It’s hard to tear yourself away from your favourite pair of boots, your weather-proof pumps or your go-with-anything trainers. But you may wish to reconsider, based on this advice from one footwear expert.
Jim Kass of American shoe company Allen Edmonds (it’s massive across the pond), said in order to “extend the life of your shoes” one must adopt a wardrobe rotation policy.
Why? Because we sweat, and “if you wear the same pair every day, your shoes don’t have ample time to dry and they won’t maintain their shape,” he told Business Insider.
Choosing a different pair every day, rather grossly, allows them to dry out and stay in the form they are supposed to. And if you’re REALLY concerned about your footwear, invest in a shoe tree, as demonstrated here by Amazon.
“A lot of shoes have cushioning built into them, usually some sort of open-cell compression material,” Kass adds. To maintain shoe comfort and protect your feet, these also need time to spring back.
Looks like we’ll have to get a little more creative with our wardrobe choices in the future. Austerity just doesn’t stretch to extra kicks.
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Originally published 21st August 2017