First of all, mold is a problem of humidity and high temperature. Minor spores are present almost everywhere and are carried through the air. But for the development of mold it is necessary to create hothouse conditions.
We usually keep our shoes in a dry house or apartment. Rarely will anyone decide to send their favorite pair of boots to the basement or sandals to the balcony. However, even with the general dryness in the room, you can find the most unpleasant surprise at the beginning of the new season. This happens because the shoes are not dried.
Otherwise it will happen if:
- the shoes were in a cellophane bag
- there is no free air circulation in the box with shoes
- the apartment is wet
Before trying to remove the mold from the shoes you need to estimate the size of the lesion. Single spots on the outer surface - this is not a problem. Worse if the mold has occupied completely visible internal parts. It will be very difficult to get rid of it.
It is necessary to remember that mold is a living organism. The colony, which settled on the shoes, quickly leads them into disrepair.