Pierced Ear Problems and Solutions

By , August 24, 2017 7:59 am

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The practice of ear piercing dates back to thousands of years ago. From jungle tribes to desert nomads to royalty, pierced ears were indicators of both beauty and social standing. Ear piercing is just as popular today, with both men and women having one or both earlobes pierced. Certain preventive and maintenance procedures need to be observed in order to avoid and treat pierced ear problems either on the lobe or on the cartilage.

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The practice of ear piercing dates back to thousands of years ago. From jungle tribes to desert nomads to royalty, pierced ears were indicators of both beauty and social standing. Ear piercing is just as popular today, with both men and women having one or both earlobes pierced. Certain preventive and maintenance procedures need to be observed in order to avoid and treat pierced ear problems either on the lobe or on the cartilage.

A sizable percentage of individuals experience minor problems in the period following piercing. You’ve heard the saying ‘cleanliness is next to godliness.?Here, it is suitable to say ‘cleanliness is key to avoiding pierced ear problems.?It’s important for the person performing the piercing to operate in clean surroundings, use sterile equipment and employ a sanitary piercing technique. Ideally, piercing should be done in a clinical setting, but many jewelry stores in malls offer the service and this is acceptable only if the conditions are sanitary and the staff knowledgeable so that the risk of pierced ear problems is minimized.

Another problem arising from ear piercing is an allergic reaction to the metal from which the earring is made, especially nickel. The studs to be used should be hypoallergenic and totally nickel-free; ideally, stainless, surgical steel or 14-karat gold should be used for first piercings. However, remember that even 14-karat gold can contain nickel and may cause irritation in some people. Using surgical steel is still the safest bet to avoid pierced ear problems of this type.

Redness and inflammation, two other common pierced ear problems, can be prevented or treated if proper hygiene is practiced. After the prescribed healing time, the earrings should be removed and the holes washed with soap and water daily. Additionally, the holes should be cleaned with rubbing alcohol, and an antibacterial ointment may also be applied to the holes before the earrings are reinserted in order to prevent infection. If infection does occur, a physician may prescribe antibiotics to treat the problem.

Pierced ears are always fashionable, and the process is almost always safe, quick and convenient. It isn’t at all difficult to care for newly pierced ears. However, it never hurts to be extra cautious and err on the side of caution rather than experience painful and inconvenient pierced ear problems.

What Can a Pair of Sexy Shoes do for You?

By , August 21, 2017 12:44 pm

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Can a pair of shoes make a difference in how you live your life? Find out now.

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Shoes are an every day part of life for most of us. We wear shoes to protect our feet from the harsh elements that they encounter on a regular basis. But the kind of shoes we choose is a matter of our own personal preferences and tastes.

When it comes to shoes, there are so many choices today that it almost boggles the mind. The activity that we are participating in or what we are trying to accomplish will have a direct impact on the type of shoes we choose to put on.

When it comes time to looking and feeling good about yourself, there is no substitution for a stylish pair of sexy shoes.

Sexy shoes can help you to gain a level of self confidence that might otherwise be unachievable.

Put on a pair of sexy high heels and they will boost you up to a new height that you might not be accustomed to. This will draw more attention to you thus increasing your confidence.

Additionally, wearing a pair of sexy high heel shoes will alter your stance having the effect of pushing your breasts up and forcing your buttocks outward. Both of these traits are highly appealing to the visually oriented male.

Many people feel that wearing sexy shoes even makes their feet appear smaller than they actually are.

Another wonderful benefit of dawning a pair of sexy heels is that they elongate the lines of the legs. This makes the legs look thinner and much more elegant to the onlooker.

So there you have it. Add up all of these benefits, take a look in the mirror and then ask yourself this question. What can a pair of sexy shoes do for me?

The WHY and The HOW

By , August 18, 2017 5:51 pm

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Worldwide, 11 billion pairs of shoes are produced each year. So, in terms of quantity, Vein is not a big player.

And that’s a fact we’re proud of. You see, we make shoes for exceptional individuals, like you.

Men who value superior footwear.

Men who understand that WHY a shoe was made is just as important as how it was made.

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Worldwide, 11 billion pairs of shoes are produced each year. So, in terms of quantity, Vein is not a big player.

And that’s a fact we’re proud of.

You see, we make shoes for exceptional individuals, like you. Men who value superior footwear.

Men who understand that WHY a shoe was made is just as important as how it was made.

At Vein, the WHY is very simple and clear ?we handcraft shoes that say everything you want to, without saying a word. The answer to “how?we do it is equally simple and clear ?it comes from over 25 years hand crafting the finest shoes for men.

For example, to create sleek lines and slim profile, 600 pounds of pressure must be applied to the leather in 2 dimensions. Yet to create the tightest curves and beautiful lines that are the signature of a Vein shoe, our craftspeople have learned how to apply 800 pounds of pressure ?on 3 dimensions. Only elite cobblers will take the extra time to do it, and invest in the specialised tools. We do it because it is what you’d expect from Australia’s premier footwear designer.

You want shoes that really stand out. Yes, our new designs are eye-catching from any distance. But it’s up close where the intricate detailing comes into its own. Exceptional detailing and a technically demanding pattern require skilful and fastidious cobbling.

Each new design requires new skills, techniques and knowledge. From start to finish, we practise cutting, lining, bonding, stitching and baking. The end result is higher qualified cobblers and of course, the amazing Vein shoes.

At the core of Vein’s design-leading body, is the passion of a quality perfectionist. At least four full time “quality controllers?or “mentors?oversee the all the major stages (initial training on each style, cutting, sewing, bonding and shaping).

If any imperfections are found at any stage of the process, they’re empowered to immediately stop the production to fix the problem. Other factories will continue in the face of faults and pick out rejects at the end. At Vein we simply do not make rejects.

Also rigorously tested is the leather for colour, strength and consistencies. Each pair of shoes is made from the same piece of leather so that they match perfectly. Vein’s founder personally hand picks the highest grade leathers directly from international tanneries.

The leather bonding is tested in both hot and cold environments to ensure the shoes endure both summer and winter extremes. In contrast, mass production shoes are just that, produced in mass.

The end result of all the extra care and effort we take at Vein is a flawless shoe and the accompanying satisfaction and pride.

Is it expensive to do? Absolutely! But we do it because we want you to get what you pay for, and more.

Silk Neck ties

By , August 15, 2017 11:01 pm

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Silk ties have always been in fashion through years right from the time when use of neck tie began and still today it is the most favorite among all other ties.

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Men’s neck ties have always been around for centuries in various forms. Today’s neck tie started out with the Chinese warriors and Roman soldiers through the past history. Cravats were used to be worn by European gentlemen in the 1700’s and these were closely linked to today’s ties.

Modern neck ties are attributed to Jesse Langsdorf who patented all weather wrinkle free tie in the 1920’s. After the World War II, men started taking interest in their fashion and as such ties were introduced in bold geometric designs mostly in silk and rayon fabrics. Ties of this time were being worn at up to a five inch width. In the 50’s ties started getting thin down and were called as Slim-Jim ties and some of these were no more as bootlaces. In the 60’s again ties became wider and sometimes it was seen in the width of 5 or 6 inches and in psychedelic designs.

In the present times, a man has a large variety of ties to choose from beginning from novelty ties to custom silk ties. Anything could go as far as novelty neck ties from a hula dancer, to a picture of your pet from your favorite sports team logo to a Christmas tree. Most of these designs of ties are priced between $20 and $30.

Among these custom silk neck ties are much popular and there are numerous companies in the U.S. and the Europe that specialize in custom made silk ties. These tie manufacturers use finest pure silk fabrics and linings and also each and every tie is handmade. Do you know that the lining of a tie could also affect its weight and the size knot it will make?

Today there are many designer ties to choose from in a department and men’s clothing store. Many of the top fashion designers include silk neck ties in their collections and these can range anywhere from $75 to $150 and you can also get some good deal on these types of ties while doing an online search.

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What Super Power Would be Best to Cheat in a Casino

By , August 13, 2017 3:33 am

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If you had a super power it would be easy to rob a bank to get rich quick but if you decided to do it by cheating in a casino what powers would you want. Here is a list of some of the more popular super powers and what games they would be best to help you win tons of cash in a casino.

X Ray Vision:
The ability to see thru other objects would be a great help in casino games such as poker, blackjack, and baccarat. You would be able to know what every other player had in their hands and what the next cards to be dealt were. So you could know when you should fold and when you should raise the bet in poker. You would know when to bet on the house and when to bet on the player in baccarat and when to hit when playing Blackjack. This ability would not really help much for roulette or craps.

Invisibility:
This super power may be good as a teenager to sneak into the locker room of the opposite sex, but it definitely is not the best for gambling in a casino unless you are working with a partner. With a partner you could find out what the other players have in their hands for poker, and in Roulette the invisible one could stop the ball on a certain number or could move your bets to the winning number as soon as the ball stops on its own.

Rubber Dude:
The power to stretch and bend could be really cool and it can be helpful in a casino, but you have to be careful. If you are going to move your bet on after the dice has been rolled in craps you have to be careful there are 4 people that work at a craps table watching you, but it can be done.

The Thing:
The things super power was that he was made of stone and had almost unlimited strength. This would be good if he wanted to become a professional wrestler or an UFC fighter. He would be undefeatable. How to you punch something made of stone. What submission hold works on rocks, but how strong you are is no advantage to cheating in a casino.

Manipulate Fire:
This would not be a good power for casino gambling. There is lots of wood in a casino and a small fire could quickly become a big hotel fire trapping and killing thousands.

Speaking to Animals:
This would be really cool if you were trapped in the woods or if you fell off a boat or from an airplane, but unless you are playing poker and there is an aquarium or some caged animal behind the other players I really do not see the advantage.

Kinesis:
If I could pick any power at all I would want to be able to move small and large objects with my mind. This would allow me to cheat at craps and roulette by manipulating the outcome of the game without anyone seeing.

Telepathy:
This super power would fall right under X Ray Vision because you would know what everyone had in their hands, but you could never know what was the next card in the shoe like you would if you could see thru things. So this would be helpful but not the best one to have.

Super Hearing:
The only way I can think of to make money with super hearing in a casino would be blackmail. I am sure people talk about things they should not discuss in public in a casino thinking they are safe with all the noise of the casino.

The Flash:
If had the ability to move faster then the eye could see, you could have a big advantage in a casino. You could change your bets or change the cards in your hand without anyone being able to see you

Mind Control:
This would be one of the best of them all even better then X Ray Vision. It would not matter what you had in your hand you could make everyone think you won. This is the only super power that would work in an online casino, and that is assuming that you can control the minds of people who may be across the world.

If you should ever gain a super power you should know nothing says you have to use it for good.

X Ray Vision:
The ability to see thru other objects would be a great help in casino games such as poker, blackjack, and baccarat. You would be able to know what every other player had in their hands and what the next cards to be dealt were. So you could know when you should fold and when you should raise the bet in poker. You would know when to bet on the house and when to bet on the player in baccarat and when to hit when playing Blackjack. This ability would not really help much for roulette or craps.

Invisibility:
This super power may be good as a teenager to sneak into the locker room of the opposite sex, but it definitely is not the best for gambling in a casino unless you are working with a partner. With a partner you could find out what the other players have in their hands for poker, and in Roulette the invisible one could stop the ball on a certain number or could move your bets to the winning number as soon as the ball stops on its own.

Rubber Dude:
The power to stretch and bend could be really cool and it can be helpful in a casino, but you have to be careful. If you are going to move your bet on after the dice has been rolled in craps you have to be careful there are 4 people that work at a craps table watching you, but it can be done.

The Thing:
The things super power was that he was made of stone and had almost unlimited strength. This would be good if he wanted to become a professional wrestler or an UFC fighter. He would be undefeatable. How to you punch something made of stone. What submission hold works on rocks, but how strong you are is no advantage to cheating in a casino.

Manipulate Fire:
This would not be a good power for casino gambling. There is lots of wood in a casino and a small fire could quickly become a big hotel fire trapping and killing thousands.

Speaking to Animals:
This would be really cool if you were trapped in the woods or if you fell off a boat or from an airplane, but unless you are playing poker and there is an aquarium or some caged animal behind the other players I really do not see the advantage.

Kinesis:
If I could pick any power at all I would want to be able to move small and large objects with my mind. This would allow me to cheat at craps and roulette by manipulating the outcome of the game without anyone seeing.

Telepathy:
This super power would fall right under X Ray Vision because you would know what everyone had in their hands, but you could never know what was the next card in the shoe like you would if you could see thru things. So this would be helpful but not the best one to have.

Super Hearing:
The only way I can think of to make money with super hearing in a casino would be blackmail. I am sure people talk about things they should not discuss in public in a casino thinking they are safe with all the noise of the casino.

The Flash:
If had the ability to move faster then the eye could see, you could have a big advantage in a casino. You could change your bets or change the cards in your hand without anyone being able to see you

Mind Control:
This would be one of the best of them all even better then X Ray Vision. It would not matter what you had in your hand you could make everyone think you won. This is the only super power that would work in an online casino, and that is assuming that you can control the minds of people who may be across the world.

If you should ever gain a super power you should know nothing says you have to use it for good.

Platinum – The best choice for engagement and wedding rings

By , August 10, 2017 8:44 am

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Platinum is totally unreactive. Platinum jewekry contains no nickel. 90% of women have a nickel allergy and react to gold jewelry. Platinum engagement rings and wedding bands will never cause any rash or other allergic reaction.

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Anyone would think from the current fashion craze for platinum that this was a recently discovered metal. In fact, this is far from the truth. The Spaniards discovered Platinum in 1590, but disdained it because it looked like silver, rather than the yellow metal that they treasured. What the Spanish explorers failed to appreciate was that platinum is 34 times rarer than gold. Platinum only comes from meteorites. That’s one reason for its scarcity.

Platinum is increasingly used in jewelry because it is more ductile than gold. It can be drawn into fine wire, enabling the craftsman to create more intricate designs than is possible with gold. The silvery color of platinum also sets off diamonds more attractively than gold.

Platinum is totally unreactive chemically, so it can never react with oxygen or hydrogen sulfide and tarnish. It will always stay shiny.

If you have an allergy to certain jewelry, consider switching to platinum, as if. Platinum jewelery contains no nickel, the metal that is mixed with gold that causes an allergic reaction. Being totally unreactive, platinum can never cause a rash or other allergic reaction. Platinum is used to make pacemakers because it is so well tolerated by the body.

Platinum has a multitude of far more important uses than jewelery. It is a catalyst. This means that platinum allows other chemicals, like gases, to react easily on its surface without affecting the platinum itself in any way. The platinum is not affected by the reaction at all. It is still there after the reaction to carry on working. Very useful.

The most well known example of platinum use in this way is in automobile exhaust catalysts. It is also used in making nitric oxide, which is essential to making nitric acid, one of the essential chemicals that our modern chemical industry depends on for making everything from drugs to explosives.

Replica Watches Perfect Clone

By , August 7, 2017 1:20 pm

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Everyone wants to have a luxury watch, and the truth is that replica watches are just as great as the real ones! Replica Watches are an identical copy of the original watch.

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The only difference is the price – which is much lower. A real Rolex watch can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars, but you can get a similar replica watches for just a few hundred dollars. This allows everyone to look and feel classy, and keep their money without spending ridiculous amounts of money for real watches when their replica watches costs so much lower. Replica Watches are very attractive these days, with higher quality and even better similarity to the real ones – replica watches are a great choice for everyone!

Shoes: Bargainvaluedeals

By , August 4, 2017 7:01 pm

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Shoes are the part of your personality that matters more then you think. If your dress is like a book to your personality, then Ill say shoes are the title of yourself

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Shoes are the part of your personality that matters more then you think. If your dress is like a book to your personality, then Ill say shoes are the title of yourself. If you are wearing a fabulous designers dress along with matching jewelry and wearing a charming make-up including most suited hairstyle, but there is a still a possibility you may not look like a bombshell.

You might be thinking what got wrong? Yes, of course the shoes what else? If your shoes don’t match the mood of your dress, then there is no way that you can create an overall stunning look. On the other hand if you are wearing a good suit (not your one of your best collection), but wearing a nice matching shoe you can give a very elegant look. Shoes are necessary for giving a final touch to a suit. Shoe choice also reflects your sense of style. There are so many shoes styles that now it has become hard to like just one when you go for shoes shopping. At least when I go for buying a shoe, I always end-up buying at least 2-3 pair of shoes.

Besides styles there are lot kinds of footwear available in the market that even make it tougher for you to buying only one pair. On every different event or activity you can wear shoes according to your need. Most commonly used shoes are casual shoes then you have athletic shoes, running, walking, wrestling, sexy, dance, and wedding, bridal, dress, designer, neutralizer, branded, men, women and kids shoes to match with your occasions. You can get a huge variety of shoes in all three main categories as men, women and kids. For any celebration you can get footwear according to the atmosphere of event for women, men and children. There are open shoes, full, boots, sandals, fancy, canvas, and casual for all. Now it also depends on your choice, sometimes you can get a beautiful fancy sandal that may not be comfortable as well, normally high heel pretty gorgeous shoes are not very comfortable but they are worth wearing. And as you know everything has its price. Some people like fancy shoes only and others may only go for casual regardless of any event.

Casual shoes are best and most comfortable to your feet. Doesn’t matter what kind of foot pain you could be suffering from -corns, flat feet, fallen arches, once you find the right pair of casual shoes; you’re not going to want to ever leave home without them. Now you can find versatility in casual shoes and you can wear it with anything. Well you know what? I know what you are thinking doesn’t matter how comfortable any casual shoe is you’ll certainly go for a designers footwear when going for a party, well I am just telling you, that you can find a large variety in casual shoes, the choice of wearing them will always be yours. Doesn’t matter what shoe you go for but still there are few consideration you should look for.

A proper fit shoes should be the only choice if the shoes fits you properly only then you can see further features in it otherwise don’t buy that shoe doesn’t matter how much you long to do that? When you wear a shoe in a shop, try it and walk in the shop to confirm the right size. Too narrow or too big shoes can only cause pain and discomfort for your foot. The next thing you’ll be considering is your life style, Are you a working lady always on the go or a domestic woman? What sort of activities you perform everyday? As if you are a working woman don’t think of high heel, get nice, elegant comfortable formal wear for you, and also try to go for common colors that can go for a lot of dresses like black, brown or gray. And on the other hand if you remain home and take care of your family then you need casual wear and you can also go for fancy when you go out partying once in a while.

The climate of your dwelling area is extremely important for buying shoes. If you live in a colder region then despite of any kind and style try to buy close warm shoes that you can wear most of the times. And on a warm climate enjoy sandals and open pretty shoes wear. Besides these basic questions there can other needs too that call for other things to look for while purchasing shoes like if you need added support for that you can choose high – topped leather or canvas upper shoe. I’ll say prefer to avoid buying cheap shoes from sales or stall, as neither do they last long nor provide comfort. Try to wear a proper thick sock when you intend to particularly buy a new shoe. These are the tips you can use in buying men and kids shoes too. Regardless of all these tips I am sure you can judge by just merely looking at a shoe whether its worth buying or not. And I am sure this verdict is seldom wrong. Maybe you’ll be thinking why to fuss so much for buying a plain piece of shoes, well Ill say these little minute details add in your personality. And I am sure you’ll not compromise on your personality.

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What Style of Shoes is Business Casual?

By , August 1, 2017 11:19 pm

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Fridays at the office are considered business casual day. What does that exactly mean? Business is business and casual is casual so how do you combined the two styles? Friday is a dress down day so you know that business casual does not mean a suit but it does mean that you have look nice and neat but can be a little bit casual at the same time.

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Fridays at the office are considered business casual day. What does that exactly mean? Business is business and casual is casual so how do you combined the two styles? Friday is a dress down day so you know that business casual does not mean a suit but it does mean that you have look nice and neat but can be a little bit casual at the same time.

Let’s examine what Business Casual isn’t. Save the following items for your weekend or at-home wardrobe: zip-front hooded sweatshirts, team jackets, jean jackets, T-shirts with slogans, midriff-baring tops, tank tops, well-worn jeans, spandex pants, stirrup pants, overalls, biking shorts, sweat pants, mini skirts, see-through tops, halter tops, flip-flops, sneakers and sandals. Never forget that the first word in business casual is “business” and casual does not mean a day at the beach.

Business casual must always include high-quality pieces, hose or socks, appropriate underwear, footwear in good repair, coordinated accessories, clean, styled hair and makeup for women. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the type of footwear is considered business casual to finish off your outfit.

Slingbacks, women’s shoes with a cutout heel and a strap spanning the back of the ankle, defy simple categorization as they once did. Years ago, slingbacks were appropriate only during the summer months, and they were considered a casual shoe. Certainly, no self-respecting woman south of the Mason-Dixon Line would be caught dead in a slingback before Memorial Day or after Labor Day. Now, with a growing selection of women’s slingbacks, you can find a pair for every season and every occasion-from stay-at-home clothes to wedding attire. What determines the slingback’s suitability is the design of the shoe, the material, the embellishments, and whether it contributes to the overall desired look with the outfit?

You need to look at the entire spectrum of occasions, and offer suggestions for pairing slingbacks with outfits for each occasion. If you feel the shoes complement your outfit and you feel comfortable wearing them, let your personal sense of style guide you. People judge others by first impressions, and watches, handbags and shoes play an important role in first impressions. Cut corners elsewhere, but never with your shoes. Regardless of the style you wear, ensure that your shoe are in A-1 condition, with perfect sol. Casual shoes should be kept in the same tip-top, shined-up and scuff-free shape as their dressier counterparts. Do not wear 4 inch heels with a pair of dress pants and sweater. Those types of shoes look better with a dress suit or pant suit.

For men business casual shoes should definitely not include tennis shoes. There is nothing tackier than a man in dress pants with a pair of tennis shoes on. Styles range from penny loafers to lace-ups, leaving lots for comfort and budget preferences. Make sure that the heels and the fabric is clean, the leather polished, or the suede brushed. Wearing these types of shoes to finish off your business casual look will make you GQ all the way.

The old saying, “People take on the character of the costume,” isn’t a myth. It’s because of this truth there should be more business than casual in a company’s “business casual.” If the male and female definitions seem too rigid, then complain to the person where the buck stops. Company owners tend to complain about the business casual attitudes that accompany casual day because they’ve watched them evolve over time. That is why it’s important to sustain the level of business consciousness dictated by the respective company.

On the other hand, companies that demand a high stress, quick-paced level of productivity from their staff regularly may find benefits of invoking a more casual attitude once a week. Perhaps in such a case, it would allow employees to begin their weekend feeling more relaxed and come back on Monday feeling more mentally prepared for the new work week.

Whether you are in business causal or not you need to always remember that you are still doing business no matter what kind of clothes you have on. You need not be ashamed if you run into your CEO or a client visiting the office. Be comfortable but keep in the back of your mind you are still at work. Your business casual shoes can be loafers or tie up shoes, heels or flats as long as they are clean and look nice and neat. Be comfortable yet still professional. That is business casual.

What You Should Know About Canvas Shoes

By , July 30, 2017 4:11 am

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Canvas is a coarse cloth material made of hemp that is used in a number of things including sails, tents, boards (used for painting on, i.e. painting canvasses) and shoes. The canvas shoe is a very basic form of casual shoe or sneaker. It is constructed very simply with a canvas upper and a rubber sole. Canvas shoes can be purchased in high top or low top and are available in almost any color you could ask for. Some canvas shoes, especially those made for children, have cute designs on them as well. On the other hand canvas shoes do not have much shock absorption, cushioning or support and therefore are not suitable for any type of “pounding the pavement?sort of activities. If you run, do aerobics, play tennis or any other sports then go in for an honest to goodness pair of sneakers and leave the canvas shoes for the beach or backyard. Canvas shoes are fun, casual, and versatile and are also not that pricey. You can buy a decent pair of them for anywhere from twenty to thirty dollars (and sometimes less).

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Canvas is a coarse cloth material made of hemp that is used in a number of things including sails, tents, boards (used for painting on, i.e. painting canvasses) and shoes. The canvas shoe is a very basic form of casual shoe or sneaker. It is constructed very simply with a canvas upper and a rubber sole. Canvas shoes can be purchased in high top or low top and are available in almost any color you could ask for. Some canvas shoes, especially those made for children, have cute designs on them as well. On the other hand canvas shoes do not have much shock absorption, cushioning or support and therefore are not suitable for any type of “pounding the pavement?sort of activities. If you run, do aerobics, play tennis or any other sports then go in for an honest to goodness pair of sneakers and leave the canvas shoes for the beach or backyard. Canvas shoes are fun, casual, and versatile and are also not that pricey. You can buy a decent pair of them for anywhere from twenty to thirty dollars (and sometimes less).

A big advantage of canvas shoes is that they are a “low maintenance?and “no fuss?kind of shoe. In other words taking care of them is a snap. First of all it is a good idea to protect your canvas shoes before wearing them (or even better, upon first purchasing them) by applying a cloth care spray or starch to them. If you have sensitive skin it is wise to wear vinyl or rubber gloves when you spray your shoes and then give your hands a good washing afterwards. If you have asthma or any other respiratory problem always wear a mask and if the spray gets into your eyes or causes your skin any irritation then rinse immediately with lots of water.

Canvas shoes can easily be thrown in the washing machine when they are dirty. Before you do so always remove any surface dirt from the sole or sides of the shoe with a slightly damp cloth. If the shoes are caked in mud then gently scrub them with a soft brush and water first. Any commercial detergent (such as Tide, Ivory Snow, Sunlight or Gain) should get them nice and clean. It is advisable to remove the laces and either wash them with the canvas shoes, hand wash them or wash them the next time you do a load of laundry. Canvas shoes can easily be hung up on a line to air dry. They generally should be ready to wear in a relatively short period of time.

If you wear a pair of canvas shoes in the wintertime (although this is not recommended- too cold!) and end up with thin white wavy lines on the upper of the sole, with a concentration of them around the sole of the shoe then these are salt stains from the road and must be removed as soon as possible. If left in place, salt stains will cause the canvas to go hard and then crack and the stitching is likely to unfortunately, rot away. Avoid this by washing your canvas shoes with a ‘suede and fabric?shampoo and then set them somewhere to air dry. Never allow canvas shoes to dry by placing them near a radiator, fireplace or any other form of direct heat as the intensity of the heat is likely to destroy the material of the shoe.

Canvas shoes don’t always retain their natural shape and sometimes it is because of the way we wear them such as how we walk in them. Some people put more weight on one side of their shoe than the other and this could potentially serve to wear down the sole or heel of a shoe and cause the upper to be stretched unnecessarily. To remedy this problem, use shoetrees (which can be purchased at most department and fine shoe stores) or pack the toes of your shoes with newspaper (or regular paper) to help them retain their original shape. And keep in mind that shoelaces need to be replaced once in awhile. Always tie up your laces and don’t buy ones that are either too long (dangerous and sloppy looking, not to mention they get dirty so easily) or too short (they will draw the shoe together unnaturally to compensate for their lack of length).

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