How to Care for Your Feet and Shoes in Summer Sandals

How to Care for Your Feet and Shoes in Summer

Who doesn’t get excited for summer's arrival? I surely do!
The longer days, the warmth of the sun, time by the sea, more time for friends and family, maybe a trip abroad to explore someplace new!

How to Care for Your Feet and Shoes in Summer Shoes

But unfortunately, as with all good things, comes a little negative too. Summer's heat and humidity pose challenges for feet and footwear. For this reason, we need to emphasize the need for proper attention to maintain foot health and preserve shoe quality amid the challenges presented by the warmer months.

What are the effects of summer on feet and shoes?
Warmer weather has unwanted effects on our feet like sweat, odor, and blisters. Understanding these effects is essential for implementing preventive measures and proper care routines to keep feet healthy and shoes in top condition throughout the summer season.

Here are a few tips and essential practices include regular cleaning, thorough drying, and allowing shoes to air out.

  1. Your Footwear Choices
    Opt for footwear made of breathable materials (like natural leathers) and supportive designs suitable for your summer activities. This is crucial and the first step to ensure your feet are happy and comfortable. Shoes at Rana Cheikha are made of natural breathable leathers, and especially important is the genuine leather lining and insole too!

  2. Your Foot Health
    Implement preventive measures like using foot powders and blister pads to maintain foot health and prolong the lifespan of your shoes during the warmer months. This is a must and easy way to prevent unwanted discomfort.
    I would recommend something like the Foot Sense All Natural Smelly Foot & Shoe Powder and Dr. Frederick's Original Better Blister Bandages (both paid links):
    Foot Sense All Natural Smelly Foot & Shoe Powder
    Dr. Frederick's Original Better Blister Bandages

  3. Your Footwear Choices
    Prioritize the care of leather shoes by incorporating conditioning and moisturizing into your routine, beginning with cleaning off any dirt or debris. Begin by cleaning off any dirt or debris, then apply a quality leather conditioner to nourish and protect the material from drying out in the heat. Regular conditioning helps maintain the suppleness and integrity of the leather, contributing to the comfort and style of your shoes throughout the season.
    I recommended using polishes similar to Tarrago Shoe Cream (paid link):
    Tarrago Shoe Cream


You can also check out our previous blogs Your Shoe Care Guide: A Quick Shoe Uplift Using Shoe Cream and The Proper Way to Polish Your Shoes : A Guide for more detailed tips and tricks!

A daily regimen for both feet and shoes to combat summer challenges is a great idea. Shoe care techniques helps extend footwear lifespan, ensuring comfort and performance throughout the season's activities. Spending just a few minutes each day on shoe care can yield significant benefits. Alternatively, if daily maintenance is too much, you can opt for a less frequent schedule, such as every few days.
How to Care for Your Feet and Shoes in Summer Sandals
Proper cleaning and moisturizing routines for feet keeps them healthy and comfortable throughout the hot months is crucial. Similarly, prioritizing leather shoe care regularly by cleaning off dirt and with a conditioning will maintain its suppleness and protect the leather from drying. By following the simple tips mentioned above, you can ensure a hassle-free summer and fully enjoy the long, beautiful days outdoors. Here’s to a happy comfortable summer!

And, as always, feel free to reach out for additional guidance or see the rest of our blogs from The Shoe Advisor for more insights and tips on everything footwear!

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