Protect Your Pumps1:18 PM
If your anything like me or the entire FIT population then you love looking your best and lets face it those ballerina flats are not the shoes that get you in that "i feel good" mood. I used to HATE shoes, and when I say HATE I mean I only owned one pair, two if i was lucky. Then one day changed it all, my boyfriend bought me a pair of Sam Edelman Lorrisa black suede pumps, and after that I couldn't buy enough. As much as I loved these shoes I never wore them, there sole's were adorable having the iconic Sam Edelman signature, I just didn't want to scuff the bottoms ( I know I sound crazy but with shoes that nice you just want to preserve their beauty).
After hours of research and coming to many dead ends for the solution I finally was recommended to a company called Protect Your Pumps. Protect Your Pumps sells a special adhesive to place on the bottom of your shoes so come time to wear them, they keep their brand new look. I bought a set last spring for my Edelmans and I am so glad I did.
The rectangle adhesives came in this adorable logoed pouch with a cute instruction card, which was so much more than I expected for the $10 protectors. Now I had some worries ordering them, due to my HUGE (size 10) feet but the rectangles were big enough for me to cut them out and stick them on the soles.
I wore my shoes once since then, not because I didn't trust the adhesives, but because I couldn't find a more appropriate time to wear these spiked lovelies until one of my co worker's wedding. The wedding was lovely, the weather was shitty and it was an outdoor wedding which meant my shoes not only had to walk on wood floors, but concrete, asphalt, carpet, wet grass, and mud. Without Protect Your Pumps my $200 pair of shoes didn't stand a chance.
Well recently I pulled off the adhesive to see the condition (also to write this review) and I was ecstatic to see that none of that mud made it past the protector, in fact they look as good as new! Now my Steve Maddens on the other hand that I did not protect with the adhesives, are looking old after one wear. They too were worn to a wedding, yet this one was indoors and really only touched wood floors ( imagine what the Edelmans would have looked like if they weren't protected?!).
Protect Your Pumps did as the name says, I couldn't be more happier with the product. If I had not of removed the adhesive they would have lasted up to 6-10 wears. This product doesn't only work on Sam Edelman shoes , but so many other designer and non designer pumps, including a very special red sole shoe. Also i would like to add that the adhesive actually gave the bottoms of my shoes much more traction when I walked on the wet ground (wouldn't want to fall on my face at a wedding).
The product is priced at $10 for one set but $20 for 3 sets which is such a small price to protect your shoes. This product does not take away from your shoes only enhances them, there is no reason why we as women should spend money on gorgeous shoes only to have them look like crap after one wear.
On another note I have spoken to the owner/founder Kathryn Jackson of Protect Your Pumps, she was so kind to send me a 3 pack, especially since I just removed them from my Edelmans to send them pictures. In every review I have read about this product they all have pointed out the excellent customer service Protect Your Pumps has given in regards to Kathryn; its not often that you find a product you feel passionate about and find out that the brains behind it is one of the most genuine kind people I have ever met (New Yorkers are clearly cold), so thank you Kathryn.
BUT wait it gets better, i am really urging you guys to purchase these, it will change the way you take care of your shoes. I love this product so much that if you use the code "EDENR010" at check out you will receive 15% off your purchase. And lets not be selfish its the holidays, tis the season to buy gifts!