Is this the best Mothers Day Gift in 2017 for shoe lovers? We think so!

 

Yes. It’s that time of the year again when we start thinking, searching and shopping for the best Mothers Day gift of 2017 to gift to the women in our lives.

This year we are giving away 2 prize packs valued at over $400AUD in shoes and shoe care to two lucky women as we have partnered with Ballettonet (who have the cutest shoes & boots FYI) to help you celebrate your mothers and mentors. In our prize there is a gift for mum and a gift for you too.

 

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All you need to do is tell us about the women who have been the greatest influence in your life and you are entered to win! Click here to enter

We will announce the winner on Instagram on May 15, 2017.  The competition is open from May 4 to May 14, 2017. Winner to be announced on May 15, 2017. Please note that Terms & Conditions apply.

And don’t forget – this Mothers Day step out with confidence and style with Ballettonet & Save Your Sole

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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!

 

 

A Graceful Entrance

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I’d really had no intention of leaving the house last night.  I was perfectly propped on my couch with a fully charged iPhone, a season of Billions, and a bowl of ramen from my favorite spot down the block.  Then that fully charged iPhone I mentioned started to chirp incessantly, and while I ignored it at first, I saw it was my dear friend, Veronica, who is going through what some may refer to as a “rough patch.”  When I answered, it was hard to hear her, but I could make out, “get here now,” “fabulous people,” “front row,” and when she hung up, I received a follow up text with the address and a lot of punctuation.

I gave my ramen a last glance and knew that it was my civic duty as a good friend to go and meet her.  I wondered if my NSF Shane Pants were wearable and decided they would look quite Wang if I ditched my Euclid Sweatshirt for a croptop and stuck with the slouchy bottoms.  A pair of Schutz Rene Heels tied the look together and I smudged some Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick on in an attempt to make the look a polished form of disheveled.

Deep breath, glance in the mirror, and into my Uber, I went.

A scroll through Instagram: Gigi, Gigi, Kendall, Fashion Week, ice cream, donuts, more donuts, and then I had arrived at my destination.  As expected, it was another Fashion Week circus, bloggers, the photographers who love them, and a ton of frazzled PR aficionados running around trying to corral the crowd.  I managed to slip through the masses only being stopped  few times for a snap before essentially colliding with Veronica.  She handed me a pamphlet and I saw I was here to see Opening Ceremony.  I felt relieved knowing that scraping myself from the couch when I hadn’t wanted to wasn’t in vain.  Opening Ceremony was one of the most sought after shows to score a seat.

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The show was amazing, I was able to actually enjoy it from the front row (good work, Veronica), without the nuisance of forty cell phones blocking my view- but we all know the shows are really all about the after party and this was an after party that didn’t disappoint.  Models mingling with muses, artists chatting with suits.  It was the perfectly mismatched mix every fashion PR house hopes to assemble.  A couple of signature cocktails into the evening, I told V that I needed to make my way to the ladies room.  She was engrossed in a conversation with a beautiful man with face tattoos, so I’m not even sure if she heard me, but pointed in the direction I assumed was the restroom.  I made my way through the crowd and was just making eyes with one of the male models when I went sliding, spilled my drink, and nearly face planted on the table of grilled cheese and lobster.  Fortunately, some sort of angel caught me by the arm before I caught a truly humiliating fate.  I looked up to thank my guardian angel and immediately began to laugh as did she.

She said her name was Amanda and she complimented my shoes.  After procuring me a fresh beverage, she mentioned that i might want to put some protective stickies on the bottom of my shoes.  I said she was probably right and joked that I didn’t know how models did it.  She leaned in and informed me that the stylists for the show had used a product called Save Your Sole on all of the stilettos for this very reason. I remarked that stylists were genius and I’d certainly missed my calling.  A bit further into our conversation, Amanda revealed who the real genius was— Her.

She is the mastermind behind Save Your Sole and had been instrumental in this evening’s show.  How could such a laid back Australian babe be so nonchalant about her success?  That’s just the way she is and why we immediately bonded.  I told her about my current working situation and she told me she was looking for someone to help with spreading the good word about shoes.  We exchanged information, gave a quick hug,  and I made my way back to Veronica who was now in a serious relationship with face tattoo.  Rather than rain on her parade, I bid her adieu and found my way to the nearest exit.

And to think I’d almost stayed home.

xo,
Grace

Save Your Sole + Opening Ceremony NYFW FW16 #pageantofthepeople

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Last night in New York we went backstage at New York Fashion Week to work with Opening Ceremony in their show ‘Pageant of the People’ featuring The Opening Ceremony Fall II & Winter 2016 Collection.

This is our sixth season working with the team and we love their shows. And of course their clothes. We used our Clear Sole Sticker & Black Sole Sticker for for this show to cut to the sole shape and put grip on the soles of the shoes to keep the models on their feet. And on the runway.

Humberto Leon & Carol Lim of Opening Ceremony said in our first season “Save Your Sole is perfect for our runway needs. This amazing product protects the soles and keeps them looking clean and new”. Love.

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This show featured black knee high boots and mules with red heels and our black sole stickers.  Backstage the team at Opening Ceremony applied over 60 Black Sole Stickers and Clear Sole Stickers to the shoes to provide instant grip and sole protection. Perfect.

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Our Sole Stickers were also used to make it easy for all of the celebrities featured in the pageant of the people to walk in their Opening Ceremony shoes including Rashida Jones, Natasha Lyonne and the incredible Whoopi Goldberg.

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We love being a part of this show every season and a sponsor for the event.

Other sponsors at #pageantofthepeople included FOSSIL, Tiger, Bumble and Bumble, Suntchi/, china glaze, Canada Goose, UBER, Dr.Jart+, Maybelline, Commando, DFM, coloredge, II Howard, FIJI Water, sweetgreen, Tacombi and of course Rock The Vote.

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Our Sole Stickers are available in Clear and Black right now

Online at saveyoursole.com

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How to protect your suede Isabel Marant autumn ankle boots from the rain..

It seems as though every time you see a celebrity in a magazine they are wearing a pair of suede ankle boots from Isabel Marant (which we love). But in the US recently there have been a lot of comments from the fashion pack on how scruffy and stained these boots are looking. Unsuprising – especially if you live in London or New York. Isabel Marant Dicker suede ankle boots

So as winter approaches and after endless window shopping in New York we decided on a pair of black suede boots from Belle by Sigerson Morrison from their great store in Nolita. Even though we chose a black pair of boots, the problem remains the same. How do we protect our  boots through the winter months?

The first thing to do is to protect the suede. This way you provide a layer of protection to stop the rain, mud, red wine (!) and anything else that may come your way from ruining the suede. Once the damage is done, it is (in most cases) too late.

The best way to protect the suede is with a scotchguard spray. We recommend Scotchguard Water Repellent Shoe Protector which we buy from Amazon to make sure we get the right one. You don’t want to use furniture scotchguard and ruin your boots before you start.

When you start to spray your shoes make sure you do this outside as the fumes are quite toxic. Just spray a fine mist over the shoes and wait to dry which will take a few minutes. Easy.

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Our new boots are now protected and ready to go. Now we just need to protect the sole. Looks like later today we will be off to the cobbler with our black vibram soles and then these boots really will be made for walking.