1. Alissa says:

    I have been saving up for a pair but haven’t bought them yet because I am too paranoid about ruining them!

    The Adored Life

    1. Carrie says:

      I hear ya, Alissa! These tips should help though. 😀

  2. Jenn Lake says:

    Great post, lady – loving these tips! Another recommendation is to be careful to avoid color transfer onto nude or lighter colors (especially patent leather). Sometimes those need more care in terms of storage and travel! Happy Tuesday!

    1. Carrie says:

      Oh good point! Thanks for sharing that, Jenn. Xo

  3. Great post and true – and useful – tips.
    I have a pair of my own, a black Charleen 8,5. I love them but have to admit that they are not comfy at alI. I know Christian L said that he doesn’t make shoes for being comfortable but .. I have few other designers shoes that fit a lot more and allow me dancing all night (as the Jimmy choo’s Yvette or any model of Sergio or Gianvito Rossi). Mine is one size up, which changes the arch of the foot. My point is : better try an expensive pair of shoes before buying it, when you don’t know exactly the sizing …your tips work for all designer shoes !! Best …

    1. Carrie says:

      Great thoughts. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Sarah W. says:

    I loved these tips and the idea of owning a pair of red soles, Carrie. As I know you love trying out new designers, I would love to know your personal draw to the classic Louboutins!

    XO from Austin,

    Sarah | The Bella Insider | @sarah_thebella

    1. Carrie says:

      Oh that’s a good question, Sarah!

      I think you nailed it… They are so classic and, dare I say, sexy. Now, I tend to stick to the classic styles of Louboutin pumps, versus the really over the top styles.

  5. shoes are the sole (no pun intended!) item i just cannot justify investing extra $$ into. i could never pick something up at H&M that looks like your Peter Pilotto ribbed coat (yes, still obsessed with that) and nothing at Banana Republic could truly mimic your designer bags, but to me, my say, ALDO heels look identical to Christian Louboutins when it comes to the classics like a patent leather pump. also my work has me on my feet for long durations and walking quite a bit, so i just seem to demolish shoes! your tips, however, are great for any shoe care. a trusted tailor and a cobbler are vital for any fashion fan!

    1. Carrie says:

      So interesting to read that, Jessica! I would not have known that about you. It makes sense though. I understand.

      You hit about a good point… Each of us has to choose what we splurge on.

    2. Carrie says:

      That Peter Pilotto collection is on sale here, by the way. 😉


    3. no. effing. way.
      this is bad, bad, bad news for my wallet.
      also need that marco de vincenzo fringe one! i still lust after that.

    4. Carrie says:

      Hee! I hesitated telling you, as I didn’t want to cause problems. 😉

      Hope you’re having a great week, friend!

  6. Sheri says:

    HI Carrie,
    I don’t own a pair of Louboutins, but I do own a couple of pair of Aquatalia boots and the Chloe gladiator sandals. I had the sandals resoled just after I bought them to protect them and ensure I didn’t slip when I walked. I baby them by keeping them in their shoe bags. They are beautiful shoes that get lots of compliments but they do require maintenance.

    I tend to wear mid priced dress shoes for work — nothing too fancy.

    Take care,

    1. Carrie says:

      You are smart to do that, Sheri. They really will last longer and look better. A good cobbler is important!

  7. 4Styler says:

    Such a great tips, Carrie 😉
    It’s really helpful and interesting info) We’ve shared it on our fashion forum https://goo.gl/47S9hV Very well job, thank you!

    Best wishes,

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much for sharing! I’m glad you liked it.

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