It is no news that we are so attached to some foot wears even when they are so bad and worn-out. Hurray, Ririeye has a solution for it. Outworn, outgrown or out of style, old shoes are a fact of life. And unlike easily recycled or repurposed items such as secondhand clothing or empty plastic bottles, no-longer-new footgear poses a dilemma.So now What exactly is a green-thinking person supposed to do with leftover loafers or rundown runners? Well, I will say it’s depending on their condition, you can take your pick.
Restore down-at-heel shoes to a reusable state with a little touch by Ririeye.
Join me as I give you points on how you can also manage your foot wears.
1. To keep your shoes feeling comfortable longer, rotate several pairs. This allows them to dry out between wearing’s and extends their life. Store in a place with some ventilation – a closet floor or shelf is fine, but a shoe box is too stuffy. If you live in sunny southern California, you might want to just slip off your shoes when you get home and walk barefoot. And when it eventually spoils are starts peeling bring to Ririeye for reshapping and rebranding with fabrics.
2. Caught in the rain? Resist the temptation to put your soaked leather shoes or boots next to a heater; as well as drying out the leather, this treatment may be harmful to the glue that holds your footwear together. When the glue removes, Ririeye will bring it back to life with fabrics wrapping
3. Then when sneakers or pumps have become a little funky-smelling, slip an unused tea bag (not your precious Yellow Gold Tea Buds – store brand pekoe will do) into each one and leave for a few days. Gently hand wash smelly insoles or orthotics with shampoo and dry in the sun.
4. If muddy shoes are the issue, scrape off as much soil as possible. Then scrub Crocs or non-leather running shoes with toothpaste and rinse, or run through a delicate machine wash cycle using cold water. Avoid shoe warp by removing laces to be washed separately. Tie each shoe into an old pillow case and add some towels to the load to protect both your footwear and your washing machine. Air dry away from direct sunlight and to do this, you need patience and concentration.
5. Clean leather according to manufacturer’s instructions. I think generally it’s advisable to wipe off surface dirt from smooth leather with a soft brush or dry rag, and then go over with a lightly dampened cloth. Use a specially-made brush for suede and nubuck finishes, this way your shoe will last longer.
6. Resole (you can DIY with the tread from a discarded tire for super strength) or re-heel as necessary – cheaper and more eco-friendly than buying a whole new pair, or better still call Ririeye on 08032399993 to wrap it with fabrics for you at a very cheap rate.
7. The hand that gives receives more, in other words, donate shoes that longer fit your feet or your fashion sense. Should you be unable to find a local charity that will accept them, try motherless babies home, old peoples home, or ask around for those who are in need. Footwear should be in reasonable shape, clean and without holes. And if you have a pair of unused insoles to go with the shoes, your donation will be even more helpful.
Well you can recycle by donating to a good cause. Or, as a last resort, repurpose.