AP9 GalleriaUSA Provides Tips to Keep Shoes Shiny and New

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AP9 GalleriaUSA offers advice on keeping shoes wearable, bearable and looking like new.

The expression "Clothes don't make the man" probably makes sense to most of us, but what about his shoes? According to AP9 Galleria USA, a leading discount membership program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC, how a person maintains his or her shoes may go well beyond style and fashion.

AP9 Galleria USA members may access their benefits by logging on to DealPass.com, an online portal for Adaptive Marketing membership programs. There members can save on shoes and other fashionable accessories, apparel, personal care items, storage and so much more!

When it comes to maintaining shoes and footwear in general, here's a few things to consider: Did you know that, during a normal day, the feet produce a quarter of a cup of moisture? And they produce twice that when a person is active. The point is that the feet (and the shoes that go on them) take a beating every day. AP9 GalleriaUSA offers the following five tips that will not only protect the shoes and feet, but may also save money in the long run:

-- Tip #1: Use cedar shoe trees. Not only will these shoe trees help absorb all that moisture; they'll also help maintain the shoe's original shape. Additionally, shoe odors are naturally reduced by the powerful scent of aromatic cedar. Translated -- the better a shoe smells, the longer it's likely to last, increasing its overall value.

-- Tip #2: Rotate shoes. Just like people, shoes need a day off. Rotate shoes on a regular basis, and try to avoid wearing fine leather shoes on consecutive days.

-- Tip #3: Add a protective sole. The greater the cushion in a shoe, the greater the support. An outer rubber protective sole can be added and will protect the overall sole from general wear and tear.

-- Tip #4: Use a shoehorn. Using a shoehorn saves the shoe on two different fronts: 1) the heel collar; 2) the counter (the vertical portion of the shoe that wraps around the back of the foot). Protecting these two areas on a loafer, for example, will save the shoe from unnecessary wear.

-- Tip #5: Clean all shoes when possible. Of course, how often a pair of shoes is cleaned depends on its material and how often it's worn. For leather shoes, apply a leather lotion with a soft cloth. For suede shoes, brush the shoe surface with either a suede brush or a clean toothbrush.

Knowing how to maintain your shoe arsenal and cash in on money-saving benefits are just two of the advantages of an AP9 GalleriaUSA membership. Members can also enjoy year-round savings on a wide variety of items they both need and want. So think big, but keep those feet on the ground with all of the great deals available through AP9 Galleria USA.

About AP9 GalleriaUSA

AP9 Galleria USA is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in both membership and loyalty programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at DealPass.com, an online portal for Adaptive Marketing membership programs. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs such as AP9 GalleriaUSA.

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