We’ve been in quarantine for almost a year now and it would make absolute sense if you haven’t used any of your sneakers regularly. Without the proper shoe care items, being unused for long periods of time can ultimately lead to them losing their sheen and durability.
And if you’re one of those sneakerheads who are worrying about keeping them fresh, clean, and looking deadstock, here are a couple of ways you can do it.
Shoe trees are devices shaped like a foot, and they are made to be placed inside your shoes.
Using shoe trees has a lot of benefits. One of these said benefits is the fact that it will help your shoes keep their shape. The best time to use a shoe tree is as soon as you take your sneakers off. The upper materials on your sneakers will be under a lot of stress after a day of wear. By inserting shoe trees, the leather will re-form back to its natural shape, this helps you avoid unwanted creasing of the materials on the upper of your shoes.
Shoe trees also help when you clean them because it gives your shoes some needed structural stability while you brush, polish, and clean them.
The best time to use a shoe tree is as soon as you take your sneakers off. The upper materials on your sneakers will be under a lot of stress after a day of wear. By inserting shoe trees, the leather will re-form back to its natural shape, and the shoe tree may wick away moisture, which may rot the lining and crack leather.
CLEAN THEM REGULARLY
Mud, grime, and potential water damage are threats your sneakers can face whenever you use them, so it definitely pays to be ready for anything. It doesn’t matter if you rarely use your sneakers; all that dirt and grime can definitely accumulate over time. And if you don’t clean your sneakers regularly, the stains can definitely be permanent.
Thankfully, the sneakerhead culture has cultivated a level of awareness for these concerns and sneaker cleaning solutions are now readily available.
Just clean your shoes every time you use them and your sneakers will stay amazing.
Clyde Cleaning Kit – P 800.00
CREP Protect Cleaning Kit – P 1,045.00
USE SHOE WIPES
If you’re one of the sneakerheads who can’t afford to expose your shoes to regular water/soap cleaning after every use because of a smaller rotation, you can also use shoe wipes.
Sneaker wipes are a lot like regular baby wipes, except their soaked in a sneaker cleaning solution. They’re a quick and convenient way to clean your sneakers on-the-go. And depending on how careful you are about where you walk, a pack of sneaker wipes can last for quite a bit of time before you run out of them.
KICKS Shoe Cleaning Wipes – P 290
If you’re interested in getting the sneaker care items featured in this blog and/or you’re interested in checking out our collection of sneakers, here are some ways you can shop with us.
📱 Chat & Collect – Message your nearest urbanAthletics branch via VIBER for order pick-up. Learn more here: www.urbanathletics.comph/pages/chatandcollect
🛒 Online purchase – Shop via URBANATHLETICS.COM.PH.
🚶🏻♂️Store visit - Drop by our stores at Greenbelt 3, S Maison at Conrad Manila, SM Fairview, and SM Megamall.
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