How To Keep Shoes

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How To Keep Shoes
How To Keep Shoes

Video: How To Keep Shoes

Video: How To Keep Shoes

The appearance of a shoe says a lot about its owner. No matter how fashionable and elaborate the outfit is, a sloppy, broken pair of shoes will bring your efforts to nothing. Shoes must be constantly looked after, and then it will serve you as long as possible.

How to keep shoes
How to keep shoes


  • - water-repellent impregnation for shoes;
  • - shoe cream;
  • - castor oil;
  • - colorless nail polish;
  • - shampoo for shoes;
  • - cloth;
  • - Brush for footwear;
  • - pads;
  • - old newspapers;
  • - baking soda.


Step 1

To preserve the look of your favorite pair of shoes for as long as possible, start caring for it as soon as you bring the coveted box from the store.

Step 2

Lubricate the leather soles of new shoes with castor oil. Treat the new pair with water-repellent impregnation. Proceed in accordance with the instructions for the product.

Step 3

Apply colorless nail polish to the heels of new shoes. It will protect the coating from abrasion and scratches.

Step 4

Do not wear shoes with genuine leather lining on your bare feet. This will very quickly lead to dark spots and damage to the skin. Treat sandals after wearing with a special shoe shampoo and dry well.

Step 5

Never leave wet or dirty shoes in the hallway. Remove large pieces of dirt with a wooden spatula, scrub the dirt from under the welt and from the sole. Then roll the newspaper into a tight tube and insert it inside the shoe or shoes to maintain their shape. Fill the empty space with folded pieces of newspaper.

Step 6

When the shoes are dry, wipe off the remaining dirt with a slightly damp cloth, remove the dust with a shoe brush and apply a thick layer of shoe cream. This will keep the leather surface free from micro-scratches, which will shorten the lifespan. In the morning, polish your shoes with a piece of cloth.

Step 7

Use an old toothbrush to remove dirt from zippers on your shoes. Lubricate the metal zipper with castor oil from time to time. Avoid getting the oil on your skin.

Step 8

Clean your shoes from street dust, even if it's not raining outside. Be sure to insert spacers. Inspection of the shoe after a walk will allow you to detect a seam or crack in the sole that starts to diverge earlier. The smaller the defect, the easier it is to fix it in a shoe shop.

Step 9

Try not to wear the same pair for too long. Let the shoes rest and dry. It is best to use baking soda to remove unpleasant odors from inside your shoes. Sprinkle it in a thick layer and shake it out and clean before putting it on. Try to use special deodorants from shoe manufacturers only if you need to go out urgently, and you find that the shoes smell bad.

Step 10

Clean your shoes thoroughly before storing them. Place shoe blocks or rolled-up newspapers inside. Stuff shoes with soft socks tightly with paper.

Step 11

Do not store freshly oiled shoes. Let the cream absorb well and remove any excess with a cloth. Be sure to grease the varnished shoes with petroleum jelly, this will protect the varnished leather from sticking. Place folded newspaper or a piece of thick cardboard inside the high tops of your boots.

Step 12

Any defects, such as weak heels or cracks in the sole, should be repaired before storing the shoes. Then you don't have to run to the shoe shop if the weather suddenly changes.

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