These days you kind find a variety of shoe types. Good footwear do not come cheap these days. Designer shoes are worth a fortune. However, buyers of designer footwear could commit the error of not maintaining these very expensive pairs of footwear in the proper way. Not maintaining your expensive shoes can result in you frequenting the shoe repair shop for constant shoe repairs. Given below are a few benefits and importance of maintaining your shoes.
1. Your shoes will always look new.
2. Proper shoe maintenance will make your shoes durable and long lasting.
3. Properly maintained footwear add glamor to the wearer’s feet.
4. Proper maintained shoes will always remain in proper shape.
5. You will not need to spend time on purchasing new footwear every now and then.
Now that you know the importance of proper maintenance of your footwear, there are basically four steps involved in a proper shoe maintenance – cleaning, drying, polishing and storing.
Cleaning: Always keep your shoes clean. If they are not too dirty, you can just wipe off the dust and dirt. For footwear that are made of sensitive materials like suede or sheepskin, you will need special kinds of cleaning agents to clean off the dirt. Shoes should be hand-washed and in some cases, you will need to use special cleaners for cleaning your footwear. If your footwear have buckles and laces, you should never forget to remove these accessories and clean them separately.
Drying: After washing, you have to dry your footwear. To properly dry your shoes leave them in airy space. Do not dry them in clothes dryers or in strong sunlight. Doing so can damage your shoes.
Polishing: Some footwear may not need this step but there are other kinds of shoes that will require this as necessary step. Polishing can make your shoes new and shining. The shoe polish is in fact a protective shield for the footwear. Even if it is raining or snowing, it is still advised that you polish your shoes before wearing them.
Storing: Before you store your shoes, be sure to sort them first. Put each pair in a shoe box and arrange them inside your wardrobe. The sorting can be made differently – according to use or occasion, according to color, frequency of use and other sorting which could be applicable to your needs.