1. Clean Before Storing: Make sure shoes are clean and dry before storing them. Brush off any dirt and let them air out if they are sweaty or damp.
  2. Use Shoe Trees or Stuffing: Insert shoe trees (wooden or plastic) or crumpled paper inside the shoes to help maintain their shape.
  3. Store in a Cool, Dry Place: Avoid storing shoes in direct sunlight or in damp areas, as this can cause leather to crack or mold to develop.
  4. Consider the Shoe Material: Different materials may require specific care. For example, suede and leather should be stored differently than canvas or synthetic materials.
  5. Use Shoe Boxes or Breathable Bags: Shoe boxes can protect shoes from dust and light. If using boxes, label them or take a picture of the shoes to easily identify them later. Alternatively, breathable fabric shoe bags are good for storing and protecting shoes.
  6. Rotate Shoes: Avoid wearing the same pair of shoes every day. Rotate your shoes to allow them to air out and reduce wear.
  7. Keep Shoe Care Products Handy: Store shoe polish, brushes, and other care products near your shoes so you can maintain them easily.
  8. Consider Shoe Racks or Shelving: If you have many pairs of shoes, consider using a shoe rack or shelving unit to keep them organized and easily accessible.