By Temitope Ojo
Whether you are male or femal, like your clothes, your shoes also deserves to be pampered.
This can be a daunting task for many shoe lovers.
Here are few ways on how to keep those shoes and make them last longer.
Spray new shoes with a waterproof protector.
It will keep the surface from getting marred if they do get wet in the rain.
Add taps and half-soles of rubber to the bottoms.
A shoe repairer can do this for around a small amount, and the reinforcements will add many years to the life of your shoes.
Alternate pairs. You want your shoes to have time to breathe between
Also, let shoes dry for several hours before putting them in the dank recesses of your closet.
Clean the insides.
This is especially important if odour is a problem.
Swab them with alcohol or a drop of tea tree oil, an antifungal agent.
Take care not to splash to avoid staining the leather.
Wear hose or sock liners- This will protect against perspiration, which erodes insoles.
Use shoe trees- They help retain the shoe’s shape.
Polish leather. The salt in sweat dries out leather over time; polishing regularly keeps it supple.