Maximum Mileage: 8 Easy Ways to Extend the Life of Your Elevator Shoes

Your shoes are your friends. It’s only natural to want to preserve them. Looking after your elevator shoes so they last longer can make a big difference over time, if it means you're less likely to buy new ones before you need to.

So we asked our elevator shoes community, from loyal customer to passionate GoldMoral designers, how they get the most out of their gear. We don’t have all the answers, but there’s a lot we can learn from each other — so check out our favorite pearls of wisdom below, find the ones that work for you, and let’s do this together.

1.Clean Them Regularly

Imagine your elevator shoes sparkling like a starry sky after being rescued from the clutches of filth, dust, and unsightly stains. The key to keeping your beloved shoes looking like new for as long as possible is to clean them regularly. Remove any dirt or dust by using a delicate brush or a lint-free cloth. Use a moist towel or a leather cleaner specifically designed for stubborn stains. Always keep in mind that a spotless shoe is an aesthetic delight and an indicator of its durability.

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2.Use Shoe Trees

Embrace the enchantment of shoe trees, the hidden champions of shoe saving. These fantastical wooden creations can protect your shoes from the creases that might ruin their otherwise exquisite shape. Plus, shoe trees are great for absorbing smells and moisture, so your shoes will be fresh and ready for anything.

3.Don’t Forget to Dry

Moisture, the stealthy enemy of shoe longevity, can wreak havoc on your beloved elevator shoes. After each exhilarating outing, grant your shoes the gift of a gentle breeze and a moment of tranquility. Allow them to bask in the embrace of natural air and sunlight, tenderly drying away any residual dampness. Remember, haste is the enemy of preservation, so resist the temptation to expose your shoes to harsh heat sources, which could lead to irreversible damage. Patience, dear friend, is the key to unlocking the secrets of enduring footwear.

4.Give Shoes a Break — and Consider a Rotation

By introducing new companions into your footwear repertoire, you allow your elevator shoes the luxury of rest, rekindling their spirit and resilience. Let each pair take turns in the spotlight, ensuring that no shoe is burdened with the weight of constant use. With this harmonious rotation, your shoes will march through the sands of time with grace and longevity.

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5.Know When (and How) to Wash

In life, some shoes inevitably encounter trials that leave them tarnished and weary. Fear not, for the art of washing can breathe new life into even the most beleaguered footwear. However, before embarking on this cleansing quest, it is vital to understand the intricacies of washing each shoe type. Leather shoes demand a gentle touch, a caress of mild soap or a specialized leather cleaner, followed by a tender conditioning to prevent the cruel fate of dryness. For the fabric or synthetic siblings in your collection, heed the manufacturer's guidance or opt for a gentle machine wash if fate permits. Remember, the restoration of your shoes lies within the realm of patience and air-drying.

6.Wear socks

Our feet can get very sweaty. In fact, our feet have more than 200,000 sweat glands, more than any other area of the body. Wearing socks helps to absorb perspiration from your feet rather than allowing it to penetrate the materials of your shoes. This reduces smell and the need to wash your shoes on a frequent basis. Additionally, dry feet are happy feet. Excess moisture around your feet can help avoid problems like fungal toenails and athlete's foot. 

If you wish to avoid socks, consider wearing open-toed shoes. Stick to sandals made of breathable, moisture-wicking materials such as cork and properly treated leather. with other words, go sockless with barefoot shoes.

7.Cushioning is Key

The cushioning within your elevator shoes holds the key to unparalleled comfort and support. Alas, with the passage of time, this cushioning may succumb to wear and tear. Fear not, for salvation lies in the realm of replacement insoles. Treat your shoes to the gift of rejuvenated cushioning, sourced from the realm of high-quality replacements. With each step, you will not only savor unrivaled comfort but also extend the lifespan of your cherished footwear.

8.Repair What You Can

Renew your treasured elevator shoes with the power of timely repairs and routine maintenance. Always be on the lookout for symptoms of wear and tear, such as loose stitching or worn-out soles. Minor repairs can be a gratifying effort for those brave individuals who have a talent for doing it themselves. Nevertheless, it is essential to consult with skilled shoe repair services for the most complex issues. You may turn these obstacles into opportunities to extend the life of your shoes by fixing them quickly.

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