March 23, 2023

How to properly store your shoes

By Victoria Cirigliano
How to properly store your shoes

Proper shoe storage is important to help maintain the shape, quality, and longevity of your shoes. We’ve already talked about how you can take care of your leather shoes in a previous blog post, but now we want to tell you a little bit about shoe storage! There’s not one single way to store shoes, but there are certain measures you can take to make sure your shoes will last as long as possible. Here are some tips!

messy shoes

Always wait for them to dry
This is annoying during snowy or rainy months, but it’s essential to prevent shoes from deteriorating. Make sure your shoes are completely dry before storing them.

Use clear boxes
Boxes are a great option for storing shoes, as they provide protection from dust and light. Use clear plastic boxes and label them so you can easily find the shoes you're looking for.

Use shoe racks
Shoe racks are a convenient way to store shoes, and they allow for air circulation which can help prevent odors.

Avoid direct sunlight
Direct sunlight can fade and damage shoes, so avoid storing them in areas where they will be exposed to sunlight for extended periods of time.

Keep them away from pets
Pets can damage shoes by scratching or chewing on them, so keep your shoes in a place where pets can't reach them.

Store them in a cool, dry place
This will help prevent damage to the shoes and prevent them from developing odors. If you live in a very humid place, a dehumidifier is an effective way to remove excess moisture from the air in your closet.

Don't overcrowd the closet
Overcrowding your closet —or your shoe rack— can restrict airflow and make it difficult for clothes and shoes to dry out. Try to keep your storage spaces organized and avoid stuffing too many items in them. 

(If you have to) stack shoes properly
Avoid stacking heavy shoes on top of delicate or light shoes, as this can damage the structure of the lighter shoes. Try to stack shoes of similar weight and shape together.

Be creative
Sometimes you have to get creative when you have little space and many shoes (we’re not here to shame you, we’re also shoe fans). There are many beds that include built-in drawers that you can use for extra storage, or you can even use an ottoman with storage space!

Since they are made out of the most high-quality leather, Vicson shoes are meant to last a lifetime; but that’s only possible if you take care of them! You can browse our shoe collection, where you can find anything from slides to knee-high boots. Check them out!