Shoes. Whenever shoes or boots are taken from the feet, it would greatly preserve the upper leather from cracking, if the wearer was to bend back the sole of the shoe on the knee, or the back of a chair, and also pinch up the upper leather; it should be done when warm from the feet. Shoes worn only once a week, should be done in this manner every Sunday night. When put on again the next Sunday morning, they will have the feel of a new pair. I was told this by a shoemaker out of business, as a secret, some years ago, and have always attended to it since with a great siting to my pocket.