HOW TO PACK SHOES IN LUGGAGE

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As much as a lady can love travelling, the dilemma of how to pack her shoes in her bag is a crippling one. The last thing we want is to damage or squish our shoes unnecessarily. So, we’re sharing a few tips on how to successfully pack your shoes in your luggage.

When you year is jam-packed with travel, it's important to take care of those jet-setting shoes. Gorgeous shoes require meticulous packing to prevent getting damaged, and even then, they take up so much space in your bag.

We've discovered a fairly basic packing method. Put folded socks inside of the shoe to help keep the shape, and then pack your shoes in an interlocking shape. Put them in the dust bags they came in and then wrap them in something soft. Try a scarf, jumpers or pyjamas. It's not rocket science but it's definitely the best solution we've found thus far.

Don't leave your shoe packing until the last minute. Select your shoes first so you can estimate how much space you need to leave available in your luggage.

While you might want to bring your entire shoe collection on your trip, the first thing to consider is that you need to ween out most of the pairs in your closet. A single pair of flip-flops, one set of tennis shoes and a neutral evening shoe will often suffice. If you need more heels or evening shoes, at least go lightweight whenever possible.

Always lay your shoes and boots on their side whenever possible. Place your shoes and boots heel to toe -- lay one shoe down, and then set it's twin so that the heel is at the toe of the first shoe. This helps your shoes take up a compact square of space as opposed to laying awkwardly across your suitcase. When you have shoes with a bulky toe and flat top, it also keeps your shoes level.

To save yourself time digging through your luggage for a lost shoe, put each pair of shoes in a large resealable bag. If your shoes are too big for that, or you're in a time crunch, you can also bind two shoes together with a twisty tie or rubber band if the shoes have buckles or straps. Just slip the tie through one strap on each shoe.

If you are not checking your bag on an airplane, tucking shoes around the perimeter of your bag helps spread out their weight and might make it easier to shut the top of your suit case because there won't be a bulge at the top of your bag.

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