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Jeans are an incredibly versatile piece of clothing and are a go-to wardrobe staple suitable for office and weekend looks alike. They may be basic, originally designed as hard wearing work wear, but jeans come in so many designs, styles, and colours that they can be worn in many exciting and stylish ways.

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We all have one or two pairs of trainers we’ve kicked the arse out of so much they’re like an extension of your very self. And with that we all know the drawbacks of extended wear – they get dirty AF. Thankfully we’ve got a video that will show you not one, but two ways to get those sneaks back to their glory days.

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It all started when Kendall Jenner posted a typically unsubtle instagram snap wearing a pair of Vetements X Manolo Blahnik waist-high boots, a cowboy hat, and not much else. I figured, if she can do that, it’s probably about time that I got over my issue with over-the-knee boots. Thanks for the intervention, K. It’s a style I’ve never been quite confident enough to embrace – all thanks to Pretty Woman’s Vivian Ward. Read more

So you’ve invested in a pair of Birkenstock sandals. Good choice, as they look good, offer great arch support, and will probably be the most comfortable pair of sandals you’ll ever slip your feet into.

You’re going to be wearing them a lot, which means they’re going to start showing signs of wear and tear at some point. Luckily, we’ve prepared a handy guide on how to clean Birkenstock sandals so you can keep them looking fresh all summer long.

Birkenstocks can be cleaned using lukewarm water, bicarbonate of soda, and a little bit of elbow grease. Follow our step-by-step guide to cleaning your favourite, well worn Birkenstock sandals.

How to clean Birkenstock sandals

Things you will need:

  • Water
  • Mixing bowl
  • Bicarbonate of soda
  • Suede cleaning brush
  • Toothbrush
  • Cloth
  • Sponge

Step 1: Remove excess dirt

  • Use the suede cleaning brush to gently brush both soles to remove surface dirt.

Step 2: Prepare the mixture

  • Mix bicarbonate of soda and water to roughly 2 parts bicarbonate of soda to 1 part water (the paste should be quite thick).

Step 3: Apply the paste

  • Apply to the footbeds using the toothbrush in circular motions.
  • Avoid the exposed cork sides.
  • Cover thoroughly.

Step 4: Clean using the sponge

  • Remove all the mixture.
  • Don’t over saturate with water.

Step 5: Dab dry with the cloth

  • Leave to dry in a cool place (drying in direct sunlight can crack the cork soles).
  • Finally, use the suede brush again to soften the soles.

If you haven’t already guessed, we’re major fans of Birkenstock here at schuh and if you haven’t got around to treating your feet to a pair from this year’s cracking selection, you might want to pop on over and get shopping.

 

Fancy cleaning up your act some more? We have a few other guides for you to follow; How to Clean Suede Shoes & How to Clean Hunter Wellies

Not got what you need to keep your shoes clean? We’ve got a range of shoe care products to help you out. You are welcome!

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On those extremely rare occasions the sun starts to shine on this island of ours, the beer gardens are absolutely heaving and the days are lasting until 10 at night, it’s time to slip yourself into a pair of short pants.

Now knowing exactly what shoes to wear with your shorts, at home or abroad, can cause quite the headache for some gents. Am I looking barking? Is it too casual/smart? That’s where we’ll help you out lads – here are 4 styles that will give you the long and short of what shoes to wear with your shorts.

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Ever been caught out when trying to impress your fashion forward friends by mumbling out something that’s some sort of vague blur of Niiiyk and Nai-kee? You know exactly what brand we’re talking about – but have you been saying it right? We hit up Oxford Street and Covent Garden to see if the London crowd know their stuff when it comes to some of schuh’s most popular brands. So, if you think you know your aah-di-daas from your ah-deedas then you might want to check out our handy video on how to pronounce brand names before you embarrass yourself.

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It’s time to brighten things up a little! With summer just around the corner and an endless supply of colourful shoes on offer, it can hard to decide what’s best for you. Well, that’s where we come in handy, take our colourful personality quiz and find out what colour of shoe best matches you. Your shoe-drobe isn’t complete with out a pair of brightly coloured beauties, so lets get to business. Read more

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Ever noticed how some people just can’t be seen without matching brands on some form of their clothing. Of course we’re specifically talking about clothing to shoes here. Some people can be real touchy about this kind of thing, so we kindly put together some of the best matchy matchy looks for you to ogle over.

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St Patrick’s Day; also known as the one day of the year where you can drink a Guinness with breakfast in the name of patriotism. Yes, somehow somewhere along the line, a humble religious celebration of the Patron Saint of Ireland turned into a giant excuse for a piss up no matter where you came from. While openly exploiting all Irish stereotypes, the world unites to embark upon the sacred St Paddy’s Day pub crawl and if you’re partaking this year, we have compiled a handy guide on how to keep your stylish kicks from getting just as wrecked as you most likely will.

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The adidas NMD is probably one of the most hyped shoes of the past year. Chances are you’ve patiently waited on launch days, mouse hovering over the ‘buy now button’ trying to bag yourself a pair of the constantly in demand kicks. So, you’ve got your hands on the coveted favourites – but what next? Somehow, the NMD often gets confined to the sportswear realm, leaving people who don’t live in Ivy Park leggings a little stumped about how to style the shoes they’ve just spent the last of their student loan on. Yes, the NMD has a distinctively sporty aesthetic that works well for active-wear clad weekend brunches, but it’s time to branch out. Now’s your chance to learn how to style the adidas NMD.  Read more

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