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7 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Shoes January 31, 2017

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7 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Shoes, Brighton, New York

It’s a sad day when your favorite pair of shoes begins to show signs of deterioration. However, there are ways to keep your shoes in the best shape for a long time. Rochester, NY’s Sofia Shoe Repair Service has some helpful tips for extending the life of your shoes and revitalizing your favorite pair.

7 Ways to Keep Shoes in Good Shape

shoesUse a Shoe Horn

Jamming and wiggling your foot into your shoes and taking them on and off without a shoe horn wears out the heels easily. Using a shoe horn will protect the heel from being crushed.

Dry Your Shoes

Always let your shoes dry completely, both inside and out. Wearing different shoes on consecutive days will also allow the other pair to dry thoroughly.

Take Care of Leather

Before polishing, use leather cleaner for dirt and dust and then apply a leather conditioner. This maintains the natural beauty of the leather. If you use shoe cream, it should be the same color or slightly lighter than the color of the leather. Finally, buff the shoes with a soft brush once the cream has dried.

Use Shoe Trees

Cedar shoe trees are designed to absorb moisture and keep your shoe’s shape. Always put one in each of your shoes when you take them off.

Protect Shoes While Traveling

Using a shoe bag or a soft material in which to wrap the shoes will protect your favorite pair from scratches. This is particularly useful if you’re traveling and your shoes are susceptible to damage inside your suitcase.

Protect From Moisture

To keep leather safe from wet weather, consider using rubber overshoes as well as waterproofing leather shoes. When leather gets wet, it wears out more quickly.

Bring Them for Maintenance

Regular maintenance on your favorite shoes will keep them in good shape for longer. If you notice any signs of damage, bring them to Sofia Shoe Repair Service. They also offer a free shoe inspection.

Sofia Shoe Repair Service specializes in keeping your shoes in great shape for as long as possible. From shoe repair to resoling and dyeing, this locally-owned shop has more than 72 years of experience in providing customers with quality service. To learn about their services, visit their website or call (585) 244-5907.

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