Shoe protection is important to enhance shoe life. Letting shoes dry for several hours before putting them in the dank positions your closet. Clean the insides. This deals with the issue of odor. Wipe them up with alcohol or a drop of tea tree oil, an antifungal agent. It is to be kept in mind that splashing can be the reason for staining the leather. Adding taps and half-soles of rubber to the bottoms these costs around $20 and the reinforcements will increase the durability to the life of your shoes. Alternate pairs also have a vital role to plat in shoe longevity. It gives time to your shoes to have time to breathe between wearings. Spraying new shoes with a waterproof protector helps the surface from getting marred if they do get drenched in the rain.
Polishing leather is important. The salt in sweat dries out leather over use; polishing regularly keeps it soft and shiny. Plastic trees are also of the same value for your other shoes. Shoe trees are available at shoe stores, shoe-repair shops. Wearing hose or sock liners can do the needful. This prevents accumulation of moisture, which damages insoles. Using shoe trees help retain the shoe’s shape. Cedar forms can be used for the pair worn that day to absorb moisture.