HOW TO UNCREASE SHOES AT HOME EASILY

Shoes have always been a crucial part of one’s personality. Unconsciously, everyone looks at your shoes when you meet them. Therefore, it is important to keep your shoes clean and perfect-looking. They tell you about your personality. Choose shoes that best go with your outfit. Furthermore, make sure that you are wearing them according to the occasion. What if you have to go to some party and you have got crease on your shoes. It won’t be a good idea to wear them with the crease. Additionally, it is not always possible to buy new shoes. What will you do in this scenario? Here is a guide for how to uncrease shoes at home easily. 

WHY DOES IT APPEAR

This can mostly happen to your leather sneakers or pumps. It never looks good and can be an embarrassing thing. Initially, you should know why this crease does appears on your branded shoes. There could be multiple reasons for this

Firstly it might be because of the bending of your shoe while walking. It is good if the shoe has more bending capacity. Because shoes made up of stiff material may hurt your feet.

Another cause of this crease might be bad fitting. Big size shoes are more capable of getting crease as they bend unnecessarily when you walk. Similarly, small-sized shoes also get creased easily as they do not get enough room to fit in. Additionally, shoes with bad quality leather are more likely to crease in a short span causing them to look uglier than ever. High-quality leather shoes are comparatively long-lasting in the manner of getting crease. In this way, you can use these multiple times.

Thirdly, the most neglected cause of creasing might be the design of your shoe. It also play role in making crease on your shoe. So for the purpose of removing crease, you must keep in mind the methods of how to uncrease shoes at home easily.

HOW TO UNCREASE SHOES AT HOME EASILY

If you search how to uncrease shoes at home you will get numerous methods of doing it. Let us see here the methods to uncrease shoes. 

WITH IRON

One of the most common methods of removing crease from your favorite shoe is ironing. It does not mean that you have to iron bare shoes. This method involves some steps which need to be followed properly to get the best results. This method got fame after a famous YouTuber Shantel Dé Bonsu shared it on her Twitter account. This thread of hack has been retweeted more than 130 k times since it was uploaded. The steps of the method are as follows

MATERIAL NEEDED

  • Hot water
  • Iron
  • socks or tissue for stuffing
  • towel

STEP 1

Firstly, you will need some socks, tissue paper or old cloth to stuff your shoe. Keep stuffing until the crease disappear. Furthermore, make sure that you stuff it enough so that crease will not move when you press the shoe from above.

STEP 2

After that, take the towel and soak it in the hot water. Drain the hot water from it making it damp enough.

STEP 3

Now, place that damp cloth over the crease.

STEP 4

Plugin the iron and wait till it gets hot.

STEP 5

Gently start ironing the creased area of your shoe. Keep lifting the iron to avoid the burning of shoes. This step might take time depending upon how stubborn a crease is.

Let the shoes cool down and you will see the reduced crease. The YouTuber itself shared responses to this method.

 NOTE 

A damp towel is used to protect shoes from burning.

WITH BLOW DRYER

Using a blow dryer to remove crease is a unique method. Most people are not familiar with this method. Additionally, it a risky method, and steps must be followed carefully. Because heat can damage the leather of your shoes permanently.

MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Blow dryer
  • Shoe trees
  • Shoe polish

STEP 1

First of all, apply some shoe polish or conditioner to the shoe. This will prevent the shoe from damaging when you apply direct heat.

STEP 2

Secondly, insert a shoe tree inside the shoe to give the shoe a rigid form. In this way, it will be easier to remove the crease.

STEP 2

Plugin the blow dryer and set it on a low setting.

STEP 3

Hold the dryer at least eight to ten inches away from leather because direct heat can damage the leather. Move the dryer back and forth along the crease. If the leather is not warm enough turn the heat on blow the dryer high and then move to the next step.

STEP 4

Now turn the dryer off and massage the leather gently keeping the shoe tree inserted.

STEP 5

 Keep massaging until the wrinkle decreases without taking the shoe tree out.

STEP 6

Store shoe as it is with shoe tree to cool down.

WITH OIL

One of easy method to prevent crease from shoe is using oil. Following is the method explained step by step to remove oil from shoes easily.

MATERIALS NEEDED

  • High-quality leather oil.

Using leather oil is one of the simplest methods of getting crease-free shoes. It must be followed as soon as you see the crease forming. Consider the following steps to remove the crease

STEP 1

Firstly, you will need leather oil. Put some drops of oil on the crease.

STEP 2

Massage the crease on shoes while stretching the crease. Keep it stretched until the oil gets absorbed.

STEP 3

After that, put your shoe somewhere to keep it stretched. This will remove the crease formed.

NOTE

This method does not work with the old formed crease.

WITH SHOE TREE

Before moving to this method we must be familiar with shoe trees. A shoe tree is an instrument that holds the shape of leather preventing the formation of the crease.

This method says

  • Store your shoe with shoe trees to keep it rigid.
  • This method will keep the leather crease-free when you are not wearing them.

WITH ALCOHOL

Alcohol is a very good agent for treating creased shoes. It is an easy method to remove crease from your new shoes. Furthermore, this method can remove a moderately old crease or a newly formed crease. It will not be much helpful in removing old creases.

MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Spray bottle
  • Shoe polish or leather conditioner
  • Water

STEP 1

Firstly, take a spray bottle and fill it half with rubbing alcohol and half with water.

STEP 2

After that, carefully spray the solution on the shoe crease.

STEP 3

Then, massage the creased part of the shoe gently.

STEP 4

Now, polish the shoe with a good quality shoe polish or a conditioner and place it on a shoe stretched to keep it stretched. This will be helpful in removing the crease.

NOTE

Keep in mind that alcohol can lead to dryness of leather and the formation of more creases in the future.

CLOTH STEAMER

Another noticeable method to remove creases from the shoe is by using a cloth steamer. This method is time taking and requires more concentration and preparation.

MATERIAL NEEDED

  • Insulation tape
  • A cloth
  • Water
  • Cloth steamer
  • Newspaper or socks for stuffing

STEP 1

Take some newspaper and shape it in the shape of your foot.

STEP 2

After that, tape the newspaper to keep it in its shape and insert it inside the shoe.

STEP 3

Before starting the third step make sure to remove the laces of your shoes if you are doing it for sneakers.

STEP 4

Now, soak a cloth in water and carefully put it on the crease.

STEP 5

Plugin the steamer and heat it at about 80°F.

STEP 6

After heating the iron, start ironing the cloth put on the crease. The steam will make leather soften and stretched.

STEP 7

Now, leave the cloth on the shoe until it cools down.

STEP 8

Remove the cloth and set the shoes to dry. It will be better to put shoes on a shoe tree. This will keep leather stretched and the crease will disappear more quickly.

NOTE

Avoid using this method on suede shoes because using this method more frequently can damage them permanently.

CONCLUSION

To sum up, leather shoes should be kept with care. Careless handling of shoes will damage them more quickly. Shoes reflect your personality, so keep them perfect. Store your shoes in a shoe tree to avoid and further appearance of the crease. Moreover, avoid direct contact of shoes with water as this can also make leather old. Furthermore, be careful while treating your shoes. A minor mistake can ruin your new branded shoe. Keep in mind the precautions necessary for treatments and read the steps and notes carefully to avoid any harm. You can follow any of the methods of how to uncrease shoes at home mentioned above.

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