Everyone has a pair of sneakers that they just can’t seem to let go of. They’re comfortable, they’re fashionable, and they just feel like a part of you. But as anyone who has ever owned a pair of sneakers knows, they can be a pain to take care of. From cleaning to storing to preventing wear and tear, there is a lot that goes into keeping your sneakers looking (and feeling) their best.
In this blog post, we will explore some tips and tricks on how to take care of your sneakers so that you can keep them looking good as new.
Keep them away from moisture - One of the worst things that can happen to your sneakers is if they get wet. Whether it's from rain, snow, or just accidentally getting caught in a puddle, moisture can cause serious damage to your shoes. Water can cause the materials in your sneakers to break down and degrade, and it can also lead to mold and mildew growth. To protect your sneakers from moisture, you should always store them in a cool, dry place. If they do get wet, make sure to dry them off as soon as possible. You can stuff them with newspapers or towels to help absorb the moisture, and then let them air dry in a well-ventilated area. Never put your wet sneakers in a dryer, as this can ruin them.
Store them away from sunlight - If you want your sneakers to last, it's important to store them away from direct sunlight as UV rays can destroy their body. Sunlight can cause the material of your sneakers to break down and degrade over time, so it's best to keep them in a dark, cool closet or drawer. If you must store them in a sunny spot, consider covering them with a cloth or placing them in a box to protect them from the sun's rays.
Keep them clean - One important part of taking care of your sneakers is to keep them clean. Depending on the material of your shoes, there are different ways to clean them. For example, if you have leather shoes, you can wipe them down with a damp cloth. If you have canvas shoes, you can spot clean them with a mild soap and water solution. It's also important to regularly clean the soles of your shoes to remove any dirt or debris that may be stuck in there. You can do this by using a soft brush or toothbrush to scrub the soles clean.