5 Easy Ways to Make Your Shoes Last Longer

5 Easy Ways to Make Your Shoes Last Longer

Jul 23 , 2021


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So you’re about to reach out to wear your favourite pair of shoes - that you could have sworn to have only just bought not long ago - and they’re ruined!

Don’t worry, you’re not the only one, it happens to the best of us.

And I’m sure you want to know how you can make them last, so you can carry on wearing them and you won’t have to part from your fav pair!

Here are 5 easy ways to make your shoes last for longer.

1. Use a Protective Spray

Regardless of if you’re wearing leather or suede shoes, or any material for that matter - using a waterproof protective shoe spray will do wonders.

If you risk the weather and head out without wearing protective spray, then you're responsible for any damage that may happen!

And it’s so easy too, all you have to do is give them a quick spray before you head out.

Simply follow the instructions on the bottle and top it every few months.

2. Store with a Wooden Shoe Tree

You might be wondering - do I really need a wooden shoe tree?

Short answer - yes.

Using a wooden shoe tree will help your shoes keep their shape and original size by preventing any creases.

At the same time, they will absorb any moisture and swear that can make your shoes age and they’ll combat odor.

3.  Keep them in Dust Bags After Use

If your shoes didn’t come with dust bags, then you should definitely buy some to store your shoes in after you’re done wearing them.

And if your shoes did come with dust bags, then make sure you use them and do not throw them away!

Keep in mind, that these bags should not be made from cheap polyester or non-woven material as you want the dust to stay out.

Also, by keeping your shoes in dust bags, you won’t be putting them at risk of discolouration or structural breakdown as they will be protected when stored away.

4. Stay in Rotation

OK, we get it - they’re your favourite shoes.

But seriously, do you really have to wear them every day for the next few weeks?

The more you wear them, the quicker they’re going to age.

With that in mind, you shouldn’t wear the same shoes two days in a row.

The reason being, your shoes need to air out completely so they’re properly dry when you wear them next and to give them a break to recover their natural shape.

5. Polish Leather

To look after your favourite leather pair of shoes and make them last longer, you will need to keep them in top shape by polishing them regularly.

If you don't, then they’ll quickly begin to look dull and worn out.

You might be thinking polishing seems like a bit old school.

But, a quick polish down can really bring your shoes back to life and keep them looking brand new for future wear.

The Takeaway

Now you know 5 easy ways to keep your shoes for longer, make sure you follow these tips so that you don’t have to get rid of your favourite pair sooner than you think.

Always check the quality as the better quality they are, the longer they tend to last - at the same time, do your best to look after them after you’re done wearing them too.

To learn more, get in touch with us today.

In the meantime, check our range of comfortable shoes.

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