Photos: 6 effective shoe care tips for the monsoon

Updated: 18 July, 2016 12:50 IST
  • Waxing and polishing
    It is always good to invest in a good shoe wax or polish for expensive leather shoes to avoid any damage during monsoon. It not only makes the shoe shine but also protects it from moisture.
  • Photos: 6 effective shoe care tips for the monsoon
    Scotchguard spray: It eliminates and resists stains, protects your shoes from water and dirt so that your new shoes will stay looking newer.
  • Photos: 6 effective shoe care tips for the monsoon
    Brush them right: Make it a routine to remove the mud from the shoe as the damp mud tends to stick to the shoe which further spoils it due to the moisture present in the damp mud.
  • Dry them well
    Once you are done removing the damp mud, dry your shoes thoroughly before placing them back in the shoe cabinet/box as the moisture will attract fungus which will again ruin it and will give off a terrible smell. So give your shoes enough time to breathe back to life.
  • Maintain their shape
    For your formal shoes, maintain the crisp look and shape with the help of shoe trees. Invest in good quality shoe trees to keep the shape of your formal footwear intact. A good quality shoe tree is made from solid wood, usually cedar, which helps control odour and also absorb moisture. You can also use newspaper if you don’t have shoe trees. Paper also absorbs the moisture and maintains the shape of the shoes.
  • Dehumidifiers
    You can place a dehumidifier in your shoe cabinet. It absorbs the humidity in the air keeping the place dry and not exposing your leather to fungus. In addition, keep your shoes in a cloth cover before placing them in shoe boxes.

    -With inputs from agencies
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Maintaining your shoes during monsoon can be a task. Brushing, drying and polishing them regularly can help in preventing them from getting spoiled during the rainy weather, say experts, who have listed 6 tips to protect shoes from getting ruined...

First Published: 29 June, 2016 14:55 IST