How To Fix Creased Shoes

Buying new shoes is always a fantastic feeling. Yet, keeping your shoes pristine is difficult. The tragedy of buying a brand new pair of shoes is that they are eventually going to become creased. These shoe creases can be aesthetically displeasing. 

How To Fix Creased Shoes

The good news is that you can easily remove these creases to make your shoes look as good as new. Find out how you can remove these creases below. We’ve got multiple methods for you!

Method #1 – Using an Iron

This first method of getting rid of the creases involves the use of what, namely from an iron. You should bear in mind that this method is widely used, but it can be quite risky if you do it incorrectly.

This method is ideal for leather shoes, though it can also be successful when used on other materials.

To do this method the right way, follow these simple steps:

  1. Fill your shoes with stuffing so that they retain their shapes. If you don’t own shoe trees, you can stuff the shoes with paper towels, cardboard, or newspaper. Try to stuff your shoes as tightly as possible.
  2. Use an object that will act as a buffer between the iron and the shoes. Otherwise, the surface of the shoes can burn. For instance, you can use a dampened tea towel to protect the sneakers. Make sure that you only lightly dampen the towel, as this could cause even more damage.
  3. Place the dampened towel over the creased part of the show.
  4. Turn the iron on so that it’s in a low-temperature setting. Gently place the iron on the dampened towel and move the iron in a circular motion. 
  5. Take the iron off the towel and check to see whether the crease has been fixed. If it remains, it’s worth repeating the previous step to get rid of the crease.

Method #2 – Using Leather Oil

As the name suggests, leather oil is mainly made for leather shoes. This oil is used to moisturize the leather, thus preventing it from cracking.

Instead, the leather will become smoother. Leather oil isn’t just applied to shoes, but also to leather jackets and other products made from the material.

If you have creased leather shoes, you can use this specialist oil by following this guide:

  1. Carefully clean your leather shoes with a slightly damp cloth. Once you’ve finished, wait for the leather to dry. 
  2. Conduct a patch test on the leather. This means that you use the oil on just a small portion of the shoe to make sure that it will work without discoloring the leather.
  3. Maintain the natural shape of the shoe by using a shoe tree or stuffing. 
  4. Apply a few drops of the leather oil to the shoe and rub it into the shoe, focusing on the crease locations. Bear in mind that every leather oil brand will work slightly differently, so make sure that you follow the instructions on the packaging.
  5. For deeper creases, you may want to spray a little bit of rubbing alcohol onto the leather. Stretch the material to get rid of the creases. Remove any residue using a cloth. 
  6. Consider using leather protection spray to keep your leather shoes as fresh as possible.

Method #3 – Steaming the Shoe

If the previous methods haven’t worked, you can remove creases from your shoes via steaming. This method is super straightforward and you will need just a few objects. All you need to do is:

  1. Lightly dampen a towel to act as a buffer.
  2. Find a microwave-safe dish. Place the towel in the dish. Microwave the towel for just 30 seconds on high heat. 
  3. Carefully remove the towel for the over, being careful not to burn yourself. To protect your skin, you may want to don oven gloves.
  4. Gently rub the warmed towel against the surface of the shoe, focusing on the creased areas. This will heat the material, allowing you to fix the crease.
  5. Stuff the shoe with a shoe tree or old newspaper. Keep these objects in the shoes so that they keep their shape as they cool. Once the material has cooled down, feel free to take out the stuffing.
  6. If your shoe is heavily creased, you may want to heat the towel numerous times.

How Can You Prevent Shoes From Creasing?

How Can You Prevent Shoes From Creasing

If you want to stop shoes from creasing in the first place, here are our top tips:

  • Purchase shoes that fit properly. Ill-fitting shoes will only make creasing worse.
  • Use a shoe horn to put on your shoes. This works particularly well when wearing dress shoes.
  • Shoe trees are a great way of retaining the original shade of shoes. This works well for dress shoes and sneakers alike.
  • Avoid walking on your toes. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Causes Shoes To Crease?

Understanding the causes of these creases can help you to avoid them in the first place. Unfortunately, it is primarily caused by the natural movement of your foot when you walk.

Over time, the material of the shoe will begin to bend and become warped. Unfortunately, there is very little that you can do about this aside from not wearing your shoes.

Why Are My Shoes Creasing So Quickly?

The reason for this is likely that you are wearing your shoes frequently. The more often you wear your shoes, the quicker they will bend. Thus, creases will emerge on your shoes.

Do Shoe Creates Matter?

If your shoes have a few creases, this is nothing to worry about. Your shoes aren’t going to break just because they are creased. However, you should bear in mind that creased shoes aren’t going to look as good as shoes without creases. 

Final Thoughts

Noticing creases on your shoes can be an incredibly frustrating feeling. But thankfully, these creases are surprisingly easy to fix.

As this list demonstrates, multiple methods allow you to make your shoes look amazing. So if you’ve found any creases on your shoes, hopefully, you can use this guide to make them crease-free!

Willa Price

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