CL Shoe Care and Maintenance Guide FAQ

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  1. #1 Oct 22, 2008
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 12, 2010
    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 :

    2. Paint :

    3. Plasti-Dip:

    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

    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

    My shoes are too loose, painful, blisters what do I do?

    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.
    Got time on your hands? Try thick socks aka the Sock Trick

    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.
  2. This is great and it should be a sticky! Thank you!
  3. Great thread Leda :tup:

    Mods, can we make this a sticky?
  4. Great idea Leda!

    Something to add - when using Scotchguard on your satin, make sure none of it gets on the soles of the shoe, because it will leave a white residue and remove the shine. A great way to avoid this is to tape some newspaper to the bottom of the shoe while you're spraying - this way there's no accidents and your soles stay beautiful.
  5. Leda--this is wonderful! Thank you so much for taking time to put this together!!!
  6. Fantastic Idea!! Should def be a sticky!
  7. Awesome idea!! Sticky! Sticky! Sticky!
  8. ooh yes! one more vote for the sticky! This is awesome. Thanks Ledaatomica BTW does anyone know where and for how much I could get a high heel stretcher?
  9. And, when that happens you can paint over it with the Louboutin red paint. :yes:
  10. Leda thank you so much for doing this. GREAT idea.
  11. OR, you can take a cotton swab with a small amount of alcohol and lightly dab the white spots. I did it and they came off just fine and did not remove the shine.

    You can also use the magic erase to remove the black mark (non-returnable mark) on the insoles. It may take a few or several sipes but it gets the job done.
  12. This must be a sticky! Very handy thread..thanks Leda!
  13. Thanks for the stretcher info Leda
  14. very useful info! Thanks!