Most people don’t know this, but the leather insole that has been designed and cobbled together with care, is one of the most crucial areas for couture comfort. 100% of high-end designer insoles are a permanent fixture of the shoe itself. Therefore, modifying a shoe, or dare I say it-purchasing a 3rd party insole that would need to be trimmed, inserted and yes….preferably glued down-not only brings the value of your shoe down to ZERO, but also destroys any designer elements that were developed to enhance the comfort and lifecycle of your shoe. So now you know where the insoles of a shoe ‘stand’ with me, the quality is imperative to the overall shoe design when exploring the comfort factor…Yes, they are that important. For starters, make sure your insole is always leather. This is the standard for couture shoes as leather insoles look and feel elegant, allowing your foot to slide as though you are trying on Cinderella’s glass slipper. Plus, they provide the superior comfort, support, and breathability that will keep your feet feeling fresh all day long. While leather insoles will eventually show signs of ‘schmutz’ build-up, you can use your Schmutzes cleaning cloth to wipe, sparkle, and walk. Leather insoles are also incredibly durable and long-lasting, so you won't have to worry about replacing them every few months and with high-end designer shoes, you won’t have to even think about replacing the insole anytime soon. But like any other leather product, proper care is essential for keeping your leather insoles looking great. Using a Schmutzes wipe with the right cleaning techniques and maintenance tips, will help you to ensure that your leather insoles stay in perfect condition, offering you nothing but enjoyment for years to come, each time you put them on your perfectly pink pedicured toes. You already love your haute couture shoe collection, so why not fall in love with your leather insoles again? Your designer shoe collection doesn’t define you, but the leather insoles can define the show and provide the perfect combination of comfort and style, making them a great choice for any shoe. Don’t continually fall short on finding your perfect glass slipper, just make sure that you have a high-quality, leather insole and it will fit like a glove. -XOXO, Amy A.