It’s far too easy to wear the same pair of shoes day in and day out — especially if they hit that sweet spot of being appropriate for both work and play.
But if you really want that pair to last, you should start giving them some frequent breaks, according to an expert.
Jim Kass, head of production at the men’s shoe giant Allen Edmonds, recently told Business Insider that the way to get the most out of your footwear is to “rotate your shoes and use quality shoe trees after each wear.”
As you wear your shoes, the leather soaks up the perspiration given off by your feet (no, no one is exempt from this fact), which is totally fine — as long as you give your shoes a chance to dry.
“If you wear the same pair every day, your shoes don’t have ample time to dry and they won’t maintain their shape,” Kass added.
And they’ll get pretty stinky, too, not to mention that damp leather is more prone to scratches — hardly desirable qualities in a smart shoe.
So at the very least, get yourself one other pair, and create your very own footwear tag team.
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