The 100% way to not let your shoe crease is by “NOT” wearing them. Said, someone!
Well, creasing is inevitable and there is fairly too much you can do to prevent it from happening. I read somewhere during this article research over the internet, that the only sure-fire way to prevent shoes from creasing is not to buy shoes at all. Nipping the evil in the bud some might say. Jokes apart, this article covers some suggestions, tips, guidelines on what you can do to minimize and sometimes even prevent creases from happening on your favorite pair of shoes.
A nice pair of shoes can last you a lifetime. Don’t hold me in court for this. But really everything that a person owns requires some TLC (Tender, Love, Caring). Similar is the case when it comes down to our own shoes that we own. Creases are somewhat inevitable and these originate by the movement of our foot inside the shoe. This results in pressurizing the outer body of the shoe and causes it to crease. However these creases aren’t the ugliest but you wouldn’t want to see them appearing very soon on your newly bought pair.
Let us first get down with the tips.
ALWAYS ENSURE TO PICK UP THE RIGHT SIZE
Never pick up a pair that doesn’t fit you. No matter how much you adore the pair you want to buy so badly, just steer clear from buying a shoe that isn’t your size. This is the first and the foremost reason creases tend to appear on your shoes. Creases often begin at the toe-box and gradually go all the way down to the end of the shoe.
TRY TO WEAR YOUR SHOES IN DRY CONDITIONS PRIOR TO NORMAL USE
This is mostly applicable to shoes that are made of pure leather. Advice that I can give you here is that try to wear these shoes without letting them get dried during their breakout period. And no, soaking them in water or jumping in your bathtub is not recommended. Since during the break-in period, if you let water get soaked into your shoes; then immediately after this period, the creases would start appearing, especially in the toe-box where your toes bend.
ALWAYS USE A SHOE HORN TO WEAR YOUR SHOES
Do not, I repeat do not ever put on your shoes without a shoe-horn. A shoehorn helps you to slide over the heel of your shoes over your foot with ease and comfort. This not only gives you the fastest way to slide on shoes that you are too bothered to un-lace, but also provide support to the back of the shoe, thus helping it remain crease-free.
EVER TRIED A SHOE-TREE?
It is always advised to use a shoe-tree to be kept in your shoes when you are not wearing them. Shoe-tree is the single best thing you can do for your shoes when you are not wearing them. This not only helps the shoe to remain crease-free but also helps absorb the excessive moisture present in the shoe after a long day of use. These are inexpensive equipment’s and can be easily and readily found in your local shoe store. You do not necessarily need to go overboard when purchasing a shoe tree as the cheapest one serves the same purpose as any high-end versions.
You should have at least 2 pairs of shoes that you use for work. Alternating between the two helps the shoes dry out completely before your next use. This is applicable especially during winter period’s which is right around the corner now.
ROLLED UP SOCKS
Right before you are packing your shoes for your next travel, get hold of those extra socks that you had kept in your luggage. Roll them into a sandwich and tuck them in tightly into the shoe before you pack. The socks will help aid and maintain the shape of the shoe when they go travelling in your tight-fitted suitcase.
TIPS TO ENSURE YOU DO NOT CREASE YOUR SHOES WHILE WALKING
Below mentioned tips will help you not crease your shoes and prolong their life and look.
GET YOURSELF A PAIR OF FORCEFIELDS
Nope, not the Jedi ones. Forcefields are paddings that you can slide inside your shoe and they go all the way down to your toe-box. This help prevent your shoes from creasing in most of the cases and are a great aid for your lovely leather wears.
ALWAYS TIGHTEN UP YOUR LACES
Always make sure that you tighten up your laces when you wear your shoes every day. I agree a little bit of dangling looks fancy and is the modern trend, but you wouldn’t want to risk your shoes to be creased along the way now would you? So tight those up right from the first eyelet all the way down to the end.
ALWAYS ENSURE YOU WALK CORRECTLY
Always maintain a straight posture while you are walking. This not only aids and supports your back but also is a great way to maintain the geometry of the shoe. I am not saying that the way you are walking right now is wrong, but the biggest shoe-noob move is to walk by applying pressure on your toes.
One last trick up my sleeve is, by ironing it with a wet towel. Yes, you read it right! Get any clean towel, not necessarily new; and throw it onto the creased area of your shoe. Hold your shoe erect in your hand by sliding in it for sturdiness. Then all you need to do is to iron the wet towel. The crease should supposedly go out or even settle down a bit.
Overall, these are the ways that you can aid in your shoes to not fall ill to the inevitable crease. I strongly recommend you try the suggestions above and if it worked for you, let me know down in the comment section below and I would be looking forward to replying back to you.