Spring Cleaning in 2017? How to make your shoes sparkle this year

We all know that feeling. The snow starts to melt, the birds start to chirp and suddenly there are leaves on the trees again and spring is finally here.

And so starts the annual spring cleaning rituals – taking out your summer clothes, packing away your winter coats. And there is always that moment you look at your shoes and think – how did I do that to the heel? Where did that dirt come from? And why does it look like a dog chewed on my shoe sole! I can’t wear those shoes, and they go back into the closet.

Don’t worry. This year we are here to help.  Just shop at Save Your Sole this weekend during our Spring Sale 2017 and take 20% off your entire purchase to help with the spring cleaning (and sole shining) of your shoe collection. Just add painting your shoe soles red again to your spring cleaning to do list.

Use our special spring code of HELLOSPRING on checkout to receive 20% off everything on our site – our Red Shoe Sole Touch Up Paint, our Red Sole repair kits, Sole Stickers, Leather Cream, Scented Candles, Wool Insoles and our new Clear Rubber Shoe Sole. Everything to care, repair and protect your shoes this year.

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Just enter HELLOSPRING when you checkout for a 20% discount off your entire purchase at saveyoursole.com – the luxury shoe care specialists. Offer is valid Friday 28 April to Sunday 30 April, 2017.

Celebrate today with Save Your Sole. It’s our birthday!

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Yes. Your read it right. Today Save Your Sole is 7 years old and what an amazing journey it has been. From the day we bought our first pair of Christian Louboutin red soled shoes in New York, to the realization that we could create a product to repair these red soles to then opening our office in New York (just around the corner from the Christian Louboutin store on Horatio St where our first pair of red soles came from) it has been nothing short of a miracle.

And meeting Christian Louboutin outside a temple in India. Well that is a story for another time.

From walking the runways at New York Fashion Week with Oscar De La Renta, to the stage on the West End for the Spice Girls Musical. To selling our products with some of the biggest retailers including Nordstrom and working with  wholesalers around the world to deliver our products straight to you and the soles of your shoes. We can’t wait to share our newest collaboration with you when that launches in the spring of 2017.

We have also been so lucky to work with incredible stylists, designers, magazines, shoe lovers and customers around the world.

To thank you for your support, loyalty and for ‘sharing’ our shoe care message we are offering 25% off our entire site this weekend so you can stock up on your favorite products to show just how much you love your shoes. And your soles.

Just enter HAPPYBIRTHDAY when you checkout for a 25% discount off your entire purchase at saveyoursole.com – and have a great weekend!

 

 

Meet our new Clear Rubber Shoe Sole. Made in Italy. Just for you.

For years the only option for a repair sole for your designer shoes was a thick (and ugly) black rubber sole that a shoe repairer would glue onto your sole to make it last a lifetime.

Fast forward to 2017 and we have come a long way. Meet our newest product. The Clear Rubber Shoe Sole. Now you don’t need to worry about matching the color of the rubber repair sole to the color of your shoe sole.

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The sole can be used on all colored soles on all designer soles for long lasting protection which won’t alter the original color of the sole. Because this sole is see-through.

It is a designer rubber sole that is ultra-thin made in a clear rubber. It has inbuilt grip and will cover the front part of the sole. Allowing the original shoe sole colour to show through. And the best part is that it is a long lasting and permanent solution.

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Each pack contain two soles and each sole can be cut to the shape of your shoe sole. Made to fit shoe soles up to women size 42.

How do I apply the Soles?  Well, for all of our rubber repair soles we suggest that you purchase the clear soles online at Save Your Sole. Then take the soles (with your shoes) to a repairer for a professional fit.

If you decide to apply the soles to the shoes DIY style – you will need clear glue (like Shoo Goo) and a pair of scissors to cut off the excess rubber around the edges of the sole. Just clean the sole and wait to dry. Apply glue to the shoe sole and to the rubber sole and apply pressure to attach to the shoe (time required will depend on glue used – please follow the instructions provided on the glue packaging). Use scissors to remove the excess rubber and smooth the edges. And you are done.

Available now to buy online now at Save Your Sole London 

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It’s 2017 and time to buy your own Soul Cycle shoes. We tell you how…

Well hello 2017. It’s a new year with new resolutions. And if you are a big fan of Soul Cycle (like we are) and love shoes (like we do) it is time to stop renting your cycle shoes and buy your own.

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To clip into the bike in the studio you will need a pair of Shimano cycle shoes and a pair of bike clips (to keep your shoes in the pedals).

To be ready to ‘tap it back’ in your own shoes you will need

  1. A pair of Shimano cycle shoes AND
  2. A pair of LOOK bike clips AND
  3. A Soul Cycle Account to start booking in your rides

All you need to do is screw the clips into the bottom of the shoes and you are ready to ride like a rockstar. And don’t forget – it’s always more fun with a friend!

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(Photos courtesy of Anna Kooiman and Soul Cycle)
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Adele Takes Manhattan

adele madison square gardenAfter a lot of hemming and hawing, debating and discussion, I pulled the trigger to catch Adele’s final performance at Madison Square Garden with a girlfriend.  My ninja like internet skills even allowed me to get the tickets for much less than initially anticipated.  Surplus immediately added to the Jimmy Choo Velvet Mari Heels shoe fund.

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The winged eyeliner alone is enough to consider her a hero, but that voice, those lyrics, and straight up soul, make Adele a certified superstar.  Due to the last minute acquisition and my need to save all pennies for Gianvito Rossi Suede Janis High Sandals, our seats certainly weren’t front and center, but I think anyone in attendance can attest that there was not one bad seat in the house.

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Starting off with “Hello” and ending with “Rolling in the Deep,” there was not one moment to sit down and rest my feet, though my Aquazzura Amazon Suede Heels could have used an intermission.  Which led me to wonder, what was Adele wearing on her feet?  There’s no way one woman, unless otherwise known as Beyonce, could spend an evening belting out tunes in Sophia Webster Suede Chaira Platform Heels.  If I had one guess, it had to be a pair or Isabel Marant  Leo Eyelet Velvet Flats.  I guess two things will remain a mystery about Adele: her footwear and how on earth she achieve perfect winged eyeliner every. single. time.

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Grace

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Clockwise: Jimmy Choo Velvet Mari Heels, Gianvito Rossi Suede Janis High Sandals, Aquazzura Amazon Suede Heels, Isabel Marant Leo Eyelet Velvet Flats, Sophia Webster Suede Chaira Platform Heels

 

Shoe of the Week: Over the Knee and Through the Woods

Valentino Suede Over The Knee Booties

When it comes to fall footwear, the over the knee boot is a closet staple and also a closet conundrum.  Yes, the scene of Julia Roberts singing Prince’s “Kiss” in Pretty Woman will never grow old, but those over the knee patent leather boots are a little less charming. So, what is the key to pulling off the look?  Subtlety.  A lower stacked heel, or a flat bottom boot is sexy without being startling.  While black is always a wise investment, neutral tones, grey, and even oxblood can be other outstanding options.  The Valentino Suede Over The Knee Booties encompasses all of these things with its covered heel, subtle stitching, and rich texture.  This is much more mega babe than Pretty Woman.

xo,

Grace