Do you have a collection of old shoes that are still in good condition but no longer fit your style? Or maybe they’re just too worn out to wear anymore? The good news is that there are ways to make old shoes look new again!
Shoe renovation can be done by yourself or with the help of a professional cobbler (shoe repairman). Either way, it can be an easy process that doesn’t require much time or money and will give your favorite pair(s) new life for years to come. Of course situation can change if the shoes you want to restore are very expensive, like Prada heels or Louboutin shoes. Then it is better to use the help of professional companies specializing in the repair of premium shoes.
Types of Shoes and How to Renovate Them
There are many different types of shoes, and they all require different methods to renovate them.
- Leather shoes: Leather is a natural material that can be easily refurbished and restored with the right products. If you need to repair a hole or tear in your leather shoe, you should use an adhesive like glue or rubber cement to fill it up. Then let it dry completely before wearing the shoes again. You can also use shoe polish on leather shoes if they’re looking dull or faded–just make sure not to get any on other parts of your clothing!
- Canvas/suede/rubber footwear: These materials don’t respond well when exposed directly with water; instead, try using a damp cloth first so that you don’t ruin them completely when cleaning up spills from inside these types of sneakers (or other similar styles).
Tools and Materials Needed for Shoe Renovation
- dyes (if you want to change the color),
- brushes and cloths for applying dyes/polish/wax, etc.,
- shoe trees to help keep your shoes in good shape while they’re drying out.
To renew or not to renew?
There are many advantages of shoe restoration. One of them is the great saving of time that we need to choose and buy a new pair. In addition, such a service is simply cheaper and additionally fits into the trend of sustainable fashion, which positively affects the environment. Therefore, before we decide to buy new shoes, let’s at least consider taking advantage of the opportunities currently offered to us by the footwear industry.