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Storing you shoes: Bags or no bags?

post #1 of 57
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How do you store your shoes? If they came in cloth bags do you store them in the cloth bags, or do you leave them out so you can see them?
post #2 of 57
No bags. Bags will prevent against dust, but are detrimental to breathing and airing out.
post #3 of 57
See 'em. I save the bags for travel and the like. But mostly the bags just sit in a big pile.
post #4 of 57
Bags are for travel. I have a large bag in my corner. You really only need a few bags and can throw the rest out...but i just can't part with mine.
post #5 of 57
Preferred method: in their bags, inside their original boxes. This prevents rub marks from where the shoes contact the box, especially if the shoes are in the box for a long while between wearings. The boxes get a little jostling since they are stacked and get rearranged occasionally.

My shoes are never put in their boxes damp: usually I have them air out
for an hour after wearing, then in go the shoe trees. The next day they go into the bags and back into the boxes.
post #6 of 57
All my shoes stay in their dust bags on shoe trees. I don't understand the breathing comment, my bags are made of fabric and are wide open at one end so my shoes have no "breathing" problems
post #7 of 57
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Originally Posted by minimal
Preferred method: in their bags, inside their original boxes. This prevents rub marks from where the shoes contact the box, especially if the shoes are in the box for a long while between wearings. The boxes get a little jostling since they are stacked and get rearranged occasionally. My shoes are never put in their boxes damp: usually I have them air out for an hour after wearing, then in go the shoe trees. The next day they go into the bags and back into the boxes.
Same here. Well other than the box thing, I don't keep the boxes. I live in Tucson and have an "Arizona Lawn" outside (gravel ). PILES AND PILES OF DUST - CONSTANTLY! Shoe bags help me stay sane. Otherwise I would be cleaning and polishing my shoes every day. I enjoy douing it but not HAVING to do it for all my shoes.
post #8 of 57
bags if they come with them. otherwise, i use the paper that shoes normally come with to prevent the shoes from touching each other (yes, it's a disease or something).

i store my shoes 24 hours after i've worn them to make sure they've had time to dry. and i always use shoe trees.

-Jeff
post #9 of 57
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
See 'em. I save the bags for travel and the like. But mostly the bags just sit in a big pile.

+1. I just use the bags to avoid scratches during transport.

+1 for leaving them in a pile too, as shoe bags should be stored.
post #10 of 57
Just to clarify: I put them in their boxes so that they can be stacked (and therefore take up less space) and also so that I can easily see what is where. Otherwise, if there are 4 pairs of shoes inside the same bags how would I know which to grab? When they're in boxes, the labels make it obvious.

I heard that in the remake of the movie "Alfie", the main character puts polaroids of the shoes on the outside of the shoeboxes. Cute, but I know what they look like from the label.

I always thought it'd be nice to have some dovetailed wood shoeboxes made up, with airholes for circulation, a slanted divider to separate the pair, and a slot in the front for the original ID label from the box. Maybe someday...
post #11 of 57
Another just for travel here. I keep them stacked in their appropriate boxes on the shelf with shoe trees. I have the bags that came with them lying flat on the bottom of the boxes to prevent scuffing.
post #12 of 57
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Originally Posted by gdl203
All my shoes stay in their dust bags on shoe trees. I don't understand the breathing comment, my bags are made of fabric and are wide open at one end so my shoes have no "breathing" problems

Well, let's see. Does your skin breathe better with a shirt on, or topless? (no visual aids, please ) Even a layer of fabric, even on open at one end, affects air flow, etc. That's all I'm saying.

Honestly though, life's too short to take shoes in and out of bags every day. I'd go nuts. I'm really just trying to rationalize indolence.
post #13 of 57
I never keep them in the bags unless I'm travelling (but I always put shoe trees in them). I didn't spend thousands of dollars on shoes for them to stay in a baggy when I'm not wearing them. I have them all on display on my closet (more of a shrine really) where I can look at them whenever I want.
post #14 of 57
I bag my less used and out of season shoes and boots. Think formal shoes, hunting boots, sandals, etc...........
post #15 of 57
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Originally Posted by odoreater
I never keep them in the bags unless I'm travelling (but I always put shoe trees in them). I didn't spend thousands of dollars on shoes for them to stay in a baggy when I'm not wearing them. I have them all on display on my closet (more of a shrine really) where I can look at them whenever I want.


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