Your Daily Shoe Care Routine
A daily routine might sound high maintenance, however, it takes only a couple of minutes and once you’ve made it a habit, you will think nothing of it.
First things first, please use a shoehorn when you put on your shoes. Whilst it might seem like a waste of time when you’re trying to rush out of the house, it is the only way to avoid damaging the back of your shoes.
Then, when you take your shoes off at the end of the day, leave them to stand for 10 minutes or so. This allows your shoes to breathe, letting any moisture inside the shoe evaporate.
After that, place your wooden shoe trees inside the shoe. They will help to absorb any excess moisture left in the shoe and maintain the shape of your shoe whilst they dry out fully, preventing unsightly creases.
If you don’t own any shoe trees, you don’t have to invest in a full set. Just one or two pairs will be enough to keep you going, putting them in your most recently worn pair of shoes.
The final step is to give your shoes a quick brush down with a horsehair brush. This will remove any dust and dirt they have accumulated over the day.
Once you have completed this, put your shoes away – preferably in a shoe bag or box. Whenever possible, allow at least a day between wears, alternating them with other shoes.