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Do you keep your shoes in shoe bags?

post #1 of 38
Thread Starter 
Am I the only one that doesn't keep their shoes in the shoe bags that come with them? Am I killing my shoes by not keeping them in shoe bags? I keep all of my shoes proudly displayed on the shelves of my closet because I think of it as a collection and I enjoy looking at them out in the open. Anyone?
post #2 of 38
I keep my shoes out of the bags for general storage in my closet so the air can circulate around them freely.

I put them in bags for travel.
post #3 of 38
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Originally Posted by odoreater
Am I the only one that doesn't keep their shoes in the shoe bags that come with them? Am I killing my shoes by not keeping them in shoe bags? I keep all of my shoes proudly displayed on the shelves of my closet because I think of it as a collection and I enjoy looking at them out in the open. Anyone?
I don't keep them in the bags either. According to the "instructions" that came with my EG Cardiffs this morning, that makes me a neglectful shoe owner.
post #4 of 38
I keep the shoe bags around for travel and use some of them for polishing. If I had a dusty or otherwise hostile closet I might protect them somehow. As it is, I like to be able to see them all to quickly choose a pair to wear. Often the shoes I want to wear determine what clothes I will wear...

I also like pictures on menus...

And for my server to introduce herself.
post #5 of 38
I use bags only for traveling. My understanding has always been that bagging them prevents them from airing out. My patent leathers, I keep bagged. But I only wear them a few times a year and that way my daughter isn't tempted to try them on and clomp around the house in them.
post #6 of 38
My place has a yard with "Tucson lawn" (i.e. gravel ). Craploads of dust permeates everything so I keep them in bags. After wearing I initially let them air out though with shoe trees.
post #7 of 38
Interesting. I was wondering about this. But there is no concensus... Troubling.
post #8 of 38
I too use the bags only for traveling. I like being able to survey my shoes too much to keep them covered up.
post #9 of 38
I don't. There really isn't a reason to do so, unless one is worried about dust (which isn't harmful). Felt bags are for protection when travelling. I assume your shoes don't bounce around much in your closet.
post #10 of 38
I only use them for travel. I don't think dust comes into play when deciding for/against bags.
post #11 of 38
Thread Starter 
Okay good, at least I'm not alone. I thought I was committing some kind of grave sartorial sin by not bagging my shoes.

Here's a look at how I store my shoes:

post #12 of 38
I am a bagman, apparently in the minority here. After I remove my shoes, they get a few minutes of airing, then I insert the shoe trees. After a few more minutes, in the bags they go.
post #13 of 38
I don't bag my shoes with the exception of out of season and special use shoes.
post #14 of 38
The only shoes I keep in bags are the ones that I don't wear very often.
post #15 of 38
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Originally Posted by Tomasso
I don't bag my shoes with the exception of out of season and special use shoes.

Exactly what I do, too. Wholecuts and black bluchers are currently in shoe bags because they're not seeing much use. I also keep my suede shoes in shoe bags not only because I don't wear them much in the Summer, but because I don't want dust collecting on them.
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