For many outdoors enthusiasts, there’s nothing that can compare to a quality leather boot. If you have leather footwear that you use on a daily basis, however, you may be wondering how you can best care for it and keep it looking great. Creases and folds often appear in leather boots and shoes. Over time, these creases could potentially damage the structural integrity of your shoe, and cause it to wear down prematurely.
There are a number of things that can cause leather shoes to crease. For instance, if shoes are improperly stored, creases may form. Additionally, shoes that don’t fit correctly are much more likely to develop creases than shoes that fit properly. One of the best ways to prevent creases from occurring in the first place is to make sure that the fit is correct when you visit your favorite women’s shoe store in Basalt, CO.
Thankfully, there are a number of ways that savvy shoe owners can remove creases from their shoes. The best way to remove creases from your shoe largely depends on the type of leather used to produce it, the age of the leather and the condition of the shoe. Be sure to consult with an expert at your local shoe shop to learn more about their preferred techniques for crease removal.
Here are just some of the ways that you can remove creases and minimize potential damage to leather footwear:
- Use a blow dryer: Consider heating your shoes’ leather with a blow dryer. Heat the leather from a distance, and put a large shoe tree inside the shoe. Make sure to extend the leather without stretching it too much while heating it. While heating the leather, massage the shoe’s creases.
- Iron the shoes: If more direct heat is needed to massage creases out of your shoe, consider applying an iron to your shoes. Cover the creased area with an old cotton rag, and gently massage the shoe with your iron on its lowest heat setting. It’s important to understand that this method may cause the leather to burn or discolor if you’re not very careful.
- Massage with oil: Clean the shoe, and apply a gentle oil. Massage the leather carefully and consistently. This may remove small creases from the shoe, and it can help you hydrate the leather, which could prevent further damage.
- Reshape with alcohol: Alcohol relaxes leather. Apply a small amount of rubbing alcohol, diluted with water, directly onto the shoe from a spray bottle. Massage the creases, and then treat the shoe with shoe cream and beeswax to rehydrate and protect the leather.
Midland Shoe has been a premier women’s shoe store in Basalt, CO since opening for business 1992. We sell high-quality footwear that is fashionable and promotes and outdoors-oriented lifestyle. We’re proud to sell some of the top footwear brands in the industry, including Icebug, Ugg, Merrell and more. To learn more about our fully stocked inventory of outdoors shoes, reach out to one of our friendly sales representatives today.