Why those Balenciaga shoes are the most precious thing you own

  • Marie Claire is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn commission on some of the items you choose to buy.
  • And you'll never have too many shoes

    As a self-confessed shoe addict, I have more pairs of shoes than I can count (I stopped after 50), and I love every single pair of them, to the point where I actually feel guilty when I haven’t worn a pair in a while.

    If you’re anything like me and appreciate the worth of every pair of shoes you buy, including those Balenciaga heels everyone is obsessed with, then you can be confident in the fact that you’re damn right.

    balenciaga heels

    Shop now: BALENCIAGA Stretch-jersey sock boots for £685 from Net-A-Porter

    Because it turns out the experts agree. As reported by Business Insider, rotating your shoes regularly will make them last longer, especially if you store them right.

    ‘The best way to extend the life of your shoes is to rotate your shoes and use quality shoe trees after each,’ says Allen Edmonds’ Jim Kass. wear

    Not only that, but it’s way more hygienic too, as you sweat when you wear shoes, and if you wear them every day, they don’t have time to properly dry.

    pink balenciaga shoes

    Shop now: BALENCIAGA Satin mules for £495 from Net-A-Porter

    Kass says, ‘If you wear the same pair everyday, your shoes don’t have ample time to dry and they won’t maintain their shape.’

    You see, the sweat-soaked leather will warp, and as a result will be more prone to scratches. Also, they will smell.

    And we all know that other unwelcome side effect of sweat: hello bacteria (see our guides for how often to wash your bra and your bedsheets in summer if you don’t believe us).

    So you go ahead and buy those Balenciaga heels.

    And maybe invest in a shoe tree too.

    Reading now