Apart from choosing the correct type of footwear zippers- metal zipper or coil zipper, it is also important to use them in a correct way. Follow the user's guide below to ensure the longer service life and better performance of your footwear zippers.
Avoid pulling the zipper by force when it gets stuck
When the zipper gets stuck, move the slider back gently to remove the offending fabric or thread.
Don't pull the zipper by force as it may lead to damage or at times damage the leather or cloth it is attached to.
Avoid attaching additional items to the zipper puller
Although attachment of such items as keychains or accessories to the zipper puller adds a chic touch and ensures easier zipping up and down, it is not recommended to attach any items to the puller of your footwear zipper, heavy items in particular.
There are chances of the zipper getting trapped in other objects that might pose a threat to the wearer. And heavy items might pull down the zipper chain, which in turn can damage the zipper and compromise its performance in the long run.
Avoid spraying chemicals directly onto the zipper
There are multiple chemicals available in the market that are used for enhancing the shoe materials.
Make sure to source from a reliable supplier when selecting the products. Also, take care not to spray such chemicals directly onto the zipper to prevent any unexpected reactions with the metal components of the zipper.
Avoid accumulation of external particles in the teeth elements/slider
Accumulation of external particles like sand or dirt in the teeth elements/slider will result in blockage and malfunction of the zipper.
Clean your footwear zipper after you get close to the beach or the sea to remove any external particles in the teeth element/slider.
Avoid folding the zipper while in storage
Different types of shoes are intended for different occasions. They are often used for a couple of months on a seasonal basis each year, and are put aside for the rest of the year.
Don't fold the zipper while in storage to protect it against deformation and malfunctioning when used in the future.