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Protect Your Sandals: Understanding the Effects of Sun ExposureUpdated 2 months ago

Exposure to sunlight can have significant effects on various types of footwear. Here's how sunlight can impact your favorite summer sandals:

  • Discoloration: Items left in the sun may gradually fade or lighten in color, especially those made of dark brown or black material.
  • Drying and Cracking: Sunlight can dry out most materials, causing them to become stiff and prone to cracking. Leather, for example, relies on its natural oils to stay moisturized and supple.
  • Aging: UV rays from the sun accelerate the aging process of any material, giving it a worn and tired appearance.
  • Shrinking: Intense heat from sunlight can cause many shoes to shrink, leading to discomfort and an ill fit.
  • Deformation: Prolonged exposure to sunlight can deform shoes, altering their shape and compromising their structure.

To safeguard your beloved footwear, it's essential to store them away from direct sunlight in a cool, dry environment. This simple measure can help preserve the color, texture, and overall quality of your sandals for seasons to come.

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