It’s been rainy recently and that doesn’t bode well for our leather shoes. You probably already know this – leather and water just don’t mix.
- Don’t fret. Here’s what you should do when your shoes get wet.
- Remove your wet shoes
- Ball up newspapers and stuff your shoes to draw out moisture
- You don’t want direct heat on your shoes, trust me on this, don’t try to speed up the drying process with a hair dryer. That will only dry out your leather shoes and eventually leads to cracking.
- After your shoes are dry, you can use a shoe tree to further draw out any remaining moisture and that restores the shape of your shoes as well
If you know that the weather might not be on your side for this period, you can protect your shoes by waterproofing it. It will not make your shoes waterproof so to speak, but it will at least offer some kind of protection. If you missed out on our previous post on how to waterproof, you can check that out here.
I hope this helps!