As a shoe wholesaler known around the world for quality footwear, we’re passionate about sharing tips and knowledge with our readers. You may know a thing or two about certain types of footwear, but there’s probably a lot you don’t know as well. We’ve included a few interesting things below you may find useful or helpful!
Does the fact that a shoe claims to be handmade mean it really is? No. Even when it says so inside, unless you’re paying ten times the amount you would normally pay, chances are it’s simply a marketing ploy. Sure, workers in factories may guide the shoe through machines or even stitch the upper portion using a sewing machine before a machine attaches the sole, but still it isn’t truly handmade. On the other hand, if you’re paying $1,500 or $2,000, it may be completely handmade.
Polish and conditioner are not the same thing. You may think polish conditions your leather shoes, but it actually dries them out over time. This is what conditioner is for – to renovate and soften up the leather so you can polish them to a high shine!
Think black or brown shoes are the most versatile? Most shoe aficionados agree that Oxblood or burgundy are the colors that go with most wardrobe choices.
Need to clean dirty suede? Sandpaper that’s super fine works wonders – but be gentle.
You may have read that mink oil isn’t good for leather shoes, but it actually is when applied properly. Used in very small amounts and applied evenly, mink oil helps extend the life of your leather shoes by nourishing them.
The term “sneaker” began being used in the late 1800s when people realized they could “sneak” around in shoes with rubber soles without being heard. It’s true, according to The New York Times!
According to a study conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, the average woman owns about 19 pairs of shoes. How many do you own?
How old was Jimmy Choo when he constructed his first pair of shoes? 11.
Hope you enjoyed these tips and facts! At The Jay Group Ltd., we distribute quality, stylish wholesale footwear around the world to those in need of good shoes for their customers. In branded and unbranded styles, count on us for exceptional footwear at the best possible price! Whether domestic or international, we invite you to partner with us today.