Tips For Keeping Your Shoes Looking Like New
11 Oct 2018
ROTATE YOUR SHOES
Wearing the same pair of shoes day in and day out gives them a lot of wear and tear without a break in between. Shoes tend to do better and last longer with at least one day of rest in between, especially fine leather footwear.
USE A SHOE HORN
With the ability to let your foot slip seamlessly into your shoe, shoe horns protect the heel counter and collar of your shoes from unnecessary friction and wear.
FIX ISSUES ASAP
Perhaps the stitching is coming loose on your favourite boots, or the sole is becoming a bit worn on your go-to walking shoes. Don’t let the smaller issues turn into bigger problems that can ruin your shoes beyond redemption. Instead, have a pro from Red Square Shoe Repair fix up any issues as soon as you notice them.
REGULARLY CLEAN AND POLISH
Not all shoes need polishing, but all could benefit from a cleaning from time to time. Cleaning frequency depends on how often you wear your shoes, with the proper cleaning method depending on the shoe material.
- Leather: Condition and polish with leather lotion and soft cloth.
- Suede: Regularly brush with a suede brush, using a suede bar to remove dirt and grime.
- Nubuck: Use a damp suede bar to condition and clean, followed by a rubber-bristle brush to lift the nap.
PROTECT BEFORE WEARING
Weatherproofing your shoes before wearing is a wise idea, especially for those prone to becoming damaged by water, mud and spills. Look for a spray that provides stain and water protection designed for the specific type of material of your shoes.
TRY A CEDAR SHOE TREE
Shoe trees maintain the shape of your shoes, and cedar shoe trees also absorb excess moisture while preventing leather shoes from cracking and wrinkling.
Taking proper care of your shoes doesn’t take a lot of time or effort, and it pays off handsomely in the long run. Stop by Red Square Shoe Repair in Pran Central Shopping Centre for quality shoe care products and shoe repairs.