News Archive

7 tips for looking after your shoes

We have created a list of steps you should follow to keep those new shoes looking new and lasting longer!

 

 1: Spray your new shoes  -  Applying a silicon spray to your shoes creates a waterproofing barrier and helps immensely when cleaning off pesky spills or dirt that your shoes may acquire over time.

 2: Alternate Pairs  - You want your shoes to have time to breathe between wearings. Also, let shoes dry for several hours before putting them back in your dank wardrobe.

 3: Clean the insides - Especially important if odor is an issue. Swab them with alcohol or tea tree oil (an antifungal agent). Take care not to touch the outside to avoid staining the leather.

 4: Wear socks or hose - Aside from keeping your feet warm, these also help to prevent perspiration from eroding the insoles of the shoes.

 5: Use shoe trees - These help to retain the shoes correct shape. Cedar made shoe trees are recommended after a days wear, the wood helps absorb any moisture left in the shoe.

 6: Polish and condition - The salt in sweat dries out leather over time, polishing and conditioning your leather shoes regularaly keeps the leather supple.

 7: Add half soles and taps - Getting a shoe repairer to put a bit of rubber on the heels and taps will add many years to the life of your shoes soles.

 

We stock the necessary accessories for keeping your shoes well preserved, to acquire these give us a call on 0800JBFRAME, or email info@framesfootwear.co.nz

Now go put these tips to use so you can enjoy your favourite pair of shoes for longer! :)

Comments (0) Permalink