Shoes can often require some maintenance. Below we explain a trick that shoemakers use. It will surprise you.
Paper on shoes is a simple but effective remedy to protect your favorite shoes.
Shoes: the shoemaker’s tip
We saw some good shoes, they are on sale. We go into the store, we are going to try them on but unfortunately they don’t fit us perfectly. Despite this, we decided to buy them anyway. There is a small remedy to recover their shape and keep them perfect.
It’s the paper thing, which actually also serves to keep our shoes always in shape, especially those made of genuine leather, which, being soft by nature, could favor their shape.
You don’t need who knows what paper, you can simply reuse it from old newspapers or advertising brochures that are often found abandoned around the house. Let’s see how to put into practice the method that shoemakers also use.
The paper, placed inside the shoes every night, will prevent them from becoming deformed or, if more paper than necessary is used, from coming off a little, spreading where the shoe could hurt.
In addition, paper has another function, which is to absorb moisture . Therefore, in the shoe rack, every time we take off our shoes, we have to place paper balls there, which will not only keep the shoes in shape but will also absorb their moisture, preventing the appearance of odor.
The paper should be put on the shoes even if the shoes have become very wet. Imagine an unexpected rainy day and your favorite sneakers, not suitable for getting wet, soaked. Luckily, if you put the paper inside, you can pick them up and let them dry overnight.
Therefore, it is necessary to make a ball with the paper and insert it through the collar of the shoes. The shoes will stay taut naturally. To be able to join larger sheets of paper, you can use masking tape. The ball, to keep the shoes in shape, must stretch and trace the shape of the fit . The shoes will have to stay like this until we use them next time. Crumpled papers will have to be replaced at least once a month, especially if we use the shoes in question quite frequently.
Cardboard can serve the same purpose. In fact, this will allow the shoes to maintain their shape even more. The cardboard will need to be curved to follow the shape. The top of the box should be facing up. For lower shoes, the amount of paper or cardboard needed will be less. Once you try this method, you won’t quit.