Baking soda/shoe trees/give em a break between work days (if you're not doing that). Edit: oh I see you are resting them. Huh. Well, yeah, the first two ideas.@notwithit my f&b boots (grain leather, not suede) have done pretty well, like 3 years old now. the glued-down leather layer of the footbed needs to be reglued in the heel on one, but the leather is frankly good and the construction has held up otherwise.