Wet Shoes?

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Wet Shoes?

Leather and water is not really an ideal combination. Unless specifically treated to be water-proof, leather absorbs water and this tends to affect the shape, look and feel of the shoes, apart from aging it faster.

If your shoes do get wet, however, they should be dried as soon as possible. The ideal way is to leave them on their sides in the shade and not in direct sunlight.

If your shoes are regularly polished it adds a water repellent quality to them. This is important because, the less water is absorbed by leather, the longer it will last.

Stuffing the wet shoes with newspaper or tissue paper is a good idea too. The paper absorbs the moisture from within as well as helps retain the original shape of the shoe while the leather dries.