Here are a few basic Zevallos tips we had to share
A Few Good Tips!!
Zevallos thigh high boots team well with skinny leg jeans paired on to fitting tops for that classy look. Our Thigh high boots tend to make a statement in their own right, so they are best paired with simple, but classy looks. Dresses are fair game, too, but they should also fall at least an inch or two above the boot.
Our leather thigh-high boots are super sexy. If you want to avoid any chafing or irritation, toss on a pair of high socks, thigh highs, or hosiery to protect your legs. You can also try applying shimmer lotion or another rich moisture cream to your upper legs. Don't forget to add arch support and ball of foot cushions as necessary.
If they are strap shoes that would look silly with a band-aid, rub some vaseline on the area of your foot that's rubbing against the shoe. This will help to prevent blisters.
Back-laced or front-laced boots can be widened or narrowed by adjusting the laces. This is a great style for a wide calf leg that needs a boot to be pulled in around a narrow ankle. Our thigh-high boots fit calves up to 15 inches and thighs measuring up to 23 inches Anything outside of that needs to be custom. Our Marylin, Tiffany, Selena boots fit a thigh 20-25 inches. A variety of styles in sizes up to 15.
Take the width into consideration if you plan to wear your boots with jeans or leggings because you will need more room for the best fit.
Investing in nice shoes also means taking care of them since out of everything we own, shoes get beat up the most and when you're spending that much money on shoes, you want to make sure that they last!
**Always add rubber soles and heel caps, We also recommend moleskin is not actually animal hide (fortunately) but soft cotton flannel with adhesive backing. Sold in sheets and available in most drug stores .you can cut and customize the shape of moleskin to cover any trouble spots you have on your feet. It molds to the shape of your feet better than a bandage, and unlike a bandage, it won’t hang off your Achilles after half a day of walking.
Caring for your feet
DRY CRACKED FEET
If your heels are very dry and cracked, see a podiatrist or dermatologist for a prescription treatment. If they’re not that bad, there are plenty of moisturizing products from which to choose.
Bath and bodywork lemon body cream Ultra Moisturizing formula
Kerasal foot cream
Flexitol heel balm
Ingrown toenails occur when the edges or corners of the nail grow into the skin next to the nail. The big toe is most likely to get an ingrown toenail. For the most part, they can be treated at home.
**Anytime an ingrown toenail has developed into an infection (drainage, a fever, lighter skin surrounded by red skin, or worsening pain and swelling), see a doctor.
Soaking your feet in warm water to soften the nail. Then cut the part of the nail that is pressing against the skin. Trim gently, not aggressively, or you may hurt yourself. Once that part of the nail is removed, apply an over-the-counter topical antibiotic. If there is an infection, it may respond to the topical treatment. Wear open-toed sandals or roomy shoes to reduce pressure on the toe.
Or you can try
Soak the toe in the water for 10 minutes to soften the folds of skin around the affected nail.
Then, using a cotton wool bud, push the skin fold over the ingrown nail down and away from the nail. Do this starting at the root of the nail and move the cotton wool bud towards the end of the nail.
Repeat each day for a few weeks, allowing the nail to grow.
As the end of the nail grows forward, push a tiny piece of cotton wool or dental floss under it to help the nail grow over the skin and not grow into it. Change the cotton wool or dental floss each time you soak your foot.
Do not cut the nail but allow it to grow forward until it is clear of the end of the toe. Then cut it straight across and not rounded off at the end
Do not treat an ingrown toenail at home if you have diabetes. Diabetes can impair your circulation, interfering with your body’s natural ability to heal and fight infection. If you have diabetes and an ingrown toenail, see your doctor or foot-care specialist immediately.
Spider veins on the feet and ankles?
Spider veins are most common in the legs and thighs but can develop in the feet, ankles too. Spider veins are the most common in women after their childbearing years.
Wear compression stockings. The Cleveland Clinic says the easiest form of treatment to get rid of spider veins on your feet and ankles are compression stockings. ( you can wear them to bed.)
Elevate your legs. When you are sitting or relaxing, elevate your feet above your heart level. This will cause your heart to pump faster and increase the circulation in your spider veins.
Avoid standing for prolonged periods of time. Try to stand as little as possible.
Massage feet with lotion. Rubbing your legs with a lotion that contains St. John's wort oil or massage oil will relax your legs, which will help improve your circulation.
Let's walk the walk!
The correct way to walk in heels involves keeping your head and spine straight as if you’re being pulled up by a string. As you walk, use your hips to shift and lift your legs to the center with each step you take. Your paces should look more like a light bounce than like you’re saving yourself from a fall.
Take small, slow steps, making sure not to bend your knees any more than you normally would. You'll notice that high heels tend to shorten your stride a bit. The taller the heel, the shorter the stride ends up being. Don't try to fight this by taking bigger steps—stick with small, dainty steps which will make your walk look more natural and help you to feel more comfortable.
The aim is to walk as normally as possible in your high heels. When walking in flats, you don't walk on the balls of your feet or put your whole foot down at once, do you? So don't do either of these things in heels. Put your heel on the ground first, followed smoothly by your toes. Then, once your weight is on the balls of your feet, shift your weight forward as if you're walking on your tip toes, and push forward for the next step.
Walking well in heels is very dependent on maintaining good posture. If you're slouching and shuffling as you walk, it kind of defeats the purpose of wearing high heels in the first place—the aim is to look comfortable and confident! To get the perfect posture:
- Imagine there is a piece of invisible string holding your head upright—your head should be in line with your spine and your chin should be parallel to the floor. Avoid looking down when walking in high heels!
- Put your shoulders back and down and keep your arms relaxed at your sides. Swing your arms slightly as you walk for balance.
- Keep your abdominal muscles engaged, sucking your belly button towards your spine. This will help you stand up straighter while also making you look thinner.
- Bend your knees slightly, they should never be locked when walking in heels. Keep your legs close together as you walk and point your toes directly ahead.
- Wear your heels for a day around the house before you wear them out. This will not only allow you to get used to wearing them, but it will also create scuffs on the bottom so that they're less slippery.
- Not only do you need to learn how to walk in heels, but you should also be aware of how to stand in heels. It may sound simple, but many women just don't know what to do with their feet when posing for pictures or standing around chatting at an event. This is where having comfortable shoes becomes very important, as you don't want to spend your evening shifting uncomfortably from foot to foot.
- To stand correctly in heels, stand with the heel of one foot touching the middle of the other foot, while cocked at an angle from it.
- Put your weight on the toe of the foot in back, and as soon as that foot gets tired, switch feet so that your weight is on the other foot.
We specialize in repair and care of all shoes sold here at Zevallos. Let us repair your shoes.
Replace heel tips before they wear down to the shoe to prevent expensive or irreparable damage.Protector sole also recommended.
If your suede shoe gets wet, simply blot it dry with a clean towel of similar color. Any bright or deep-colored suede item could transfer its color to other items.
Rotate your shoes
Pumps, stilettos, wedges and platform heels are still very much in style and seem to be here to stay. Alternating shoe types and heel heights throughout the week is recommended. At the end of the day, women can massage their feet gently by rolling over a frozen water bottle for 15 minutes. Pads applied to the inside of heels can provide extra cushion and support. Try not to wear the same shoes two days in a row. The foot perspiration from the previous day needs to dry out.
Let's think storage
Keep your Leathers and suede away from direct sunlight. Sunlight makes the leather brittle and fades away the color of your boots. Always close the door of your storage place to prevent sunlight and dust from coming in.
Outfit your shoes with shoe trees to help protect the shape. Cedar shoe trees, in addition to shaping your shoe, absorb moisture that will weaken and damage the shoe. Boot Sharpers are also helpful for preventing boots from cracks and creases — they even feature a hook for hanging your boots on a closet rod!