In other countries, they have seasons, such as Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter, but in Nigeria, we basically have the dry and wet seasons.
The dry season lasts from October to February, whereas the rainy or wet season begins most of the time in April and usually finishes between October and November, depending on the location.
Keeping your shoes in good condition during the rainy season can be a herculean task. However, drying them out and keeping them intact can assist to keep them from becoming contaminated and spoiled.
The following are some suggestions to keep in mind when caring for your shoes during the rainy season:
You must dry your shoes thoroughly after wearing them if you want them to last as long as possible when they become damp. The simplest technique to get rid of the odor from your shoes is to wash them and dry them immediately after wearing them. Due to the fact that it is rainy season and the sun may not be shining frequently, you may choose to utilize the dry area of a washing machine. For best results, use a hairdryer and a towel to wipe up any excess moisture before attempting to dry them fully. Double bag the shoes and place them in the freezer overnight as an extra precaution after they have dried completely. This will eliminate the microorganisms that is responsible for shoe odor.
It is critical to maintain the condition of the interior of your footwear. The inner soles and walls of your shoe are extremely susceptible to degradation, which shortens the lifespan of your footwear. You can sprinkle talcum powder on the inner sole of your shoes from time to time to keep them from deteriorating because the powder absorbs all of the moisture.
Alcohol is a good home treatment for removing shoe odor that has developed as a result of improper moisture management. Dab some alcohol on a cotton bud and rub it into the shoe with the cotton bud. Make sure that you do not apply alcohol to the outer region of the footwear, especially if it is made of leather, as this may do some damage to the surface of the shoes. Aside from the fact that alcohol can assist in removing the odor from the shoes, it can also work as a disinfectant and kill bacteria while also removing dirt from the shoes.
Water-proof the shoe
If rainwater simply repels down your shoes, wouldn’t that be preferable? The most effective approach to accomplish this is to apply a small amount of Vaseline or beeswax on the bottoms of your shoes. We are all aware that the oily surface will not allow water to sit on it.
To waterproof your favorite pair of shoes, simply follow these simple instructions:
– Vaseline or shoe wax should be applied to the outer walls of your shoes.
– Use a medium-heat blow dryer to blast all over the waxed surface to help it set and give your shoes a lustrous sheen before wearing them.
– Allow it to rest for a day or two. That’s all there is to it! Your water-resistant shoes are ready to go.
This not only protects your shoes from water, but it also gives them a wonderful shine as a bonus.
Wear Rubber sandals
Sandals made of rubber have been a big fashion standard for ladies in recent years. And the greatest part is that they are really reasonably priced. Just make sure to have them close at hand while you’re out and about throughout the rainy season.