wrinkles on sneakers, anyone know how to get rid of or prevent?
September 7, 2009 12:59pm CST
Hey i just got some new Nike shoes not too long ago when i went to San Francisco but I've been kinda reluctant to wear them because i was worried about getting those creases/wrinkles you get on the front of your shoes, around right after the laces end and where it bends when you walk. Does anyone know how to prevent, minimize or get rid of them? Because i kinda want to keep the newness in my shoes as long as possible. I've seen some places sell these things that protect it, but i think that was when i was traveling and I'm not quite sure if their available where i live.
8 Sep 09
i haven't heard of products to prevent this thing. to me, i guess we cannot prevent these wrinkles on the shoes to appear because we walk bending our foot and in the process, the shoes too. i used to remember my late husband who was very keen on taking care of his shoes. when he arrives home and while watching tv after supper, he grabs his shoes and cleans them. before placing them on the rack, he inserts a mound of crumpled newspaper enough to fill in the hollow portion inside. i think it was getting good results as his shoes look good even with age. hope this would help ur problem. try it!
9 Sep 09
No problem, i was actually losing hope in finding a solution but then you came an offered that great idea. Thanks for posting your idea I will try it out and tell you how it goes. i think they should make more products for this, because there are a lot of people who'd like to keep their shoes in the best condition they can be.
7 Sep 09
I haven't done any research about that topic, but I don't think you can do something significant to prevent the wrinkles from occurring. I have the same problem, and if you have your sneakers made of leather, then trust me, wrinkles will be there just like wrinkles on our hands or faces. If you need suggestion, then maybe I would recommend you to use shoe polish to make leather more durable, but leather will still be leather, I am also worried about these wrinkles.