Earlier this month I gave you some simple tips on how to make your clothing last longer. Now, I’m going to tell you how to protect the most precious things you own…your shoes. I have so many nice pairs of shoes that I never wear because I’m afraid to ruin them . My suede boots are NOT made for walking during the winter time (heaven forbidden I step in a puddle). That’s why I’ve complied a list of tips that will help you extend the life of your shoes (hint: become BFFs with a cobbler). Now, you can finally show off all those cute shoes that have been sitting in your closet, just waiting for their day in the sun. Click through the slideshow to check out all the tips.