Simple methods for smoothing leather shoes

Yulia PoteriankoLife
Proper shoe care will help slow down the formation of creases in the skin

Genuine leather is a strong and durable material for footwear. It "breathes," dries well, stretches, conforms to the shape of the foot and absorbs protective agents. It could be called an ideal material if not for the ability of leather to form creases. This spoils the appearance of any pair.

However, there is a way to cope with this problem. OBOZREVATEL shares how you can do it at home using improvised means.

Shoe extenders

If your pair is made of soft leather, storing it without a rigid frame can lead to unwanted creases. Therefore, you can buy shoe extenders that are inserted inside to keep the leather in a straightened state.


Ordinary newspapers, paper towels or any other materials that can be used to fill shoes. The main thing is not to stuff the pair too tightly. This can stretch them too much.

Softening creams

The better the leather is treated, the less likely it is to develop wrinkles. Thus, don't neglect your care products. Lubricate your shoes with a cream regularly. To smooth out a crease, apply the cream to the problem area, rub it in thoroughly and then smooth the leather.


An ordinary household hair dryer will help to smooth the skin. Set it to a low temperature and gently warm the problem area. When it becomes more pliable to the touch, smooth the area with your hands and insert the expander inside the shoe. Leave the pair overnight.

Moderate wear

The more often you wear your shoes, the faster they will wear out: there's no doubt about it. In particular, it will lose its appearance due to deep creases. Therefore, it is better to have several pairs for different weather and different looks. This way, they will all last longer.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL shared how to protect your shoes from water and snow.

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