Shoes are your life? Here’s how to care for them during monsoon

  • IANS, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 29, 2016 09:31 IST
Make sure you take the right care of your shoes to help them survive through the monsoon. (Shutterstock)

Keeping your shoes looking fresh during monsoon can be a difficult task. Brushing, drying and polishing them regularly can help in preventing them from getting spoiled during the rainy weather, says an expert.

Narendra Kumar, Creative Director, Amazon Fashion, offers the following tips to protect shoes from getting ruined:

Brush them right

Make it a routine to remove the mud from the shoe as the damp mud tends to stick to the shoe which further spoils it due to the moisture present in the damp mud.

Dry them well

Let them dry properly before you store them. (Shutterstock)

Once you are done removing the damp mud, dry your shoes thoroughly before placing them back in the shoe cabinet/box as the moisture will attract fungus which will again ruin it and will give off a terrible smell. So give your shoes enough time to breathe back to life.

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You can place a dehumidifier in your shoe cabinet. It absorbs the humidity in the air keeping the place dry and not exposing your leather to fungus. In addition, keep your shoes in a cloth cover before placing them in shoe boxes.

Waxing and polishing

Expensive shoes deserve proper care. (Shutterstock)

It is always good to invest in a good shoe wax or polish for expensive leather shoes to avoid any damage during monsoon. It not only makes the shoe shine but also protects it from moisture.

Scotchguard spray

It eliminates and resists stains, protects your shoes from water and dirt so that your new shoes will stay looking newer.

Maintain their shape

Use a shoe tree to keep your shoes looking like new. (Shutterstock)

For your formal shoes, maintain the crisp look and shape with the help of shoe trees. Invest in good quality shoe trees to keep the shape of your formal footwear intact. A good quality shoe tree is made from solid wood, usually cedar, which helps control odour and also absorb moisture. You can also use newspaper if you don’t have shoe trees. Paper also absorbs the moisture and maintains the shape of the shoes.

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