Unique ways to take care of your shoes during the rainy season…
Seasons exist in other nations, such as Autumn, Spring, Summer, and Winter, but in Nigeria, we only have the dry and wet seasons.
The dry season lasts from October to February, whereas the rainy or wet season usually starts in April and lasts until October or November.
Keeping your shoes in good condition during the rainy season can be a difficult chore. However, drying and keeping them intact can help protect them from spoiling.
Here are some pointers to assist you to keep your shoes dry throughout the rainy season:
The shoes should be frozen
If you get your shoes wet, it is critical that you dry them thoroughly so that they endure a long time. The easiest technique to remove the odour from your shoes is to wash and dry them. You can use a washing machine’s dry section. To achieve full drying, use a hairdryer and a towel to remove extra moisture. As an added precaution, after the shoes have dried, double bag them and place them in the freezer overnight. This will destroy the germs responsible for shoe odour.
Alcohol is a great home treatment for removing shoe odour produced by improperly controlled dampness. Dab some alcohol on a cotton bud and rub it inside the shoe. Avoid using alcohol on the outer region of the footwear, especially if it is made of leather, since this may cause damage to the surface. Aside from aiding in the removal of odours, alcohol can also work as a disinfectant, eradicating bacteria while also removing dirt.
It is critical to look after the insides of your shoes. The inner soles and walls are prone to rot, shortening the life of your shoe. To prevent deterioration, sprinkle talcum powder on the inside sole from time to time, as the powder absorbs all moisture.
Make the shoes waterproof
Wouldn’t it be preferable if the rain simply repelled your shoes? The best way to accomplish this is to rub a small amount of Vaseline or beeswax over your shoes. We all know that the oily surface will not allow water to sit on it.
To waterproof your favourite pair of shoes, simply follow these simple steps:
- Apply Vaseline or wax on the outside of your shoes.
- Use a blow dryer on medium heat to blast all over the waxed surface to set it and give your shoe shine.
- Let it rest for a day. And there you have it! Your water-resistant sneakers are ready.
This not only keeps your shoes dry but also gives them a lovely sheen.