how to pack shoes for shipment
October 25, 2009 7:42 PM   Subscribe

how do i pack my shoes for cross-country shipment?

i'm moving and need to pack about 10 pairs of shoes. unfortunately i no longer have the boxes. any suggestions on how to keep them safe from the dreaded "squish" and "smoosh"?
posted by anya32 to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (3 answers total)
Are plastic shoe boxes in your budget? If so, I would say that's your best bet. I have moved multiple pairs of shoes across the country a couple of times, and the best way to avoid squishing and smooshing is enclosing each pair in some sort of container or box.
posted by katemcd at 7:48 PM on October 25, 2009

I usually stuff them full of socks or undies, and then wrap other clothes around them to prevent scuffs.
posted by elsietheeel at 8:20 PM on October 25, 2009

i put each pair in a small plastic grocery bag and stuck them at random in with my boxes of clothes. i can't think of any pair of shoes i have that would be damaged by being smooshed by my other articles of clothing. what shoes are we talking about here?
posted by anthropomorphic at 12:38 PM on October 26, 2009

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