The Sure Way To Reduce Creasing In Your Leather Shoes

It’s inevitable, your leather shoes are bound to crease! If someone is claiming to have crease-free leather, run for the hills because it's unearthly (and that isn’t a good thing).

There are several factors that may contribute to your shoes creasing, which have nothing to do with the quality of leather. Read on to learn about what causes the leather to wrinkle and how to make them look brand-new.



What Causes Leather to Crease?

If you find that your leather is creasing, it could be an indicator that something is wrong.. But it doesn’t necessarily mean that there is anything wrong with the leather itself. Check out these common components that could be the cause.

  • Fit:  Be sure to purchase the right size shoe. If your shoes are too large, then you are more likely to crease them due to flexing. Although ill-fitted shoes may cause more creasing, it doesn’t mean that well-fitted shoes will crease less. However, the creases will be less prominent in a properly sized shoe.

  • Style: The style and cut of a shoe may also cause wrinkles. Plain, cap toe shoes are more likely to crease than a semi or full brogue shoe. Plain shoes tend to crease more due to the shoe lasting process and tension at the upper.

    • Shoe Lasting: This is a process whereas a shoemaker wraps the leather around the mold to help give the shoe its shape. The less amount of time a shoe is lasted results in more loose space and more creasing to come.

    How To Reduce Wrinkling In Your Leather Shoes

    Use a shoe tree when you aren’t wearing your shoes, this will help the shoe retain its original shape and helps keep the leather tight. It will also stretch out any current creases.

    Another great method to help reduce the risk of more wrinkles is to utilize a shoe horn when putting on your shoes. The horn helps you to slip your feet in more easily and takes away the need to flex.

    Try these methods & don’t sweat so much when your leather does crease!

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