Try these shoe protectors to keep your favorite pairs in perfect shape at all times.
While they can look very glamorous and stylish, high heels are notorious for being not only hard to walk in at times, but hard to keep in perfect shape as well! Step in a crack, and well… you might break your own back – not to mention that gorgeous heel! As we begin to attend more outdoor events this spring and summer, it’s time to look into shoe heel protectors like shoe heel caps and shoe protector sprays to keep your favorite pairs in tip top shape.
Shoe Heel Protectors
The biggest problem most of us face when it comes to wearing heels – particularly stilettos – at outdoor events, is when they sink into the ground. One of the most frustrating things about heeled shoes is that, because most of your body weight is held by the heels, they easily pierce through soft surfaces like grass and leave you sinking into the soil. And goodness to Gucci, no one likes that!
Not only is it incredibly annoying when you’re walking, as it can cause a drag and slow you down, but it can also ruin the finish of your shoes. To solve this, we like to use heel protectors like shoe heel caps. They’re nifty little gadgets that can be placed on the tip of stiletto heels and widen the base to prevent any sinking.
DIY Tip: If you’re in a rush and don’t have a chance to purchase any shoe heel caps, you can use a sweet trick. Just grab a cork from a wine or champagne bottle and cut it down to size before making a hole in the top to place the heel in. Voilá, a DIY heel stopper!
Shoe Protector Spray
Of course, any shoes are susceptible to normal wear and tear after they’ve been worn a number of times. But outdoor environments will only speed up that process, and a pair of brand-new shoes can be completely wrecked by the time you get home.
While there’s not really much you can do in the way of stopping any mud or dirt getting on the shoes in the first place, you can protect against it causing damage. Just use a handy shoe protector spray, suitable for the material of your shoe. This will make it much easier to clean the shoes when you’re home and prevent any irreversible damage.
Kiwi makes a great spray for just $7.99!
Shoe Sole Protectors
Another way you can protect the paint job, or your shoes is by using shoe sole protectors like sole guards. No one wants to scuff the red bottoms of their Christian Louboutins, and to be honest, no one really wants to scuff the bottoms of any shoes. So, it’s time to look into some shoe sole protectors. These ones protect your red bottoms for less than $10!
Of course, these work for any shoes, but they are most effective for those with colored or painted soles as they can protect against the wear of the color. These black ones will work on lots of different types of shoes.