Never Leave Sneakers in the Car

September 20, 2013 | By | Comments (2)

shoe-lace-ribbons-ictcrop_300Here in the Northeast, late summer/early autumn is often an ideal time for outdoor exercise, but unpredictable temperatures should remind you to properly care for your shoes.

Though keeping sneakers in the car is a convenient way to be prepared for a spontaneous workout, beware of extreme weather: Both hot and cold weather can wear down the rubber in your shoes—especially heat, which can warp EVA (the material in the midsole). Eventually, says Sharon Barbano, a spokesperson for Saucony, “that will mean less shock absorption for your feet when you’re working out.”

For the same reason, be sure you’re letting your sneakers air-dry, rather than letting them sit on a radiator or in a hot dryer. 

What’s the best complement to well-cared-for shoes? An organized closet—get advice and inspiration here.

COMMENTS

  1. Keith Hecht

    Thanks, A very useful information.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:44 am
  2. Susie

    Not only this but damp sneakers in the trunk of your car can overtime become contaminated with fungus. My husband put his work shoes in the trunk of the car every day after he worked and couldn’t figure out why he always had athlete’s foot and discolored toenails. I suggested he get new shoes and use anti- fungal meds on his feet….and NOT keep his shoes in the car anymore. He finally got rid of the nasty fungal infection.

    September 26, 2013 at 5:45 pm

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