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Remember when fashion blogs and paper magazines had the answer to your style and trend questions before social media did? We miss that. We decided to feed our nostalgia and further dedicate ourselves to your closets by creating on the blog. It’s our two cents on all things shoes + styles as it relates to ARCH NYC. We give you an inside scoop on the details of our product and will be highlighting some other cool brands as well. It’s your answer to the “should I buy those?” question, just like the magazines. It’s our way of defining our position as a trusted style authority and letting you pick our fashion brain. Let us into your closet for 5 minutes every Monday, promise?


How to Make Your Shoes Last Longer

How to Make Your Shoes Last Longer

How to Make Your Shoes Last Longer

by Dairia Kymber Harvin


In celebration of Earth Day, we’re offering you a guide to care for your shoes, help protect the planet, and look (and feel) good while doing it. The best way to adopt a sustainable fashion mindset is to buy less, shop for quality over quantity, and protect your purchases so you don’t need to replace them as often. “As the fashion industry, and industries worldwide, move towards being more sustainable, we at ARCH are focused on not adding to the fast fashion cycle” ARCH founder Jazmin explains. “This is why we offer curated capsules of footwear in efforts to keep our waste and materials limited.” Keep reading to learn how to preserve your footwear. 

  • Buy quality shoes. 
  • It goes without saying that a well-made shoe will last longer than poorly made ones. If you’re an ARCH shopper (or thinking of becoming one), you can trust that you’re making quality purchases. From memory foam soles to satin finishes, our styles are made to last. 

  • Use ARCH duster bags. 
  • The way you store your shoes has the biggest impact on how long they last. Every ARCH purchase comes with a duster bag and shoebox.  “We really want our consumers to repurpose our packaging,” Jazmin tells us. “We’ve invested in durable, quality, and luxe suede duster bags and shoeboxes for additional usage outside of storing your shoes.” 

  • Protect your soles.
  • Especially for high-quality shoes, sole protectors are worth getting. Apply them to the bottom of your shoes to keep them fresh and protect them from damage. They also keep your visits to the cobbler down. 

  • Rotate your shoes. 
  • We know they’re your favorite, but try not to wear them every day. Shoes need time to breathe and maintain their shape. Don’t age out your shoes—slip on a different pair. 

    We hope these tips help you to shop smarter and make mindful shoe decisions. How are you celebrating Earth Day? Sound off in the comments on our Instagram!

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