When I first starting wearing boat shoes, Sperrys, and anything else I can slip on my feet, I was super paranoid about ruining the shoes.
So many factors can lessen the life expectancy of a new pair of shoes like this; sweat, dirty feet, oils, friction from your feet rubbing on the inside, and plenty of other things. That's why I have put together a list of 3 ways to take care of shoes like this.
I don't put anything on my feet without SummerSox inside. These are truly an investment because you can wash them and reuse them.
They always stay in place and they do a great job absorbing sweat and odor in your footwear.
2. Stay Dry
Avoid puddles on rainy days and try not to wear slip on shoes when the weather is messy. If you get your shoes wet, it's a great way for bacteria to grow and you know what that means.. P U!
3. Keep Your Feet Clean
You can laugh all you want at me but I'm serious! If you walk barefoot outside at all, then don't go putting your shoes on later without scrubbing those feet in the bathtub. Or just throw a more casual pair of slip-ons on so that you don't have to worry about ruining your nice ones.
Any other tips anyone has?