1Use Shoe Trees & Shoe Horns.
These little tools are indispensable. Add a shoe tree to your Weejuns® when storing to maintain shape and absorb moisture or dampness that creeds in. Use of a shoe horn is recommended to avoid breaking the heel seam down, thus weakening the structure of the shoe.
2Avoid Water. Dry Immediately, If Your Shoes Get Wet.
Leather soles do best when they stay dry, if you can avoid walking on wet surfaces. If your Weejuns® get wet, dry naturally, away from direct heat. Lay them on their sides, so that the leather sole gets plenty of ventilation. Rorate your shoes throughout the drying process, so that they have time to recover. Drying them with a shoe tree is idea, in order to maintain their shape.
These are timeless shoes, that are handmade to last. So look at your relationship with your Weejuns® as a long-term thing. Treat them with care. Check in on them regularly. Follow these simple steps to maintain their condition, and don't wait until things get bad to take them to a repair shop, if needed.