- Apr 10, 2011
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Like these?This will sound strange and gross, but has anyone here had an issue with what appears to be very small white bugs (they can easily be crushed) crawling around on the bottom of the shoes and inside the shoe boxes? I live in a very humid area and have countless shoes, as does my gf, but I just noticed in doing some "spring" cleaning that we have these bugs.
I have no idea what they are. I thought might be grain mites or something, but I have no idea how they got there or why they are there. I only find them in the shoe boxes or on the bottom of shoes that my gf has in her shoe closet (these shoes are not inside boxes or shoe bags). For me, all of my shoes were in boxes and inside shoe bags, inside a large closet.
I've since bought some stuff to absorb moisture, including camphor wood sticks, but I can't find anything about these bugs online in English. However, since we live in China, I searched in Chinese and found numerous people talking about them and they all say they are attracted to moisture, etc.
In panic mode, I bought a ton of stuff to reduce moisture, I threw away all the boxes and replaced them with plastic boxes, washed all the shoe bags and let the shoes sit in the sun for a day while also applying some treatment for the soles , hoping the chemicals will kill the bugs.
Sorry for rambling, but no idea what to do. Seems they are mostly harmless in the sense that none of our shoes are damaged, but fuck! help, haha.
they look a little different, but about the same. however, they aren't anywhere else in the apartment. we live on the 35th floor and I checked our plants, nothing. Anyways, I put camphor wood sticks and some other stuff to absorb moisture in the closets. I threw away all the shoe boxes and replaced them with plastic shoe boxes. On most of the shoes I've noticed the "mites" are basically gone. So, who knows.Like these?
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Parenthetically, this offers a solution to my own ponderings about suede maintenance, so thank you.Vigorous brushing seems to have done well for my shoes. I only use conditioner sparingly now.
Coloured cream conditioner for filling in scuffs with a toothpick.
Neutral cream conditioner for general conditioning purposes.
A rubberized brush like that for my suede. It works much better than bristle brushes and doesn't rip off suede.