“Good soles need even better care.”
Soles are no different than souls and the better you care for them, the better they will stay by your side during tough times as the roads get harder. Shoes reflect one’s personality and when you care for your shoes, you are also taking care of yourself.
Even though you might have different shoes for different days and occasions, you should never let beautiful soles(shoes) sit unmoved in one place. Give them the care they need, after all, they are your solemates.
So, here a few ways in which you can take proper care of your shoes and see to that you have a long-term relationship with them:
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR KOLHAPURIS:
Beautiful soles don't ask much, all they need is a little attention from your day’s busy schedule and they are happy that way. Don’t let your shoes think that you no more care for them Just follow these simple tips and keep them entertained:
1. SHOES HATE MOISTURE:
Keep your kolhapuris away from moisture as moisture can result in the growth of bacteria which can cause the shoe material to break down easily when you finally wear them. Use desiccants like silica pouches or gels to keep them moisture and bacteria-free. In case you don’t have silica, you can stuff your shoes with newspapers and change them after a week or so, thereby KEEP THEM AWAY FROM DUST:
Incase if there is still fungus, this can be cleaned easily with the help of a dry cloth ,do not use damp cloth or a hair dryer just keep it out for sometime under the sun light .
It is never advisable to wear the same pair of shoes regularly but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be cleaned and kept dust-free. Excessive dust can lead to the loss of the natural shoe colour and make them look old. To keep your shoes new as always, polish/clean them on a regular basis. Also, keep your shoes safe and away from regularly used home slippers to avoid dust from settling on them. The best place to keep your shoes is the shoe closet, protecting your loved soles from moisture.
4. AWAY FROM DIRECT SUNLIGHT:
Extreme heat or direct sunlight can result in dry-rotting and can cause them to stiffen up thereby resulting in crumbling. Instead, keep your shoes in a controlled environment and ensure that they have a longer life span when you finally step out.
5. DON’T USE PLASTIC SHOEBOXES:
Soles need proper air circulation and therefore, plastic or even cardboard shoe boxes are never good for them. Use bags that are made of breathable fabric to store shoes and let easy and efficient air circulation. store the kolhapuris.