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Men’s Shoe Care Tips to Live By to Make All Your Shoes Last Longer

Updated: 20 hours ago

Consider your shoes an investment and spend some time caring for them, storing them correctly, and cleaning them when required. Taking care of your shoes does not need as much effort as you would believe it does. The information that you require is detailed below.

Preventative Work

By taking preventative measures and adhering to best practices, you can ensure that all your wingtips, plain toes, cap toes, loafers, chukkas, boots and more will remain worn for the duration of their useful lives.

Right Place Right Time

Always choose the appropriate shoe for the event you are attending. Sneakers don't work at at a wedding and dress shoes don't go on a hike. Don't wear leather, suede, or canvas when the weather is unpredictable. These materials have different levels of breathability. Dress correctly for any circumstance to extend the life of your shoes and prevent them from becoming worn out too quickly.

Quality Matters

Despite the potentially high upfront cost, you'll likely spend less throughout the shoe's existence. Because cheaper shoes are built with materials that are less likely to last, purchasing them may wind up costing you more money in the long term because you will have to replace them more frequently.

Break-In Period

With regular, rotated wear they should break in at about the 3-4 week mark. If you are looking for faster results, taking a hair dryer to the inside and lightly stretching will loosen them. There is another method of filling two Ziplock bags with water, stuffing them in the shoe and sticking the shoes in the freezer for about 4 hours. You can also purchase shoe stretchers or take them to a cobbler for proper stretching.

Care and Storage