DON’T USE PLASTIC SHOEBOXES
Airflow is critical for your shoes so never store them in plastic shoe boxes. Opt to store your shoes in breathable fabric bags or just in a clean and dry shoe closet with efficient air circulation.
USE POLISH AND SHINER
Polish and renew your shoes so they stay as shiny and fresh as the first day you bought them. If you accidentally stained your favourite pair, you can opt to use Zippo lighter fluid to remove the stain. Zippo is a good solvent which helps to remove most stains very quickly. If can be purchased at any convenience or hardware store. Do be careful as it is a flammable liquid.
KEEP THE SHOE SOLE CLEAN
Clean soles are the foundation of great shoes.
- Tap your shoes together outside so that the loose dust falls off.
- Use a brush to get rid of the dirt from the soles.
- Use a dry paintbrush or toothbrush to get rid of dirt from the grooves within the soles.
REJUVENATE THE LEATHER
Leather breathes and you can help your leather shoes breathe even better by rejuvenating them with a shoe cream. However, apply the shoe cream on dry shoes using a brush or soft cloth and let the cream settle in perfectly by leaving your shoes overnight before wearing them.
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE AND BAKING SODA TO MAKE YOUR SHOES BRIGHT AGAIN
Everyone enjoys flaunting a new pair of shiny bright sneakers but what many don’t is that even your old shoes can be as bright as a new pair. Just use a toothbrush dipped in a paste of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda and slowly scrub the paste all over the shoe and see the magic paste work wonders. You’ll have a shiny pair of sneakers that you can flaunt as a new pair of sneakers.