying new ones.
Now, that shop is long gone. And with the advent of cheap shoes everywhere, the idea of fixing broken shoes seems to have gone by the wayside. Why bother when you can just buy another pair?
But I submit to you, buying higher-quality shoes and maintaining them is far more frugal than buying new, cheaper shoes every couple of months. Your feet will feel better in shoes of better quality, you won't waste as much time picking out that perfect pair of shoes from the store, and your pocketbook will be happy as well!
And it's so easy to maintain your shoes at home, delaying the time until you'll need to bring those shoes in for repair. For instance, check out the women's shoe care line at Foot Petals.
Foot Petals carries a large assortment of products you can use to maintain your shoes. For instance, Perfect Polish touches up the scratches and scuffs that we all get, and makes the shoes look great! You can even carry the pen-link applicator with you and touch up scratches as soon as they appear.
The Prep and Protect products are easily sprayed on to your shoes to extend their life. Prep removes dirt, oil, inks, and grass stains from your shoes and adds moisture to them; Protect creates an invisible barrier on leather, canvas, vinyl, and fabric shoes so that dirt can just be wiped away.
The Foot Petals boot shapers and shoe stretchers will keep your shoes in perfect form when you're not wearing them. If you have a pair of shoes where the heels are a little tight, the stretchers can help you achieve a perfect fit! And the boot shapers will keep your boots standing tall, eliminating the creases that often are created when you're not wearing them.
Lastly, the block and brush are great for keeping leather and suede footwear clean. Yes, those kinds of shoes are a little more expensive than what you'll find at a cheap shoe store, but they'll last so much longer if you keep them in good condition!
These shoe care items are inexpensive and don't take long to use, but can really save you money! I definitely recommend caring for higher-quality shoes as a way to be frugal!
Check out the Foot Petals women's shoe care line!
(This post is sponsored by Foot Petals. All opinions are 100% mine. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.)