How to Keep Your Winter Footwear Looking Nice
Winter is on the way! In many places it will be here sooner than later! Winter snow, ice, salt, and the dampness can really do a number on your footwear. That is why knowing how to care for your shoes and boots will ensure that your investment will last through the winter and still look great for more winters to come!
Here are some tips you can use to help keep your winter footwear beautiful despite the weather!
* Pretreat your footwear with a good water repellent. By doing so, you will protect them from rain, sleet, snow and sloppy mud. These treatments are really easy-to-use and an affordable investment.
* If you get your shoes wet or muddy, immediately clean them by wiping them down with a damp cloth and towel dry. Don’t let that debris sit on them to harden or stain them. Use Boot Trees or something similar to keep your boots upright for easier drying and stuff your shoes and boots with newspaper to help keep them in the proper form while drying out.
* If you live in an area of the country that gets snow, sleet and ice you will want to pay special attention to weather reports. The chemicals and salts used to treat roadways, sidewalks and parking lots can really do a lot of damage to your footwear, especially leather! If you have knowingly exposed your shoes and boots to these chemicals, immediately wipe them down with a damp cloth and towel dry.
* Properly store your shoes and boots! Don’t toss them onto the floor in your closet, stuff them under your bed or let them lay in the backseat of your car! In addition, don’t store them in an extremely cold or damp area in your home. They should be store at room temperature and not piled onto one another.
Good shoes and boots are an investment. Make sure to care for them properly for long-lasting wear by using tips like these.