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5 Simple Tips on How to Avoid Shoe Creases

By October 5, 2023Sneaker Tutorial, Sneakers

AIO Bot - How to Avoid Shoe CreasesBreaking in a new pair of hype sneakers is all fun and games until it starts breaking down. In other words, shoe creases start forming, beginning with the toe box. And it’s then that you start really regretting that one step you did wrong or cursing your bad walking posture altogether. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Today, we’ll be letting you on the most important tips on how to avoid shoe creases. 

Disclaimer: you should know that avoiding shoe creases basically means keeping them to a minimum. 

How To Avoid Shoe Creases? 

1- Walk Properly and Maintain Good Posture
2- Pick the Perfect Shoe Size
3- Lace Your Shoes Right
4- Switch Up Your Kicks Often
5- Use Shoe Trees

1- Walk Properly and Maintain Good Posture

Walk Properly and Maintain Good Posture - How To Avoid Shoe Creases - AIO BotAvoiding shoe creases starts with maintaining a good posture. And to do that, you got to make sure your back is straight and your shoulders are back, not haunched over. After that, you have to fix the way you walk. In other words, you should avoid toe walking, where you heavily push on your toes with every step you take. Which is the biggest cause of crease formation. 

All in all, keep your back straight, shoulders pushed back, and feet partially flat while walking to avoid shoe creases. And most importantly, avoid crouching and kneeling, even if it’s for LOVE. Loving your partner doesn’t mean having to give your love for sneakers away. 

Walk Heel To Toe And Keep Feet Partially Flat - AIO BotWhere are we going with this? Well, for the love of God, do NOT propose to your girlfriend wearing one of your most expensive Jordans. Or maybe do, because wearing Jordans to a date can earn you extra points, you know… However, you need to be as smart as the guy who took his AJ11s off before getting on one knee! Now THAT is what we call hitting two birds with one stone! 

2- Pick the Perfect Shoe Size

Pick The Perfect Shoe Size - AIO BotA size too big or a size too small can ruin the shoe completely. For example, when your Jordans are a size big, your feet wouldn’t be supporting the toe boxes right. Which makes them collapse with every step you take and form shoe creases. 

And when it comes to limited-edition sneakers like Travis Scott’s new Jordan 1 Golf, you can’t simply exchange them for the right size. That’s why there are size guides out there to help you choose the perfect fit. And you gotta know that size guides can differ from one sneaker brand, and even one silhouette, to another. So, here’s a list of sneaker size guides that can help you throughout your sneaker-copping journey: 

3- Lace Your Shoes Right

Lace Your Shoes Right - AIO BotYou don’t have to go extreme when tying your shoes. Meaning that, you need to make sure you’re tying the shoelaces in a way that makes your feet feel comfortable and snug enough not to move around. 

Because loosening shoelaces not only leads to shoe creases because of constant shoe bending while walking. But it also leads to developing blisters and bruises in your toenails due to foot movement. Here are a couple of guides to help you learn how to lace sneakers the right way: 

4- Switch Up Your Kicks Often

Switch Up Your Kicks Often - Avoid Sneaker Creasing - AIO BotWe all have that one pair of comfortable sneakers that we’d like to wear every single day. And it also happens to go with most of our outfits. However, using the same shoe more often will lead to them wearing out and forming shoe creases faster than you could ever imagine. So, as to not overuse them, just alternate them with another couple of pairs.

5- Use Shoe Trees

Use Shoe Trees And Padding - AIO BotYou see, alternating between kicks and keeping them resting for a while in your sneaker storage doesn’t necessarily mean you have to leave them in some corner so they can recharge their social energy before you flex them again. You have to do some shoe caring here, starting with stuffing them with shoe trees. They basically support the toe boxes and reduce creasing if there’s any. So, they act as shoe crease protectors.

On a final note, shoe creases are unavoidable, but this doesn’t mean we can’t keep them under control. By following these tips, you’d keep your kicks looking as fresh as the first day you flexed them. They can also help make your sneakers last longer. However, if you’ve checked this guide a little too late that now all your favorite kicks suffer from creases, we’ve got you covered still!

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