Consolidation of all the threads on CL care, maintenance, cleaning etc. Lets try and keep it going and add more data in here, links to other threads on the subject or experiences with different items products below. I thought this would be useful, almost every week there are new posts on the subject. How do I Protect the Red Sole? You have several options. 1. Red Vibram Soles : http://forum.purseblog.com/christian-louboutin-shoes/red-rubber-soles-vibram-chic-soletech-etc-229817.html 2. Paint : http://forum.purseblog.com/christian-louboutin-shoes/louboutin-red-paint-298007.html 3. Plasti-Dip: http://forum.purseblog.com/christian-louboutin-shoes/my-red-sole-project-253826.html 4. Clear Sole stopperz: Foot Petals 5. Some other options came up also such as using clear or chanel red polish. How to Clean and Care for Exotic Skin? Exotics need regular conditioning so it doesnt dry and flake. Monthly application is sufficient. Use Bick 4 Leather Cleaner & Conditioner. Exotic Skin Reference How to Care for Satin? Apple Garde Rain and Stain Repellent, Scotch Guard How to Clean and Care for Suede? Immediately before wear apply Apple Rain and Stain Repellent. If cleaning is needed the Apple product line also carries a Apple Suede and Nubuck Cleaner. How to Clean and Care for Leather\Jazz? Apple Leather Cleaner. Note some cleaning or leather conditioning may remove shine. Try a small spot first. How do I keep Patent Leather Shiny? Other than usual leather care, for keeping shine some TPF-ers suggested the following: Petroleum jelly Baby Wipes Windex How do I Remove Black Marker Lines? TPF ladies suggest Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. How do I get rid of Sticker or Sticker Residue from the sole? Some people use Nail Polish Remover, Goo Gone or Afta Adhesive Removal Read these threads http://forum.purseblog.com/christian-louboutin-shoes/annoying-sticker-gah-398581.html http://forum.purseblog.com/christian-louboutin-shoes/goo-gone-safe-to-use-on-bottom-cls-594722.html My shoes are too loose, painful, blisters what do I do? http://forum.purseblog.com/louboutin-reference-library/cl-survival-kit-size-comfort-adjustment-advice-268976.html My shoes are too small and I dont have a trustworthy cobbler what can I do? Invest in a pair of high heel stretchers Its easy and perfect for the impatient. No pain, no time investment on your part. I have made shoes a whole size too small fit me. Get A pair now. Seriously. OR Got time on your hands? Try thick socks aka the Sock Trick http://forum.purseblog.com/christian-louboutin-shoes/the-lazy-gals-way-to-stretch-toe-box-320736.html My shoes fart, squeak or rub too much on my feet, help! Applying stick deodorant, Bandaid BlisterBlock or get an insole or partial insole to fill gaps. Talcum powder was also suggested.