There’s no denying that shoes are extremely important. We use them when we go to work, to the gym, to run some errands – almost everywhere when we leave our homes.
Maintaining your shoes can help reduce cash you spend in replacing damaged shoes with new ones all the time. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to prolong the life of your shoes. They are easy to do and inexpensive as well.
So, what are the best things to do to take care of your shoes?
With a wide range of shoe cleaners, shoe conditioners, and many other products available today designed to protect your shoes, it’s not surprising if you would want to try some for your own pairs. In trying some new products, just use a little amount on some hidden areas on your shoes to make sure that they aren’t damaging.
The use of shoe trees shouldn’t be neglected. After using your shoes, put cedar shoe trees to allow your shoes to get back to its original form or shape. A couple of hours of using shoe trees should be enough for the shoe trees to absorb moisture from your pair, too.
If your shoes got soaked, put crumpled newspapers in them right after taking them off. The newspaper should be able to help the interior of your shoes to dry. Don’t attempt to dry your shoes with the use of heaters or direct sunlight or heat because this may lead to your pair being damaged. Exposing your shoes to direct heat can cause irreparable damage, especially to leather shoes.
Prevention is always better than cure. Or, in this case, prevention is better than repairs. Going to the cobbler to have them add heel caps as well as rubber soles is always a good way to protect your shoes from damages. But, if you haven’t had the time to add rubber soles and your shoes already have heel drags, just keep an eye on them and perform proper maintenance. Bring them to the cobbler for re-heeling before your soles become totally ruined.
Pricey or cheap, we should always take care of our shoes. Shoes that are well taken care of can be used for a longer time than shoes that we just toss in the closet after a long day’s work.