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How to Look After Your Winter Boots for Snowy Weather

How do you make sure your Winter Boots perform at their best in the snow? When the snow comes down, one thing is for certain. The sandals and flip-flops will be taking a well deserved vacation in the bottom of your closet for a little while. Show me someone who enjoys having cold wet feet, and I’ll show you a pink elephant in space playing the bagpipes and drinking vodka martinis; it just doesn’t happen, right? Everyone wants warm dry feet when the winter weather comes a-calling. This little guide... Read More

Cool And Creative Ways To Lace Up Your Shoes And Boots

Laces; often overlooked and unthought of, yet without them your favourite trainers would just fall off your feet. And that would make sadness. You can add a bit of interest and individuality to your trainers simply by changing the way you lace your shoes. It is to this end we give you this lacing guide to cool ways to lace up. If your try out any of these, or come up with alternative cool ways to lace up, we would love to see your efforts. Please visit our Facebook Page... Read More

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Dr Martens – So Much More Than Just Great Footwear.

Dr Martens, surely you must know by now, are world famous for their iconic air cushioned footwear, that first exploded on to the scene in 1960. Today Dr Martens are producing so much more than just great boots and shoes, (most of you will know the 1460 boot and 1461 shoe), we are seeing an ever growing product range now that includes cases for high tech electronics such as the Apple iPhone and iPad, laptop carry bags, wallets, and a distinctive range of clothing for both women and men. We... Read More

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How to Wear Converse Trainers – Fashion Collections

Converse trainers are proving to be a massive hit with people on Polyvore.com, with many users designing sets of clothing, jewelry, accessories and make up to go with them. For the last two weeks we have been curating a collection of sets that include converse trainers, to see what how people are wearing them. The range of looks goes from goth punk alternative, with the pink All Star High proving especially popular, to everyday casual wear with jeans and tee shirt. Here is our selection of the best sets, chosen... Read More

Make a shoe care kit and save money

Whether you’re searching the cupboard under the stairs for your good, old pair of boots or splashing out on a brand new pair for the winter weather ahead, few people will disagree that the combination of snow, wind, rain and dirt at this time of year have a reputation of desimating even the most hardy footwear out there.  Fortunately, there’s plenty that you can do to help protect your favourite tootsie warmers

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How To Prepare Your Boots For Wet Weather

You may be about to purchase you new Winter boots, or dig last years out of the closet. Either way, you will probably be wanting them to do a good job of keeping your feet dry and warm over the next six months. If so, there are two main things to think about; Waterproofing and Insulating. In this article we take a look at how to clean and waterproof boots that are either leather, suede or synthetic, and then we look at what kind of socks you can pair your... Read More

Free Up Space In Your Shoe Closet: Re-deploy and Recycle Old Shoes.

Do you have shoes and boots gathering dust? Running out of shoe storage space? Here are some great ideas to re-deploy your footwear as planters for indoor & outdoor use and brighten up your home at the same time… Footwear Planters! If, however you want some more “ecological” or “environmentally friendly” suggestions of what to do with your old worn footwear, here is a list of some great ways to recycle. Footwear Recycling Ideas! Freecycle: Freecycle is a great local organization where neighbors share their unwanted and not needed items.... Read More

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5 Steps To Looking After Your Dr Martens Leather Boots & Shoes

Everybody knows Dr Martens are made to extremely high standards of durability, right? What you might not know is that the correct way to look after them, and that doing so can considerably extend their lifespan. So we thought we’d share a few tips on how to properly care for your Dr Martens, so that you too can carry on enjoying yours for many more years to come. Before we start, here is what you need: two soft bristle polish brushes a lint free cloth for polishing and buffing an... Read More