DIY Shoe Care: Tips for Making Your Favourite Shoes Last Longer

Welcome to ComfySole's blog, where we are committed to not only offering stylish footwear but also empowering our wonderful community of women with valuable tips and tricks. Today, we're delving into the art of DIY shoe care, sharing simple yet effective techniques to ensure your favourite shoes stand the test of time. By adopting these practices, you can extend the life of your beloved footwear, saving you money and maintaining the comfort and style you cherish.

1. Cleanliness is Key:

Regularly cleaning your shoes is the first step towards preserving their beauty and longevity. Different materials require different care, so remember to use appropriate cleaning agents. For leather shoes, a soft brush and leather cleaner work wonders, while a damp cloth with mild soap is ideal for canvas, mesh or fabric shoes. Avoid using harsh chemicals that may damage the material.

2. Proper Storage:

When you're not wearing your shoes, store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to prevent colour fading. Invest in a shoe rack or individual shoe boxes to prevent them from getting crushed or deformed. Stuffing them with tissue paper can help retain their shape and absorb excess moisture. Alternatively, keep the foam paddings in your shoes that arrive when you first receive your ComfySole package!

3. Rotation is Key:

Avoid wearing the same pair of shoes every day. Give them a break and rotate your footwear collection to prevent excessive wear on a particular pair. This not only extends the life of each shoe but also allows them to air out between wears.

4. Weatherproof Your Shoes:

If you live in an area with unpredictable weather, consider weatherproofing your shoes to protect them from rain. Waterproof sprays are available for various materials and create an invisible barrier, keeping moisture at bay and preserving the shoe's integrity.

5. Sole Savvy:

Pay attention to the soles of your shoes. When you start to notice signs of wear, such as thinning or uneven treads, consider getting them resoled by a professional cobbler or, if your pair of ComfySole shoes is wearing out, contact our customer support team about getting a discount for your next pair! A well-maintained sole ensures better support and traction.

6. Fix It Up:

Small repairs can make a big difference in extending the life of your shoes. Keep an eye out for loose stitching, detached soles, or damaged heel caps. If you're handy with a needle and thread, some repairs can be done at home.

7. Pamper Your Feet:

Proper foot care not only benefits your well-being but also your shoes. Keep your feet moisturised and maintain well-groomed toenails to prevent any potential damage to the shoe's interior.


By incorporating these simple DIY shoe care practices into your routine, you can make a significant impact on the longevity of your favourite footwear. Taking care of your shoes not only preserves their beauty but also ensures that they remain comfortable and supportive for years to come. Remember, a little effort goes a long way in keeping your feet happy and your style on point!

Should you ever need new footwear or expert advice, feel free to contact us or shop now - we're here to assist you every step of the way.