How to Take Care of Your Shoes so That They Will Keep Looking Brand New

How to Take Care of Your Shoes so That They Will Keep Looking Brand New

Accidentally stained your favourite pair or Christy Ng shoes? We've got you covered with a list of easy tips to help increase the longevity of your favourite pair!

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR SHOES?

Your favourite pair of Christy Ng shoes don't require much attention and care - they are built to last and serve you well, with very little / minimal maintenance in mind.

 

SAY NO TO MOISTURE


Store your shoes in dry places well away from moisture. Moisture is bad because it can promote bacterial growth and cause the material of your shoes to disintegrate easily when you finally wear them after some time.
Use silica pouches or gels to keep them moisture and bacteria-free. In case you don’t have silica, you can stuff your shoes with newspapers and change them after a week or so, thereby protecting your loved soles from moisture. Remember that keeping them dry is always the key.

 

KEEP THEM AWAY FROM DUST

Rotate your shoes. Also, store your shoes in a proper shoe closet and make sure you clean and polish them on a regular basis. Good upkeep of your shoes will ensure the natural color of the shoe remains and this prevents your favourite pair from looking old or worn out. Keep them away from dust & in normal room temperature.

SHOE TREE IS VERY IMPORTANT

Maintain the natural shape and texture of your shoes by using a shoe tree.
A shoe tree holds a shoe in its proper shape so it dries out correctly, and keeps the leather from cracking by wicking away moisture. The absorbent wood also helps dry out the lining of shoes so that they don't rot from the inside out.  

AWAY FROM DIRECT SUNLIGHT

Avoid storage of footwear under direct sunlight or extreme heat. This is critical because the hit will catalyze dry-rotting and cause the glue used inside your shoes to stiffen up and crumbling. Never leave your shoes in the car boot for prolonged periods of time. The car boot is very hot and the heat trapped inside the boot will damage the glue and other components inside your shoe. Always keep your shoes at room temperature and away from moist.

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.

 

 

 

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