Holi is upon us, and as we know people are going to use this as an excuse to douse you in colour, and will chant “Bura na mano Holi hai!”. And it’s all fun and games, until you reach home and realize that someone has stained your shoes. This is but inevitable and there’s nothing you can do about it. Or so you think. We bring to you 4 shoe hacks that’ll keep those pesky stains at bay.
Tip 1- If you have annoying scuff marks on your shoes, you need only 2 ingredients to clean them right up. Start with nail polish remover and an ear bud or Q-Tip. Dip the ear bud into the nail polish remover, and remove the marks off of your patent shoes just like you’d take off nail polish.
Tip 2- If your white sneakers are the ones that bore the brunt of holi, this simple paste is a pure winner. Use baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and water and combine them to form a paste. Use a toothbrush to layer it onto the shoes and leave them out in the sun for a couple of hours. You’ll find that this paste has formed a crust on the shoes that’ll flake right off when you hit your shoes together.
Tip 3- If you stepped in a puddle of holi water (pun unintended) in your leather shoes, fret not, we’ve got the solution. Literally. A solution of water and vinegar should be dispensed in a spray bottle and merely spray this mixture onto your leather shoes. Use a tooth brush to polish the mixture onto your shoes and let them dry. They’ll be almost as good as new.
Tip 4- If your shoes are just wet, do not place them near a heating source to dry them faster. Let them dry naturally and slowly which will ensure your leather doesn’t crack. And once your shoe cracks, you can never go back.
Do you have any helpful and interesting techniques you employ to save your shoes from Holi? Do tell us in the comment section below!