Tips for Looking After Your Block Heels

Block heels are the best shoes for ladies who seek comfort, style, and elevation. No other heeled shoe can provide the weight distribution and stability that this style option can, so it’s understandable why you love wearing them constantly. Whether you’re presiding over a critical board meeting, attending a formal function, or hanging out with the girls for brunch, your favourite versatile block heels will keep you company.

But because you like to wear them everywhere, you start to notice some scuffs and dirt, which, when allowed to fester, can destroy your beloved shoes. Before something irreversible happens to your block heels, it’s time to start looking after them. It would have been ideal if you had already used protection upon purchasing your block heels, but better late than never.

With the help of our team from Vybe, we will provide you with valuable tips to keep your shoes as new as the day you got them. After years of giving ladies excellent Vybe block heels and witnessing them go through the frustration of replacing their old ones, we’d like to ensure no one else goes through them again. If you’re ready, let’s start looking after your block heels!


1. Protect upon unboxing


As mentioned, protection for your shoes starts the moment you purchase them. With help from the water and stain protection spray from Vybe, strengthen your block heels against fluids and dirt. The spray adds a layer of invisible shield that prevents the elements from seeping through your shoes, giving you enough time to wipe them off. Keep your block heels protected by reapplying the spray weekly.


2. Clean them properly


Wearing your shoes exposes them to dirt and other elements, which can weaken and destroy their material if left for a long time. Keep your favourite block heels spick and span by wiping them every after use. A thorough wiping will ensure you get all the visible and invisible dirt. Try to reach all the corners and crevices of your block heels. Knock them together to let loose dirt fall, then use a damp cloth to wipe caked mud, if there’s any.


3. Dry completely


Because Vybe block heels are transeasonal, you can wear them all seasons. Winter can be harsh on your shoes because they get exposed to wet weather and surfaces. Moisture harms your block heels because it can cause fungal or bacterial build-up, even foul smell. As such, you must dry them thoroughly before storing them. When drying, do it naturally, away from direct heat sources like the sun or radiator heaters. Hasten the process with newspapers, which you can scrunch and place inside.


4. Allocate storage


As with everything else you love, you want to keep them safe and secure. The same applies to your block heels because leaving them lying around, exposed to floating dust, can ruin their material. Store your shoes in an allocated storage, such as a closet or rack. If you don’t have enough floor space, you can store your block heels in shoe bags and hang them behind the door.


5. Alternate the use


If humans need rest, so do shoes. While wearing your Vybe block heels can be addicting, like some security blanket, it’s best for them and your feet if you alternate the use with other shoe options. Use your Vybe flats or sneakers instead to give your body and shoes the rest they deserve. We know that block heels are comfortable and stable, but it’s also good for your feet to be flat on the ground, in their natural position.


6. Maintain proper hygiene


As mentioned, moisture can be your block heels’ worst enemy. The potential foul odour it causes can impact your self-esteem and confidence. As such, it’s necessary to keep them dry. But, if you can smell your block heels, here are a couple of household items that can address the issue.

Take some baking soda and sprinkle it inside the shoes to leave overnight. Like magic, the baking soda will absorb the smell and dirt of your block heels, ensuring you can wear them again the following day. Knock your shoes together so all the baking soda will fall off, then wipe the insides to remove the remaining ones.

But since only some people like baking soda directly inside their block heels, an alternative household item you can use is coffee packets. Make some using a string, cloth, and coffee, then leave them inside the shoes until you wear them the next time. Other ladies add a few drops of lavender essential oil to the packets before placing them inside. Not only will it absorb the foul smell, but it will also leave a pleasant scent behind.


7. Walk properly


Never stomp your feet while wearing your block heels; this is the fastest way to destroy them. The proper way to walk in them is to put one foot in front of the other in a heel-to-toe motion. Do it slowly and steadily, taking small strides while you do. And since we’re on the topic, the best way to walk in block heels confidently is via practice. Practice constantly, setting aside 30 minutes daily to wear and walk your block heels around the house—preferably on different surfaces. Increase the duration of practice until you develop muscle memory and start walking like a pro!


8. Check regularly


Check your Vybe block heels often, even when you don’t use them often. Constant wearing will expose your shoes to wear and tear and natural elements. Regularly checking your footwear will enable you to discover and repair damages before it’s too late.


Heed Our Block Heel Shoes Tips for Longevity!


We understand the need to care for your women's block heels. They make you feel and look good, so you want them around as long as possible. Follow our tips to ensure your shoes will stay in perfect condition. If they’ve reached irreparable status, you can always head to the nearest Vybe retailer or online store for a replacement!

You should be able to wear block heels all day without discomfort, whether running errands, going for a night out on the town, or going to the office. No matter the event, you will discover the ideal pair and styles to suit every occasion in our range collection. These shoes are perfect for all-day wear since the larger surface area of the heel provides increased stability and support, ensuring that you won't experience any pain or discomfort.