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Do unworn shoes get broken?

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friedafilmer Sun 15-Nov-15 21:29:59

I have a pair of Nike limited edition sneakers that I don't want to get dirty or worn out. But will they break or peel off if unworn?

TimeToMuskUp Sun 15-Nov-15 21:32:45

What are you going to do with them, just save them forever? (Not being goody, genuinely interested)

TimeToMuskUp Sun 15-Nov-15 21:32:57


Greengardenpixie Sun 15-Nov-15 21:33:10

Shoes are for wearing?

friedafilmer Sun 15-Nov-15 21:49:48

Yes, I know it might be weird not to want to wear shoes, but this is my situation for this pair of shoes.

So, the question remains, will they disintegrate if unworn?

ijustwannadance Sun 15-Nov-15 21:53:49

Are you going to display them or leave in box?

friedafilmer Sun 15-Nov-15 21:54:18

ijustwannadance - in the box

maybemyrtle Sun 15-Nov-15 21:54:16

shouldn't do. i'm guessing you're a collector, so you'll probably want to keep them out of extremes in heat, light and humidity though - will you store them in the box or have them on display?

maybemyrtle Sun 15-Nov-15 21:54:49


SheSparkles Sun 15-Nov-15 21:59:48

Keep them in the box, but I'd get some acid free tissue paper (like you would use for storing a wedding dress) to wrap them in, inside the box

ijustwannadance Sun 15-Nov-15 22:03:38

As SheSparkles said, you need acid free tissue paper. My only worry long term woyld be the actual shoe box having any acid as this may affect shoes. Store away from heat/light.

burnishedsilver Sun 15-Nov-15 22:04:23

What not email Nike and ask them about the best way to store them? Is the plan to sell them at some point in the future?

friedafilmer Sun 15-Nov-15 22:29:36

burnishedsilver - not really, although now you gave me an idea!

Yes, I'm a collector. But I've only started with Nike trainers, so I have no idea about disintegration of shoes.

Featherstep Tue 17-Nov-15 00:21:38

Not trainers but I was extremely upset when an almost brand new pair of heels I kept in a box broke the night I wore it to a wedding.

One whole outer sole came off and I could barely walk home. It was mortifying and the shoes were posh and cost a fortune too!!

I think it was the humidity that did them in.

Yseulte Tue 17-Nov-15 11:02:23

I've got shoes I've had for 20 years and don't wear often. But the rubber of trainers does disintegrate over time.

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