Tips to Extend the Lifespan of Your Shoes

When we buy shoes for the whole family, we usually make a significant expense and we want them to last a long time so we don't have to buy them again soon. When we choose shoes like those from Pisamonas, we know we're investing in quality, resistant, and durable footwear, but it never hurts to know some tips that help us extend their lifespan and avoid having to replace them prematurely.


Smart Rotation: The key to balanced wear


One of the best ways to ensure that your shoes don't wear out quickly is to practice smart rotation. This means not wearing the same pair of shoes every day, but alternating between several pairs. It may seem contradictory that to avoid having to buy shoes frequently, we recommend having more pairs to rotate, but if you think about it, it makes sense that wear and tear is reduced if we give each pair enough time to air out and recover from daily use.

Rotation can also be done by using appropriate footwear for each activity, for example:

  • A pair of trainers like these velvet ones for walking, jumping, and playing in the park;
  • A pair of dress shoes for weekends, holidays, and special occasions;
  • A pair of school shoes for daily use at school and everyday activities;
  • A pair of wellies for rainy days...

Bacl to school shoes

It's what has been done for generations; we haven't invented anything new. What we can remind you of, however, is that to have shoes to rotate in your daily life, you can take advantage of offers and promotions that arise throughout the year. For example, with Pisamonas' 3 for 2 offer, you can renew three pairs by paying for only two, and they don't have to be the same model or size. You can mix and match any type of shoes, sneakers, or accessories.

Pisamonas' offers

Take care of your shoes from day one: cleaning and maintenance


Proper care from the beginning can make the difference between your favorite shoes lasting you a month or the entire season. To do this, pay attention to these points:

  • Daily cleaning. Cleaning your shoes every time you wear them or regularly is essential to prevent the buildup of dirt and stains. Use a soft brush or a damp cloth to clean the outer surface and make sure to remove dust and dirt from the soles.
  • Protection. Applying a waterproof spray like this can help protect your shoes from rain and liquid stains. This is especially important for leather footwear, which tends to be more sensitive to water damage.
  • Maintenance. Depending on the material of your shoes, they may need specific care. For example, you can use a cleaner like this for suede footwear, or a special sponge to keep leather shoes shiny.

Cleaned shoes

Proper Storage: Protect Your Shoes When Not in Use


Storing your shoes properly is another key factor in extending their lifespan. Remind your little ones to put them away when they're done wearing them and not leave them lying around as soon as they come home. Here are some simple tips you can share with them to help them take responsibility for keeping their shoes in the best condition.

  • Use shoe trees. Shoe trees help maintain the shape of your shoes and prevent deformation. Use them whenever possible, especially for leather and suede shoes that tend to lose their shape over time. If you don't have any, you can always spend an afternoon making some at home with a few materials. You can find plenty of tutorials online.
  • Store them in a cool, dry place. Heat and humidity can damage the material of your shoes, so make sure to store them in a cool, dry place, preferably in their original boxes. However, the most important thing is to avoid leaving them exposed to the sun for too long, as this can cause them to lose colour or the material to deteriorate.
  • Use breathable bags. If you need to store your shoes in boxes or bags when traveling or storing them in the attic during seasonal changes, make sure they are breathable to prevent the growth of fungi and bacteria due to moisture accumulation.


How to restore worn-out shoes?


And if you have worn-out shoes that you're going to throw away, remember that you can always try to restore them. Join the philosophy of "here nothing is thrown away, everything is repaired"!

  • Home repair: Clean them thoroughly and use shoe repair kits to cover small holes or cracks.
  • Visit the cobbler: If the damage is on the sole and the rest is in perfect condition, you can always take them to your trusted cobbler to have them replaced.
  • Power of creativity: You can experiment with different techniques to redecorate your old canvas shoes or antique shoes, by bleaching them, using special paint, or applying fabric patches. This way, you not only restore the footwear but also give it a unique and personalized style.

With these simple tips, you can extend the lifespan of your shoes and keep them in perfect condition to last the entire season. Remember that proper care from the beginning can make a difference, so don't skimp on time and effort when it comes to maintaining your favourite shoes in optimal condition.


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