You could be changing your shoe wardrobe frequently due to various reasons such as fashion and love of shoes, and that is an acceptable reason. However, if you feel that your shoes are not as lasting as you expected, it is time to evaluate how to take care of them.And as you use the shoes you can give them a new lease of life to avoid disposing of them when they are still in a good state and can be used. The following tips will help you take care of your shoes.
Clean Your Shoes
Cleaning your shoes is hygienic, and it will also prolong the durability of the shoe. Get the necessary cleaning agent according to the material used to make your show for the internal and external parts. You can also polish the shoes regularly if they are made of leather. It is not advisable to keep wet shoes unattended, especially during the rainy season. You can clean them immediately and put them in a warm area to dry the water. Exposing the shoes to extreme heat after washing with water can cause cracks. Instead, keep the shoes in warm and ventilated areas to dry them.
Get a Good Storage
The first step towards having long-lasting shoes is storing them in the right way. You can get a shoe rack or wardrobe to arrange them without pilling them on top of the other to prevent dirt marks. Placing each shoe on its space also prevents crushing them hence reducing their attractiveness. You can also maintain your soft shoes’ shape by packing the tips with a tissue or an object shaped like your shoe’s design. Since the kids outgrow shoes fast, a shoe rack will help you select smaller shoes to be used frequently.
Take Care of the Sole
The sole is the first part that gets worn out, and taking care of this part will prolong your shoes’ life. It is best to repair the sole when it has a minor defect to avoid further damage. For the heels, ensure that the heel tips are replaced regularly before the metal part is exposed. The type of surfaces you walk on also determines if the sole will last long. Avoid walking on surfaces that have sharp objects like stones and metals.