3 Steps and 13 Details for Managing a shoe Cabinet
Today, when sneaker culture has gradually changed from a niche to the mainstream, in addition to professional sneaker collectors, ordinary players or street enthusiasts have also established their own sneaker series in the "submergence", and gradually "face the home" How to organize and store your own sneakers effectively has become a problem that plagues many Sneakerheads. This time HYPEBEAST has summarized several sneaker storage suggestions for different applications for your reference. I hope everyone can "treat" their sneakers well, so as to avoid regrets for those collections with special significance due to improper storage.
Sort and archive
Before starting the systematic storage process, find out all your sneakers. Perhaps you will be delighted to find many "forgotten" collections. At the same time, make sure to find a matching shoe box for each pair of shoes.
Then, under a fixed background and angle, take one or a group of photos for each pair of shoes for archiving. After importing the photos to the computer, you can use the name of each pair of shoes as the photo or folder name, such as "Dior-Air-Jordan-1-High-2020", to facilitate the subsequent creation of the exclusive sneaker "database".
Use a photo printer to print the photos taken before and fix it on the shoe box, so that you can quickly find the shoes you want from a pile of sneakers later. In addition to photo printers, you can also use a more "ceremonial" Polaroid for this operation, or simply use sticky notes for labeling.
When placing the shoe box, remember to put the side with the shoe information facing outward, and then sort and place the shoes in the priority order of brand, style, and color, which can further improve the efficiency of finding sneakers.
Shoe fans with conditions can buy racks of the right size to store sneakers. Compared with stacking all shoe boxes directly, using racks is not only easier to take and put, but also eliminates the pressure of paper shoe boxes due to excessive load. And the deformed situation.
Moisture-proof & anti-oxidation treatment
For a pair of sneakers, moisture, oxygen, and light are always its biggest "natural enemies". If they are not kept properly, they will cause irreversible damage such as oxidation, degumming, and eventually chalking. Therefore, in the face of precious sneakers that Sneakerhead wants to collect, how to do "moisture-proof" and "anti-oxidation" treatments is very important.
40% to 50% is the humidity that is more suitable for storage of sneakers. For areas with relatively dry climates, you can wrap each shoe with Sydney paper and put it in a dust-proof bag for storage; or use a towel to store the sneakers Put it in the shoe box after wrapping, and put a small amount of desiccant and deoxidizer in the shoe box at the same time.
For areas with a relatively humid climate, such as Shanghai during the rainy season, it is recommended that you store your sneakers in a sealed manner to avoid damp and moldy shoes. Before the sealing operation, first put the Sydney paper into the shoes, which can prevent moisture and deformation of the shoes, and then put an appropriate amount of desiccant and put the shoes in a sealed bag for vacuum treatment. Of course, shoe fans with conditions can also purchase dehumidifiers or moisture-proof boxes to control humidity.
The ideal storage state of sneakers is in a constant temperature, constant humidity and dark space. Although most Sneakerheads may not have the conditions to create such a space specifically for their shoes, they only need to choose the right one according to different environments and specific shoes. We can still greatly extend the life of those precious collections.
Collection display & build database
In addition to the collection-level sneakers that need to be "carefully taken care of", everyday wear shoes also deserve to be treated better by us. We need to clean the worn shoes regularly. On the one hand, it can maintain the shoes, and on the other hand, it can also prevent the growth of bacteria. For specific methods, please refer to the "14 sneaker parts no dead angle cleaning guide and precautions" published by HYPEBEAST ".
In addition to traditional shoe racks, everyday shoes can also be stored in transparent shoe boxes. Not only can you intuitively see what shoes are in each shoe box, but you can also quickly and conveniently take them out. There are many transparent shoe boxes specially designed for sneakers on the market. There are some good co-branded styles, and there are even special versions equipped with LED lights. You can choose according to your own preferences and create your own "shoe wall". ".
If you also want to display those precious collections, you can use heat shrinkable film to seal the shoes like a shoe store. Using this method allows us to "play" our favorite collection at any time, but the operation process is more cumbersome, and when using a hot air blower, it may cause damage to materials such as patent leather. You may wish to avoid risks before proceeding.
Finally, we can create our own "database" of sneakers. One way is to combine the photos taken earlier, enter the brand, model, year, size and price of each pair of shoes in the computer, and update our collection regularly. Series; the other way is to operate directly on the relevant sneaker App, such as the "Portfolio" function on StockX, which can easily enter the information of each pair of shoes, not only can intuitively see which shoes we have in the end You can also check the market price trend of each pair of shoes.
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