Moisture in shoes are a big problem.
They make your shoes squeak, they don’t last as long, they grow mold and mildew, they disintegrate faster, they smell, and much more.
That’s why it’s important to keep your shoes as dry as possible and eliminate moisture-related problems.
So in this article I’m going over 5 of the very best ways to keep your shoes moisture free.
As a fellow shoe fanatic, I want your shoes to last long and help you get the most life out of them.
Enjoy my article 🙂
1. Keep Them In a Dry Place
This means no hot and humid temperatures and no cold and damp places.
Shoes absorb lots of moisture and the only way to keep them dry is to keep them out of extreme conditions.
Store them in a dry place such as a closet, under the bed, on a shelf etc. Normal room temperatures are usually fine.
Places to avoid are: garages, basements, outside on the porch, enclosed spaces (due to lack of ventilation), etc.
2. Dry Them Every Night
If you’re using your shoes everyday, there’s a good chance they accumulate lots of sweat and moisture during the day.
I recommend putting your shoes in a dryer for 10 minutes at night or even let them sit by the fire.
You can take this step even further by stuffing them with newspaper which will absorb all the moisture trapped inside the shoe.
Pro tip: Remove the shoes insole before putting the newspaper inside and dry the insoles separately for best results.
3. Avoid Boxing Your Shoes
One huge mistake people make is boxing their shoes in a cardboard box, a plastic container or simply by hiding them inside a drawer.
However, these places get no ventilation so condensation builds up and your shoes absorb lots of the moisture.
And yes, that’s code for mold breeding ground. Avoid at all costs.
4. Don’t Leave Shoes in the Garage
The garage is prone to experiencing extreme cold conditions in the winter and humid conditions in the summer.
Either way, both will get moisture inside all of your shoes and speed up the disintegrating process.
It might seem easier to kick your boots off after a hard days work before walking into the house, but it’s not doing any favors for longevity.
5. Don’t Leave them Outside
So many people leave their shoes outside on the porch every night and it drives me insane.
This is actually one of the worse things you can do for your shoes.
That’s like sitting them in a pile of water every night and wondering why they’re not dry in the morning.
It’s the same thing, they’re been exposed to extreme conditions and rotting away faster.
Moisture can and will speed up the disintegrating process.
Shoes that are constantly exposed to moisture are going to grow mold and mildew and eat away the shoes.
These tips are designed to combat this issue and make your shoes last longer.
Well that concludes this article and I want to know if you have any tips you want to share.
Leave them down in the comments below 🙂