Do you keep your shoes in shoe bags?

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  1. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    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?
     


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    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.
     


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    lawyerdad Senior member

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    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.
     


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    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...

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    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.
     


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    My place has a yard with "Tucson lawn" (i.e. gravel [​IMG] ). Craploads of dust permeates everything so I keep them in bags. After wearing I initially let them air out though with shoe trees.
     


  7. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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    Interesting. I was wondering about this. But there is no concensus... Troubling. [​IMG]
     


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    I too use the bags only for traveling. I like being able to survey my shoes too much to keep them covered up.
     


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    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.[​IMG]
     


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    I only use them for travel. I don't think dust comes into play when deciding for/against bags.
     


  11. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    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:

    [​IMG]
     


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    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.
     


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    I don't bag my shoes with the exception of out of season and special use shoes.
     


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    The only shoes I keep in bags are the ones that I don't wear very often.
     


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    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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