How to Make Your Shoes Last Longer
by Dairia Kymber Harvin
In celebration of Earth Day, we’re offering you a guide to care for your shoes, help protect the planet, and look (and feel) good while doing it. The best way to adopt a sustainable fashion mindset is to buy less, shop for quality over quantity, and protect your purchases so you don’t need to replace them as often. “As the fashion industry, and industries worldwide, move towards being more sustainable, we at ARCH are focused on not adding to the fast fashion cycle” ARCH founder Jazmin explains. “This is why we offer curated capsules of footwear in efforts to keep our waste and materials limited.” Keep reading to learn how to preserve your footwear.
It goes without saying that a well-made shoe will last longer than poorly made ones. If you’re an ARCH shopper (or thinking of becoming one), you can trust that you’re making quality purchases. From memory foam soles to satin finishes, our styles are made to last.
The way you store your shoes has the biggest impact on how long they last. Every ARCH purchase comes with a duster bag and shoebox. “We really want our consumers to repurpose our packaging,” Jazmin tells us. “We’ve invested in durable, quality, and luxe suede duster bags and shoeboxes for additional usage outside of storing your shoes.”
Especially for high-quality shoes, sole protectors are worth getting. Apply them to the bottom of your shoes to keep them fresh and protect them from damage. They also keep your visits to the cobbler down.
We know they’re your favorite, but try not to wear them every day. Shoes need time to breathe and maintain their shape. Don’t age out your shoes—slip on a different pair.
We hope these tips help you to shop smarter and make mindful shoe decisions. How are you celebrating Earth Day? Sound off in the comments on our Instagram!