How to make your trainers last longer

If you’ve invested in an expensive pair of designer trainers, chances are you’ll want them to last for many years to come. To keep your trainers looking as fresh as the day you bought them, follow these simple tips.


Wear sole protectors
The first place you’ll spot any wear and tear on your trainers is on their soles, so it’s important to defend them against damage by attaching an adhesive sole protector.


Stuff them
To make sure that your trainers keep their shape, it’s a good idea to invest in a wooden shoe tree to keep the shoes stretched out. This will also prevent creasing and permit the leather to breathe, absorbing any moisture or sweat which might smell unpleasant and age your shoes. If you have a larger collection of designer trainers and aren’t willing to invest in shoe trees, stuffing them with a generous amount of newspaper is a great alternative.


Store them in dust bags
If you’ve purchased an expensive pair of trainers, it’s likely that they came in their own dust bag. Don’t throw this out, as dust bags are handy to protect your trainers from damage caused by sun exposure, moisture, dust and colour transfer. They are also handy to use to wipe down your trainers when they’ve accumulated dirt without damaging them. If you don’t have a dust bag or have thrown it out, a pillowcase will work just as well.


Get them regularly professionally cleaned
Regularly taking your trainers to be cleaned by a professional trainer cleaning service will ensure that any lingering stains or marks that could potentially cause long-term damage are removed quickly and that your trainers can stay looking their very best.

ShoeSpa is a sneaker cleaning service that is committed to bringing your favourite shoes back to life so that you can enjoy them for many years to come. Pop into our London store today and see how our designer shoe repair services can benefit you.