As the end of summer approaches, now is the perfect time to get in a last minute vacation. However, whether you’re traveling around the world for business or pleasure, one thing is certain. It is essential that you keep your shoes shined and at their most presentable. After all, the foot you step in foreign lands should be the best one you can put forward.
Here at FootFitter, we realize you have enough to worry about when traveling around the world. That’s why we made learning how to care for your shoes on-the-go easy. Keep reading to find out the products that should follow you to your destination.
Store them in a travel-care bag.
First things first, you have enough going on with all the clothes and accessories you have to jam into your luggage. Don’t let your shoe care products be something that just get lost in the shuffle.
When it comes to packing polish, brushes and other tools for your dress shoes, stick them in a convenient travel bag.
That way, you aren’t just throwing loose products into your luggage or carry-on that will be difficult to find later. In addition, you save the risk of products opening and making a mess on top of your other belongings.
Your pricey suits are another thing that should be kept separate. Naturally, a wrinkled suit is not a good complement to your shiny shoes.
Be mindful how you store items you decide to bring with you on your trip.
Packing everything within smaller organizers in your luggage will keep you on-time and looking sharp.
Keep them safe from the elements.
It’s fun visiting tropical locations while traveling around the world. However, the elements may be something your shoes aren’t used to. This can mean alternate weather like added rain or wind but it can also mean new terrains and irritants to get jammed in your shoes.
Whether you’re trying to keep your dress shoes or sneakers clean, a good brush is the first thing you’ll need. Using a horsehair brush is ideal for dress shoes because it is gentle on leather while still effectively removing scuffs, stains and pebbles stuck in your soles. Similarly, boar bristle brushes are another sturdy but soft option for your sneakers.
Also, when it comes to caring for your sneakers while traveling around the world, a water and stain repellant gives you added protection as you enter the unknown.
Prepare them for that international business meeting.
Not all trips are for pleasure. Sometimes traveling around the world means attending several business meetings. This ensures that you’ll want your shoes looking their absolute best so you give the ultimate lasting impression.
Polish should be one of the first things you slide into your travel bag. Polishing dress shoes and heels revives dull colors and makes your shoes look new, even if you didn’t have time to go shopping before hitting the airport.
While your shoe trees are something you might think to leave at home, they can actually be very useful when traveling.
With shoes getting deflated or bent while being tossed around your luggage, shoe trees can help them regain their form.
On your off time from busy meetings, pop the trees into your shoes and treat yourself to some room service while they effortlessly shape your shoes.
In addition, shoe trees help to absorb any leftover moisture and leave your shoes smelling fresh.
Bring your electric shoe polisher to save time.
The ultimate time saver while traveling is to make a little extra room for your electric shoe polisher. While traveling around the world, you want most of your time to be spent on seeing your new destination, not cleaning your shoes.
Luckily, an electric shoe polisher takes the job down to a matter of seconds. Simply slide the machine across your shoes with a little polish before you head out.
The gleam will be so undeniable, all the locals won’t be able to help but admire your shiny shoes.