Well it seems as though Winter has finally arrived in Leeds with chilling temperatures. However on the upside this has meant I can put my recently purchased boots to the test. Below are a picture of my beloved old boots that have seen better days and I fear may be at the end of the road. Luckily over the Christmas period I found some replacement boots that have more than met my BOOT LOVING expectations. Firstly they were extremely cheap (especially as I paid nearly £70 for my old boots.) Secondly they may not be leather or suede but I love the colour and as it happens the cheap material of the boots is a lot easier to keep clean and maintain than my previous pair. They are comfortable and lastly they are dainty enough that I can still wear them with my skirts and dresses.
If your like me and tend to form a dear attachment with your boots, below are some tips to make them last that bit longer!
- If they are leather or suede invest in some protection spray for extra resilience to stains and water.
- Clean them at least once a month either with a damp cloth or wax.
- A tiny bit of hair conditioner rubbed into leather can help remove stains.
- When the heel is visibly worn visit a shoe repair shop and get your boots re-heeled for around £10.
- New laces or buckles can also be replaced at shoe repairers.
Well i'm off to the library now and am staying suitably wrapped up in in my furry headband and cosy coat.