Worried about your bench-made brogues taking a beating once the weather takes a turn for the worst? Here are three simple ways to ensure your favourite dress shoes survive the winter.
Buy a Pair of Galoshes
They slip on easily over your dress shoes, and will not only keep them clear of slushy, salt-covered sidewalks, but will also provide you with some added grip for walking over icy surfaces.
Brush and Polish Regularly
Even with overshoes, salt — which damages the leather — has a nasty habit of finding its way onto shoes in the winter. Keep them fresh with a thorough wipe-down every couple of days.
Invest in Cedar Shoe Trees
Nothing helps to preserve a great pair of dress shoes better. The unvarnished wood will serve to eliminate odours and maintain the shoe’s shape.
Written by: Yang-Yi Goh