You can't iron creases out of your shoes without preparing them properly? You can't wedge them under some weights to smooth them out and there's nothing you can apply to shoes to help smooth out the creases. Creases can be cool in some shoes but they look wrong in work shoes and basically anything that's not casual. You don't want the lived-in look when you're in the office or when you're greeting clients. And what about a first date? That first impression needs to be a good one so you should remove the creases from your shoes.
It's said that people notice things they are knowledgeable about so a hairdresser will notice your hair when she first meets you. A dentist will see the crooked teeth. What about shoes? On average, people give you just seven seconds to make a first impression. They judge your trustworthiness within the first tenth of a second. The rest of the time is used to build a profile of your characteristics. Is it true that shoes reflect your personality? If so, you need to make sure they're not creased and crumpled if you've got a meeting or an interview or a first date.
What shoes tell us about the person
A study by Research in Personality that was undertaken in 2012 concluded that shoes reflect a person's characteristics. For example, a woman in heels is normally considered a confident person. And a woman in stilettos is always considered a powerful person who's hardworking and professional. What about sports shoes? They don't necessarily mean that the wearer is into sports. Sometimes the person's body-shape will tell you that. These people are confident and goal-orientated. They're organised and have busy schedules.
There was a time when people used to have their shoes re-heeled when they found holes in the soles of their footwear. Today, shoes are cheap so the idea of maintaining them with new heels and removing the creases seems unnecessary. But what if you've bought handmade shoes or any other pair of expensive footwear? Handmade shoes from a firm like George Cleverly that will cost you an average of £2,800 or from Berluti, which will set you back at least £5,000, you'd want to take the creases out of shoes like them, wouldn't you?