Best way to pack suede boots/shoes?

NOIRetMoi

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I love suede boots and shoes, but I hate traveling with them because I feel they always look worn down after traveling. It’s especially hard to pack things like over the knee boots. I try to wrap them in plastic then put them in a dust bag and put soft clothes around them, but I feel that’s not enough. Any other tips?
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Soudns like what you're doing is fine. I'd wrap the shoes in the tissue they came in and place them in the dustbag. I'd also place soft clothes around them. I do think it's a good idea to stuff them. Do you have foam shoe shapers? I leave those in my shoes when I travel.
I travel with my CL OTK boots in my carry on. They're a calfskin leather and I don't stuff them with anything. I just put them in the dustbag they came in and fold at the point they have a bend in the knee. I make sure not to place heavy things on top of it.
 
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NOIRetMoi

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Soudns like what you're doing is fine. I'd wrap the shoes in the tissue they came in and place them in the dustbag. I'd also place soft clothes around them. I do think it's a good idea to stuff them. Do you have foam shoe shapers? I leave those in my shoes when I travel.
I travel with my CL OTK boots in my carry on. They're a calfskin leather and I don't stuff them with anything. I just put them in the dustbag they came in and fold at the point they have a bend in the knee. I make sure not to place heavy things on top of it.
They often come wrapped in plastic or tissue. I figured because the plastic is slippery, there’s is an even better chance of not leaving a mark than tissue paper.
I guess stuffing them it’s a good idea. I keep the foam that came with the boots but I don’t travel with them because I was afraid the back pain edge in the shape of the calf would leave a mark on the suede if I left them on inside the suitcase.
Bringing them on my carry on or just putting them on a small suitcase with light things sounds like a perfect idea. And bending at the knee, too. I do the same thing with coats & jackets because that’s where we bend & if there’s a belt you won’t see the wrinkle. Thank you!
 
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