How to Keep Athletic Shoes Fresh

If you’re like me, the start of the summer season has you scrambling to get in swimsuit shape. That means your running shoes and gym sneakers are probably taking a real beating this month. Sweat and grime are inevitable, but with a few simple steps, you can prolong the life of your athletic shoes. My latest article on provides you with 8 Ways to Keep Athletic Shoes Fresh. Take a look and then let me know, how do you show your athletic shoes the TLC they need? You can find more of my articles about shoes on

Organize Your Shoes The Tszuji Way!

Perhaps it’s a bit ridiculous for me to say that a few shoe shelves and boxes have changed my life…but they have!  About a week ago, a company named Tszuji offered me the chance to review a few of its shoe storage products, and you can see the results above.  Read my full review and see more photos at my new blog  It’s necessary for shoe lovers to be well-organized, and the products from Tszuji are sturdy, easy to assemble and great investments to make! Order your own shoe organizers at

Product Review: IdealHeel Stiletto Protector

When I’m heading out on the town in high heels, I often cringe with every step, knowing obstacles such as street grates, cracks, and cobblestone lie ahead.  Nothing ruins my day like a new scuff or gouge on my beloved heels.  That’s why, when I heard about IdealHeel I was intrigued to learn more and try them for myself.  Basically, IdealHeel is a sturdy rubber accessory that slips easily over stiletto heels to protect them from damage, so you can “Practice Safe Steps”.  Sounds great, right?  Let’s put them to the test… I received the two pairs of IdealHeel pictured (read more)

Shoe Angels: Protect the Shoes You Love

Hot pavement, ugly weather, city streets, and just daily wear and tear…our beautiful shoes take a real beating.  But what if you could safeguard your shoes from these things and make your shoes last longer?  Well, Shoe Angels were created to protect your shoes from scuffs and damage caused by using the gas and break pedals while driving.  They make it easy for you to protect your shoes while driving, and in a manner that respects the aesthetic appeal of the shoe. I tried out the Shoe Angels on a pair of my own heels (my prized Betseyville Valyn polka-dot (read more)

Smart Shoe Care Tips

I was reading the August edition of InStyle magazine and thought I’d share these helpful shoe care tips with you.  It’s important to show your shoes some love to get the most out of them.  Especially if you’re investing in a pair of designer shoes you hope will last you years!  For example, the luxurious leather GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI – ZIP FLAP LOW BOOTS shown above. Leather shoes should be protected even before wearing, with a spray on stain guard.  Try Leather Spa’s Shoe Protector, $8.  Remember to spray the soles, too! You probably don’t consider carrying baby wipes around with (read more)

TLC For Your Soles (and Heels)

Last Friday night I stayed in, and after a few hours of watching TV and playing on, I was struck with guilt about not taking proper care of the shoes I have.  Why am I looking at new shoes online when I can make the shoes I already own look new?  I have nice shoes – they just need a little TLC.  I glanced over the couch at my collection, and thought about how I stuff my shoes back in their cubbies when I’m done with them, without bothering to clean off the soles or heels.  At that rate, (read more)