Good soles require even greater maintenance.

The better you take care of your soles, the more likely they are to stick by your side as the going gets rough and the roads get harder. Soles are no different from souls. When one takes care of their shoes, they are also taking care of themselves because shoes are a reflection of who they are.

Even if you have different shoes for various days and events, you shouldn't allow your gorgeous soles (shoes) to remain immobile in one spot. Since they are your only companions, give them the attention they require.

Here are some tips for how to properly care for your shoes so that you may have a long-lasting relation with them:

To begin, here's what NOT to do with your shoes in general:



Maintain  the show sole clean: In order to ensure that your shoes last long and retain their shape please stuff them with tissue paper when not in use and make sure to keep them in a cool and dry place that doesn’t have too much exposure to light.


For Suede:

Suede being a very delicate material is inclined to get damaged with the passage of time due to a number of natural or artificial reasons. Use a soft bristle brush to clean any dirt on it. Dry it immediately if it gets wet as it might cause staining. Please refrain from using any leather-specific cleaning product on it as they can be quite harsh on it.

For Satin:

Satin is very fragile which might cause it to tear due to even the smallest of contact with a sharp object, it might discolor due to prolonged exposure to heat and light. In order to clean to remove dirt from it, use a soft dampened cloth and a pH-neutral soap.

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Avoid water to wash: Contrary to popular perception, canvas, knit, and mesh shoes should not be washed in a washing machine. Even gentle cycles have the potential to weaken the glue holding your shoe together and make your soles appear more worn.


Lack of air: Just like our skin, shoes need adequate ventilation to allow for breathing. Never put shoes in plastic to retain.


Overuse: Constantly using a single pair of shoes can cause structural deterioration that is impossible to repair, even with cleaning. Change up your shoes frequently.


Dry feet just: Always dry your feet before putting on shoes. Damp or wet feet can lead to a variety of health problems and can also lead to mould growth in shoes.


Don't forget to brush: To prevent stains, mud and liquids should be removed as quickly as possible from leather shoes.

Avoid the heater: In our previous essay on making shoes more comfortable, we recommended stretching them out with a hairdryer; however, the opposite is also true if you want to maintain the shape of your shoes. Avoid drying wet shoes next to a heat source. It is preferable to air dry.


Prevent Shoes From Odors: When sweat is left behind in your shoes, it can also leave an unpleasant stench. Body odors on the feet are caused by bacteria on the skin metabolizing chemicals in your sweat and creating unpleasant odors

Because Staphylococcus epidermis, a bacteria, breaks down the amino acid leucine in perspiration, feet in particular can smell. As a result, shoes begin to smell like cheese, which is unpleasant and challenging to remove. Here are some tips to preserve your shoes and sandals odor-free and to protect your shoes from smelling.

  • Shoe and insole cleaning
  • Sprinkle Odor-Absorbing Powders On Shoes.
  • Use a disinfectant for shoes and sandals.
  • Shoes should be kept in a cool, dry area.
  • Put on some sweat-wicking socks.
  • Dry your shoes in between uses.
  • Use socks with copper soles.

Put on washable insoles or sole socks