How to clean a dress shoe

 

Having a clean gleaming pair of shoe adds the finish and glamour to your outfit. Imagine getting ready to go to an interview that will land you your dream job and after you have your nice tailored suit only for you to notice that your dress shoe looks terrible. A great, clean pair of shoe will always boost your confidence. Whether you are going to your wedding, a meeting in the office or on a nice evening date having the perfect cleaned shoe should always be of utmost importance. Fortunately, cleaning a pair of dress shoes is not rocket science although it takes time and commitment. We have a few tips to get you started in attaining that clean sleek pair of dress shoe to keep you looking sharp and to help maintain your shoe. There are two types of dressing shoes leather and suede shoes and they both need to be cleaned thoroughly to maintain them and extend their life cycle.

 

Here are a few steps on how to get a clean pair of dress shoe so as to make it a best shoe to wear with walking boot;

Step 1: brush or wipe away surface dirt and debris

When cleaning the shoes always remove the laces because they only get in the way of you cleaning your dress shoe. Cleaning and removal of the dirt can be achieved by the use of horsehair brush that usually comes with the shoe cleaning kit. The more often you clean your shoes it makes them easier to maintain and it increases the durability of your shoe.

 

Step 2: rub away stubborn stains and scuffs.

For the stubborn stains that wouldn’t come off easily, you need to use a little force but be careful not to damage the shoe. Use a piece of clean cloth and apply a small amount of saddle soap or leather soap to make sure that the shoe is thoroughly cleaned. To clean the stains caused by road salt you should use two to one mix of water and white vinegar and lightly dampen the shoe with the mixture and not to saturate it. For the clumpy layers of old polish try using nail polish remover and wipe off gently.

 

Step 3: polish the shoes for that final glamour

To give your shoe that glamour look you need to apply cream polish or wax for the leather dress shoe. Apply a small amount of polish to a brush and work it a circular manner. Ensure that the polish is evenly spread all over the shoe. After applying the polish buff the shoe with a clean piece of cloth or another clean brush. Buffing evens out the polish or wax to give your shoe that shiny, clean look.

 

 

Step 4: spit shine

This is the last step in cleaning your dress shoe. If you want to achieve that mirror-like shine to your shoes then a spit shine is important. Polish and buff at least twice and leave the dress shoe to dry preferably overnight. Then, after the shoe is dry sprinkle a few drops of water to the shoe and give it a final buff for that perfect shine glamour.

 

Conclusion

Now you can achieve that perfect and glamorous look to your dress shoe. No more embarrassing moments when you look at your shoe clashing with your outfit. Boost your confidence with a nice and clean dress shoe.

All the best!

 

 

What you need to start vlogging

What you need to start vlogging

Vlogging has taken up the internet, with a whopping 44% of the world’s internet users enjoying at least one vlog per month. There is nothing complicated about vlogging. It is just a form of blogging, only that instead of writing a blog post, you record a video and upload it to the internet.

Vloggers record a wide range of activities, from their own private life to events. You just need to figure out the right niche to target. Nonetheless, you need to select a niche that you love. It will be difficult to maintain consistency for the long term if you start with something you don’t love.

The most common channel for vlogging is YouTube, majorly because of its popularity across the globe. However, there are other platforms where you can post your videos. These include Vimeo, Dailymotion, Twitch, LiveLeak, Veoh, Break and Metacafe.

To get started with vlogging, you definitely need some equipment – apart from passion to create excellent content. Today, we expound on the main instruments you need.

What do I need to start vlogging?

i) Camera

First and foremost, you need to have a good camera to record your videos. You may not have the best vlogging camera, but for you to attract long-term followers you need to produce quality work. Actually, you can always use a phone with a brilliant camera.

ii) Tripod

A stable tripod will also come in handy. This will ensure that your videos are not shaky. No one wants to watch shaky videos past 3 seconds!

iii) Proper lighting

Always ensure that you have the perfect lighting before you start recording your video. This will guarantee that quality will be top-notch. If you are outdoors, nature will have you sorted out. However, if you want to record indoors, you need to buy a lighting kit.

iv) Editing software

You need to edit your videos before posting, to improve on quality. You may use your PCs software for basic editing, but if you want to take it to the next level, you need premium software. The likes of Apple Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro will give you the freedom to play around with some amazing features.

v) A platform to post

As previously mentioned, you need a platform to upload your videos. I would recommend starting with a YouTube channel as this will give you the most exposure. The kind of viewership YouTube has is unmatched.

Conclusion

If you are looking to start vlogging, you must have asked yourself whether it’s possible to start off and become a hit. The answer is that you never know till you start. Every journey starts with a single step. Most importantly, select the best equipment to match your passion and you’ll have started an exciting journey.