It doesn’t matter whether you spent $10 or $100 on your pair of shoes. You liked them and bought them so you want to enjoy them for as long as you feel you want to. Shoes are great when they are shiny and without scuffs and scratched. Neglect them and they soon become tired and old looking, drawing attention for the wrong reasons or being left to linger at the back of the closet, taking up space. With some simple tips and tricks you can protect your shoes and keep them looking new.
1. Stuff with Newspaper
It’s cheap and readily available (I use the crappy free papers that drop on my doormat). Stuffing your shoes with newspaper has more benefits than you probably thought of. It can dry out wet shoes, absorb and alleviate odor, prevent dry rot when stored in damp places and preserve their shape. Who knew it was so useful? p.s. I have shoe trees for my very expensive pairs, to keep their shape.