How to Get Creases Out of Shoes: 3 Proven Methods!
The easiest way to get rid of creases is to use a hairdryer. Place the shoe tree or cloth in your shoe to stretch out the wrinkled areas. Wave the hairdryer 8-10 inches (20-25 cm) over the creased area on low heat. Once the creased area is warm, massage the wrinkles out.
If you are wearing your shoes, you have likely creased your shoes. Even with preventive measures like using a shoe tree and a shoehorn, your shoes still got creases.
Well, you have come to the right place!
I will tell you how to get creases out of a pair of shoes using an iron, a blowdryer, a steamer, and a shoe tree.
How do you take creases out of shoes?
You can uncrease shoes with the following hacks. First, you will need to gather your supplies.
You will need:
- An iron or steamer
- A shoe tree, cloth, or newspaper
- A clean cloth, towel, or fabric
- Warm to hot water
Now that you have gotten your supplies together take the shoe tree, cloth, or newspaper and stretch out the wrinkled areas by stuffing the toe box of your shoe until the wrinkles are stretched out.
Place the clean cloth, towel, or fabric into the warm to hot water to wet it, and then wring out any excess.
After placing the damp cloth over the creased area of your shoes, heat your iron. You want your iron temperature to be around 60F-80F (15C-27C), low to medium heat.
Make sure your iron has heated up entirely before using it.
Moving in circular motions, uncrease your shoes with the iron. Be sure not to linger in one spot too long because this can damage your shoes.
Use 15 seconds on, 5 seconds off method. This way, you will not have the heat on your shoes too long, and you will remember to check your shoes to make sure the creases have gone away.
This method can be used on sneakers and some leather shoes, but do not use this on suede shoes.
Can you steam out shoe creases?
Yes, you can steam out shoe creases.
To get creases out of suede shoes or even canvas, hold the shoes over the steam from a kettle until they are heated to a warm temperature and damp. Then place a shoe tree or cloth in the toe of the shoes to uncrease them.
Using a steamer on leather boots instead of the iron may be more effective because the steamer can apply better contact with the shoe’s surface.
Will a hairdryer or heat gun get deep creases out of shoes?
Using a hairdryer and a shoe tree to uncrease your leather shoes:
- Place the shoe tree or cloth in your shoe
- Wave the hairdryer 8-10 inches (20-25 cm) over the creased area on low heat
- Once the creased area is warm
- Massage the wrinkles out
When you are done uncreasing your shoes, use a leather conditioner to complete the job.
This method is better suited for dark leather because it can make lighter leather dark.
How do you fix creases in leather shoes?
You need leather oil or conditioner and a shoe tree to get creases out of leather shoes with a light finish. Then, insert the shoe tree and massage any new creases on your shoes.
It is also a great idea to go over other areas of your shoes that wrinkle easily as a preventive measure.
Do crease protectors work?
Yes, crease protectors work!
Crease protectors prevent you from bending your shoes while you walk. They are also called shoe guards and can be made from plastic or foam.
Crease protectors can also be used during travel to prevent shoe creasing and to store your shoes between wears.
Tips to avoid shoe creases
To prevent your shoes from creasing, you must keep your leather shoes moisturized. You can achieve this by regularly applying a leather conditioner or oil to your shoes.
And when you are not wearing your shoes, put the shoe tree in them. Or you can try crease protectors or stuffing your shoes with old socks.
For canvas and suede shoes, you will apply a fabric-protecting spray.