With the amount of funds allocated to footwear it would be outrageously irresponsible of me not to take care of them. So, I choose to protect my investments. For this, I frequent the Leather Spa. They have a couple of locations around NYC, but I patronize the store based beneath the Plaza Hotel. It happens to be convenient for me and, honestly, I like to have lunch there. I have the soles covered in rubber to protect them and ensure their longevity. I find this is the best way to preserve my shoes. The rubber also provides added stability when traversing about town which is especially helpful when I have a penchant for heels 4 inches and above. I treat most pairs with a water and stain repellent, store them in a ventilated space, and I always pack them in dust covers when I travel. I can assure you that the cost of preventive care is much less than a new pair of shoes.
I will always favor a stiletto over a flat shoe. So just as I take care of my shoes, I must take care of my feet. It's no secret that wearing high heels puts pressure on your feet and legs, but this is something I'm willing to deal with in exchange for the more appealing side effects. Don't let a good outfit be ruined by a terrible shoe. I know there are several women who agree with me. Regular pedicures promote healthy circulation in the body and shiny, colorful toenails. It simply is a win win situation.
Step boldly into the New Year and stay well heeled because a good pair of shoes will take you good places.