So you just bought a new pair of shoes, and the first thing you want to do is throw them on with a nice outfit. Yes, we’ve all been in this position before. But to keep those new sneakers in pristine condition, some ground rules need to be established.
For starters, you should never wear new sneakers in inclement weather. This rule will help you to avoid getting mud or water stains on any of your shoes. Of course, if you have to wear your sneakers on a rainy day, please be very cautious of water puddles. Another rule to remember is to prevent yourself from getting creases in your sneakers. These rules are just a few guidelines to follow to ensure that your shoes are always on point and fresh.
With sneakers being so easy to mess up these days from dealing with bad weather, people stepping on them, or (them just not being paired well with outfits) just not wearing the proper outfit with them. Here is a list of Do’s and Don’ts that all sneaker aficionados should abide by. These tips will lead to your sneakers lasting longer and have you looking good all year round.
DO: Get A Rotation Going
The quickest and easiest way to completely destroy a nice pair of sneakers is by wearing them every day.
I know, I know, you just got a new pair of Air Jordans or Yeezys, and you want to wear them everywhere you go. But if you do yourself a favor and get a couple of extra pairs, and all of your shoes will last three times as long or more.
Cycle them out and keep them fresh.
DON’T: Wear Bad Sneakers With a Nice Outfit
Many outfits have been ruined over the years by people not having the right pair of sneakers to complement their outfits. This problem can be avoided if you have at least a few different colorways of sneakers on hand. It’s good to have at least one pair of white sneakers, preferably a low top like some Air force 1’s. They typically match with just about any color shirt, and they’re a popular staple right now to compliment the baggy pants trend.
Another color of sneaker colorway to have access to is black or some dark-colored shoe. This sneaker would be great in a bulky silhouette such as the Yeezy 500 or Balenciaga Track sneaker. And the final colorway to have on hand is honestly your choice. Whether you’re into sneakers that offer many colors like some Air Jordan 1’s or any pair of J’s in that matter, you really can’t go wrong.
Some people like high-top sneakers, while others prefer low tops. Some silhouettes work great on certain folks and not so much on others. It’s just the way of the universe.
What can you do about it? Try a whole bunch of different sneakers and see what works. This is a good general rule for fashion, or even for life TBH. I encourage you to try a whole bunch of shoes in all areas of your life and see what sticks. Whether you’re a fan of Nike Dunks, new balances, or Yeezy’s, make sure to give them all a try before you rule them out of your new sneaker rotation.
But if you aren’t sure where to start for your sneaker rotation. Here are a few styles that are popular right now. And you might even like it for yourself.