How To Fix Shoe Wrinkles
Guys, any tips of fixing or eliminating shoe wrinkles in the future? Some of my shoes get them, some don't.
Fix Creases in Leather Shoes
Our users shared their thoughts below. Generally speaking, the best way to avoid the wrinkling is prevention. You should purchase shoe trees and put shoe trees on your shoes as soon as you get home. You should also wear your shoes in rotation giving them time to "recover." Do not wear the same shoes on back to back days.
I use shoe tree religiously for all of my shoes and haven't had the wrinkling occur.
As SEC said, buy shoes trees, decent quality cedar trees, not plastic or anything else. When you get home, take your shoes off and put the trees in as soon as possible, preferably still warm and moist from your hard day at work. The trees will help keep the form while drawing the moisture out.
Lastly, the best way to keep your shoes in good condition is to not wear them two days in a row. Obviously, that means buying 2 pairs of dress shoes, but the theory is that rotating will make them last longer, thus providing you a better return on your investment. I realize that might seem a bit crazy, but it's probably all the more important for IBers because the recovery time for their shoes to dry out is substantially less than the average worker bee.
Most people getting home at 6pm and taking their shoes off have a solid 12 hours before putting them back on. For lots of bankers, that might be 4-8 hours depending on the day...so give it some thought if you can spare the change.
User @TNA" explained how to rehab already creased shoes.
- Get leather cleaner and use it.
- Get leather conditioner and use it.
- Polish when step 1 and 2 is done.
- Insert shoe tree.
Different leathers wear differently, but you should be able to help those shoes out some.
Allen Edmonds Shoe Trees
You can find this popular shoe tree - Allen Edmonds on Amazon.
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