3. Protect them from the elements
Don’t leave your shoes out on the porch to bake in the sun for days. The sun will help your shoes dry, but it will also start to degrade the materials if you leave them for too long.
Also, while it’s convenient to have a spare pair of shoes in your trunk, excessive temperatures can harm them there as well. Don’t leave your child, your dog, or your running shoes in your car for long periods of time. For obvious reasons, you also don’t want to abandon them to the rain or snow.