1. SHOES HATE MOISTURE:
Keep your shoes away from moisture as moisture can result in the growth of bacteria which can cause the shoe material to break down easily when you finally wear them. Use desiccants like silica pouches or gels to keep them moisture and bacteria-free. In case you don’t have silica, you can stuff your shoes with newspapers and change them after a week or so, thereby protecting your loved soles from moisture.
2. KEEP THEM AWAY FROM DUST:
It is never advisable to wear the same pair of shoes regularly but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be cleaned and kept dust-free. Excessive dust can lead to the loss of the natural shoe colour and make them look old. To keep your shoes new as always, polish/clean them on a regular basis. Also, keep your shoes safe and away from regularly used home slippers to avoid dust from settling on them. The best place to keep your shoes is the shoe closet.
3. SHOE TREE IS VERY IMPORTANT:
Place a shoe tree while you aren’t wearing your shoes as it ensures that the natural shape and texture of the shoe is restored. Moreover, cedar shoe trees can be used to keep them moisture-free.
4. AWAY FROM DIRECT SUNLIGHT:
Extreme heat or direct sunlight can result in dry-rotting and can cause them to stiffen up thereby resulting in crumbling. Instead, keep your shoes in a controlled environment and ensure that they have a longer life span when you finally step out.
5. USE POLISH AND SHINER:
Just like souls need a healthy regimen to keep their skin young, soles need polish and shiner to stay young. Regularly polishing your shoes and frequently applying a shiner will help in giving your shoes a longer life and help in maintaining their shine and texture.
6. KEEP THE SHOE SOLE CLEAN:
soles are the foundation of great shoes therefore keeping your shoe soles is
very important. Here’s what you can do to ensures that your sole are clean and
Tap your shoes together outside so that the loose dust falls off.
• Use a brush to get rid of the dirt from the soles.
• Use a dry paintbrush to get rid of dirt from the grooves within the soles.
REJUVENATE THE LEATHER:
Leather breathes and you can help your leather shoes breathe even better by rejuvenating them with a shoe cream. However, apply the shoe cream on dry shoes using a brush or soft cloth and let the cream settle in perfectly by leaving your shoes overnight before wearing them.