Tips to Make Your Shoes Last Longer

Having trouble keeping your shoes in good shape for long? Keep these tips handy.

August 6, 2019

Tips to make your shoes last longer
In the home

1) Avoid the wash

Contrary to popular belief, the washing machine is a no-entry zone for any type of shoe. Even the softest washing cycles and gentlest cleaning can damage the glue that keeps your shoes intact, and make the soles look worn out. Instead, use a brush or a cleaning agent, if required.
Here's how to wash your shoes by hand:

Rain will cause the leather to shrink. If your leather shoes do get caught in the rain, stuff them with old nylons to soak up the wetness and help them retain their shape.

2) Shape Matters

Fill your shoes with crumpled newspaper when you’re not wearing them. This will help maintain the shape of the shoe and keep it looking brand new.

3) Dry Feet Only

Towel dry your feet before wearing shoes and strut in your favourite pair of shoes for longer. Damp or moist feet can cause shoes to get musty.

4) Say No to Plastic, It’s Banned

Much like our skin, shoes require adequate amount of airflow to help them breathe. It is not advisable to store your shoes inside a plastic bag. In case you don’t wear them regularly, you can store your shoes inside the shoe box, wrapped with butter paper. This will protect your shoes from dust and other grime.