Cleaning ritual depends on type of shoes: Boots(mid to high)-- Interior, light wipe when needed. Exterior, cleaner/protector when needed. Booties(open toe, strappy, ankle)-- Interior, after every wear. Exterior, light wipe when needed; cleaner/protector when needed. Heels/Pumps-- Interior, after every wear. Exterior, light wipe when needed; cleaner/protector once a year. Flats(ballet, open sandals)-- Interior, after every wear. Exterior, light wipe when needed; cleaner/protector a couple times a year. Flip-flops-- Light wipe when needed.
Storage depends on frequency of wear:
Daily-- Designated rack/shelving
Weekly/Monthly-- Stackable storage boxes w/ easy front-open access
Once in a blue moon-- Original tissue/shoe tree in each shoe and back in original retail box
When possible upright storage is most beneficial in preservation of shape and prevents unnecessary exterior markings (especially for suedes).
Wow some of you ladies are really anal about this lol I mean I'll clean mine if I spill something on them out partying or something like that but if I just wore them to work all day I just kick them off in the closet lol
Sad to say I don't pay much attention to the lesser priced shoes that I wear for work. But real leather shoes I will care for. I use a short towel and spray some protection mousse to wipe down the leather. While wearing I take care that no one steps on my shoes! And rain, if it is already raining I wear my crocs.