5 tips on how to keep shoes looking good!

If you’ve bought Shoe City’s stylish and affordable footwear, you can be assured that you’ve got a pair of quality shoes. Still, it’s important to take storage and shoe cleaning into account to maintain their appearance. Poorly maintained shoes quickly lose their good looks and comfort when scuffed or damaged and, let’s face it, you can tell a lot about a person by the state of their shoes!

Keep your favourite shoes as good as new

 

1

cleaning your shoes regularly is important

Cleaning your shoes regularly will help keep their out-the-box appearance for much longer. But different materials need different types of care. Learning how to clean shoes properly requires a bit of research. Suede shoes need to be brushed with a suede brush, for instance, while a mild detergent and water mix works wonders on cloth shoes. It’s all about treating each pair with individual care.

2

replace the insole, heel or laces

Different parts of a shoe are more prone to wear and tear than others, so it’s a good idea to consider which parts can be replaced if your favourite pair starts showing signs of ageing. Replacing an insole can increase your comfort and help keep shoes smelling fresh. Laces are fairly inexpensive and frayed ones can be replaced easily.

3

use a waterproof spray

It’s inevitable that your footwear will get wet at some point, so be prepared by buying a waterproof spray to safeguard against nasty water damage. If your shoes do get splashed, stuff newspaper inside to ensure that they hold their shape.

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what to do when shoes get wet

Correctly drying shoes is important for many reasons, including a general longer lifespan and avoiding awkward smelly footwear situations. Stuff the insides of your shoes with newspaper; this will soak up the moisture and aid in maintaining the shape. After you’ve done that give them some air to dry naturally, which will ensure freshness.

5

give your favourite shoes a break

We know how easy it is to wear your favourite pair for days on end, but it’s worth giving your shoes, and your feet, a break. Different shoes put pressure on different parts of your feet so it’s important for your comfort to wear different shoes regularly. This will give you time to catch up on your shoe cleaning and maintenance, and will also motivate you to change up your shoes to fit your outfits.