7 Shoe Hacks You Will Swear Your Life On This Monsoon !
Monsoon is the season of beauty and greenery, not until you remember the unpleasant potholes filled with mud, you getting drenched, having cold, endless traffic and this is a nightmare. It is essential to keep both your feet & shoes clean and tidy to avoid severe skin problems to culminate. Here’s the perfect article for you on how to take care of your shoes during rainy season !
1. BYE BYE BOOGIES !
Endeavor to always look out for your shoes (used and unused) before the rain starts. If shoes are left unattended to, the house gathers moist and dust and your shoes can get covered in them. DUST BREEDS FUNGI. Take care of your shoes by wiping and dusting them off appropriately. Air dry them if necessary. Apply leather conditioner for leather shoes.
2. FREEZE ? WAIT, WHAT ??
You heard me right. Or let’s say, you read it right. After you must have tried different DIY tricks for your shoes you can go ahead to freeze the shoes. Freezing your wet shoes helps to get your shoes dried and also to kill any breeding bacteria that causes the shoe to smell. First, get a hand dryer and dry off some water the shoe has soaked in. Put your shoe in a resealable or zip lock bag, double the bag for extra precaution (we don’t want our shoes dripping with water into our freezer). Put it in the freezer overnight and voila! Fresh shoes the following day.
3. EWW ! STINKPOT !
Powdering your shoes is just an easy way to make your shoes dry, they are no longer moist. We mostly care about the exterior of our shoes but the interior like the insoles and the wall of your shoes are also to be taken care of. To avoid the decay of walls of your shoes, sprinkle talcum powder (A. K. A dusting powder or baby powder) in your shoes from time to time. The powder helps to absorb the moist and gives the much needed instant freshness.
4. VODKALALA !
For y’all who think alcohol is only for those that drink or bake cake, then you are wrong. Alcohol has been an excellent remedy for a lot of home tricks. If your shoes get wet, you can get rid of germs and disinfect your shoe by dabbing alcohol on a cotton bud/wool and use it to rub the inside of your shoe. For precaution, avoid using the cotton with alcohol to rub the outer area of your shoe as the material used there might get ruined by substance like alcohol. The alcohol also evaporates any excess moist.
5. YOUR MUD-BUD
LET IT DRYYYY !! Yes; Patience baby ! Especially if the mud is much. It is easier to remove the mud when dry than when it is wet. Scrape off the mud using a brush. You can also rub off the dirt with a soft damp cloth.
6. AIR DRY NOT SUN DRY
Sun drying your shoes seems like a faster and easier option but note that the sun may cause some damages because of the harshness of the rays. The shoe might not be able to withstand the pressure and would begin to give up. It is better to use the fan or air dry your shoe. If you decide to sun dry your shoe, you have to put them where the intensity of the sun is less.
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7. DON’T DUMP IT LIKE YOUR EX !
Ugh ! No No ! Don’t just dump your shoes after wearing them. A lot of people do this and it causes more damage to your shoes. After wearing any shoe, endeavour to clean them up if they are stained. Store them in a cool and dry place (cliché but true). Also be sweet to the fasteners as well. Do them zippers and buckles right !
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PRO TIPS (CAUSE WE CARE) :
* Finally don’t wear shoes that slip off your feet because wrong size or shoes with no traction at all on the sole cause the shoe to slip. Use a sandpaper to scrub the sole of your shoe for a rough sole and more friction.
* As your feet are more prone to exposed to the rains, feet care is equally important along with skincare and hair care basics. Monsoon can lead to smelly feet, fungal infections, soft macerated skin and allergies if no proper precautions are taken. This is the time when you need to put in a little more effort to take care of your feet and keep them clean and beautiful. For easy hacks and no-time tricks, visit