Are your favorite formal shoes stored away in light of the lockdown? It might be a good time to check on them and give them a much-needed revival.
A meme is doing the rounds on social media and we found it hilarious. It said “My shoes probably think I died’. While it tickles the funny bone, it also made us realize that a lot of your formal shoes are probably sitting in storage with no access to maintenance. Leather shoes, in particular, need to be taken care of and not stored away (unless done well). So let’s talk about caring for and reviving your leather formal shoes to make them spic and span for when normalcy returns.
Cleaning your leather shoes
Cleaning leather shoes well is the ideal start to reviving them. Keeping your formal shoes clean is not a monumental task as some may claim. The type of leather used is undeniably a factor in how you clean your shoes but mostly, a soft brush can be used to remove dust and dirt from the surface. If your leather shoes have a finish, using a damp cloth and mild soap on the surface of the shoes can be helpful. However, steer clear of sponges as they can affect the leather.
Invest in a good polish
Invest in good quality shoe polish to keep your shoes looking spic and span. Leather shoes need good wax polish to protect the outer layer and also give it that special shine. Experts say that using a good polish can prolong the life of the shoes apart from maintaining the appearance.
Store them well
How well you store your shoes plays a great role in the longevity of your formal shoes. Leather shoes should be kept in shoe bags or at least in storage boxes– which help shade the shoes from damaging dust and sunlight. Also, invest in a pair of shoe horns or shoe trees to help the shoes retain their original shape.
Making your shoes last longer
Also, alternating between shoes and giving them a break. If you are looking at investing in some high-quality yet affordable leather formal shoes, check out our top picks
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Paragon formal shoes for men are an excellent choice if you are looking for high quality, affordable and durable shoes. Shop the latest formal shoes for men online from www.paragonfootwear.com and get them delivered to your doorstep.