The biggest mistake most people make is neglecting to care for their shoes after bringing them home but you have to put some time and effort into the fabric and the soles of your shoes, and they will stand up to whatever punishment your feet inflicts.
Below are some ways to take better care and prolong the lifespan of your shoes.
Don’t wear the same pair of shoes for two days in a row, even though they are your favourite pairs; limit the way you wear them to twice a week but not consecutively and if they are your work shoes, allow them to air dry for at least twenty four hours before you wear them again.
For suede shoes, try to always prevent moisture contact and use a brush to lightly brush off dirt and dust from it regularly, as often as you can, treat them with a suede spray that resist water, salt and mud so they won’t be damaged by the elements and to also make it looks neat and radiant but try not to use it often as too much moisture affects your suede shoe.
To remove tough stains or marks from your shoes, try swabbing with nail-polish remover and then wiping clean, if the whole shoe starts darkening, spray with a 50/50 mixture of water and lemon juice and let it sit in the sun for a full .
Lastly, clean the insides of your shoes regularly to prevent odours, clean them with alcohol or a drop of tea tree oil (an anti fungal agent); it is advisable not to use a sponge on your shoes because it damages the shoe fabric and also try to buy a waterproof protector to spray on your new shoes, it is affordable and it helps keep the surface from getting marred if they get wet in the rain