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Reader Request: Keeping Inexpensive Shoes in Shape

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Reader Maegan e-mailed me this question:

My budget is pretty tight, so I get a lot of my basic footwear (flats, pumps, boots and sandals) from Target, Payless, and Famous Footwear. I usually wear my shoes until I wear them out and they’re practically rags, ESPECIALLY my flats. Any hints on how best to maintain my cute but not quite high quality shoes so I can keep them looking fabulous longer?

This is a GREAT question, albeit a bit of a tough one. In my experience, two main causes of damage in inexpensive shoes are water and overuse. So for starters:

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Originally posted 2013-08-20 06:46:08.

How to Deal with Ill-fitting Shoes

How to fix shoes that don't fit perfectly, including advice for shoes that are loose, tight, or slip at the heel!

Now. The best way to deal with ill-fitting shoes is never to buy them to begin with. But there are many reasons why they might sneak into our wardrobes: They feel fine at the store, they feel fine for the first few wearings, they change shape slightly after the first few wearings, our feet swell, they were gifts, they were shot-in-the-dark eBay purchases. (That last one applies to my Faryl Robin Suzus, pictured above.) So, should you find yourself with a pinchy, wobbly, or otherwise ill-fitting pair, here are some of the most common solutions:

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Originally posted 2012-06-15 06:34:14.

Reader Request: How to Style Grey Boots

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Reader Paula emailed me this query:

Here’s my question, and it’s something I’ve been talking about with some other people, and we’re all a little stumped.. I recently bought a beautiful pair of grey Dansko short boots. They are lovely! But nothing I wear really seems right with them, and I’d love (if you think it would be useful to other people) to hear how to wear boots that are grey or other non-standard color. I never can quite know if I am choosing the right leggings or tights, and it always feels a little off to me. It might be because I am used to wearing darker shoes?

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