General Tips for Shoe Care
- Make sure you have a good polish on your shoes.
- Check the heels to make sure no metal is showing; this will help you avoid slips and falls.
- Remember to check toe tips and soles for holes or punctures. These areas can wear out quickly and begin to let in the wetness.
Keep Your Boots and Shoes in Tip Top Shape
- Remember to waterproof your boots before winter.
- Made of leather? Use an oil based product and stay away from waxes or silicones;
don’t clog pores of the leather.
Wear them in:
- Break in new boots before wearing them for an extended period of time.
- Wear them around the house, on quick trips to the store — this will soften the sole up.
- Let the material mold to the shape of your foot.
Keep ’em dry:
- Don’t place a wet boot by a fire or heater to speed up drying.
- Drying process will “cook” the material and cause your boots to become stiff and brittle.
- Let them air dry at room temperature.