Wearing your shoes

If the shoes are simply wet (the uppers are wet) put the shoes on their trees and if you have one, put the shoes on a shoe rack and let them dry. The frame allows the air to circulate around the shoe and dry out the sole, which is important.

If you do not have a shoe frame, then place the shoes on several sheets of newspaper in a well-aired place. Once again, drying out the sole is important

If the shoes are soaked (the inner linings and the inner sole of the shoe are wet) fill the shoes with newspaper, and, as before, elevate the shoes on a shoe rack. Drying out the soles is even more important if the shoes are soaked. If placed on newspaper and the nrewspaper becomes wet, change it.

If the shoes are soaked through then when dry again I would advise waxing them and resting them for 24 hoours before wearing them again.

Never heat the shoes to dry them, there is a good chance that the sudden expansion of the leather will crack the uppers. It will certainly dry them out and that is nearly as bad. If your feet sweat heavily and you heat the shoes when wet you are liable to get a salt stain which is almost impossible to remove.

Never wear shoes for two days running. Once you have worn a pair put them back on their trees and give them at least a day to rest.

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