Rain, Rain, Go Away!
We’ve all had those days, especially during monsoons, where we don’t feel like stepping out of the house just because its raining and you can get your shoes dirty and muddy. Besides, it is not just your feet that require care during monsoon, your footwear needs attention too in order to make them last longer and look good as new.
Here are few tips and tricks that will help you out this monsoon season to take care of your footwear:
The footwear sitting in your wardrobe or closet are the ones that are at a high risk because during monsoon, there is a lot of humidity and moisture in the air that further gives rise to fungus and other such things which ruin your footwear. A smart way of escaping such an issue is to make sure you store your footwear in a dry place where the moisture won’t harm them. To be on the safer side, taking an extra precaution is always better. Stuffing your shoes in monsoon with newspaper or tissue paper does the trick. it keeps your shoes in monsoon dry and soaks in all the moisture which eliminates the chances of developing a fungus. If you can source silica gel pouches, they are good too!
DIY WATERPROOF SHOES:
During monsoon, fabric footwear gets wet due to the rain. the best way to transform. Your old fabric pair of shoes into new waterproof ones! You can coat your shoes with beeswax or just usual candle wax and then use a blow dryer to melt the wax into the fabric of your shoes. The wax makes your shoes in monsoon waterproof and you can easily wear them outside your house without actually worrying about your getting your feet wet because of the water.
CLEANING YOUR SNEAKERS:
With so much mud on the streets during monsoon, the white soles of your shes tend to get very dirty and muddy. To clean them easily and make them white and shiny again, you can use a toothpaste. Take the toothpaste onto a toothbrush and brush in on the white parts of your shoes like you would normally brush your teeth. after thoroughly brushing through your shoes, you can wipe the toothpaste off with a damp cloth or a tissue paper and you will get white shiny shoes in monsoon as good as new.
During the rainy season, due to the moisture, your feet tend to get smelly which is why your shoes in monsoon also get smelly. Easy fix for this problem is to put tea bags into your shoes and leave them overnight. The tea bags help soak the stinky smell in your shoes in monsoon and also saves you the embarrassment of having smelly feet or smelly shoes.
SLIP AWAY THE SLIPPERY:
Slippery shoes in monsoon are a big no-no during the monsoon as you may slip and fall and probably hurt yourself because of it. You can always use a sandpaper to help you in such a situation. Sanding down your shoes from the bottom part of your shoes makes them less slippery and durable and also easy as well as safe to wear during the monsoon.
CLEANING YOUR MUDDY FOOTWEAR:
Avoiding mud during monsoon is a difficult task and no matter how hard we try, there will always be a little mud that gets on your shoes. You can get rid of the mud on your fabric shoes by letting the mud dry and then you can brush it off using a toothbrush and your shoes in monsoon will be as good as new.
Try avoiding your leather as much as possible during monsoon. since leather requires the most care among the footwear, you should try avoiding it during the rainy season as much as possible in order to keep them intact and as good as new. if you must use your leathers, try using the spray that makes your leather waterproof. this is will help you keep your leathers away from any kind of damage that the monsoon water may cause.
These tips and tricks will help you out this monsoon season and let you have a peaceful monsoon without worrying about your shoes getting dirty. So, step out of your house and enjoy some great VadaPav or bhajiya this monsoon and do not worry about dirtying your shoes in monsoon because you are now prepared.