How to get your feet ready for sandals

Don’t be too embarrassed to show your feet this summer.

Don’t be too embarrassed to show your feet this summer.
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If your toes look like the dessicated talons of a newly unwrapped mummy, don’t panic. With the right preparation, and a wise choice of footwear, it’s quite possible to look presentable in men’s sandals. Here’s how to tread the tricky terrain of sandal season with our four-step men’s guide to perfectly groomed feet and nails.
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Shoelaces guide for gentlemen – infographic

shoelaces guide

From loops to laces, everything a gentleman needs to know about tying a shoe.

Choosing the correct shoelaces is surprisingly complex. And with a wide choice of lacing techniques, are you giving your feet the best possible support with a traditional lacing pattern? Wide feet, narrow heels, high insteps – no matter what your foot shape, there’s a lacing technique to help.

So gents, it’s time to pay attention to the detail. Here’s an infographic guide to tell you everything you need to know about laces and lacing…

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How to clean and protect mens suede shoes

Coloured-suede-shoes

Everything you need to know to keep your suede shoes in top condition.
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If you’ve ever been put off buying a snazzy pair of suede shoes because you think they’re a nightmare to keep clean, you’re in for a surprise. Because while it’s true that suede takes a bit more care than leather, the extra effort really is minimal. Here’s all you need to know to keep your suede kicks in top condition.

Quick tips on how to clean and protect suede shoes at home:

  • Apply a suede protection spray regularly to avoid damage.
  • Remove any dirt as soon as it’s dry with a clean cloth or a suede brush.
  • For tougher stains, a suede rubber or pencil eraser works just as well.
  • Use talc or cornflower to absorb liquid stains.
  • Don’t wear your suede shoes if rain or snow are forecast.
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