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post #91 of 193
Is it necessary to keep shoes in the trees after they have fully dried out (24-48 hours)?

I wouldn't think that shoes would form creases or lose their shape from just sitting there as long as they have already slowly dried with a shoe tree inside. :dunno:
post #92 of 193
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Originally Posted by NerfArrowstorm View Post
Is it necessary to keep shoes in the trees after they have fully dried out (24-48 hours)?

I wouldn't think that shoes would form creases or lose their shape from just sitting there as long as they have already slowly dried with a shoe tree inside. :dunno:

I've seen very old leather shoes that have folded up into something that looks like a jelly roll. Leaving shoes for a few days without a tree is probably fine, but over a long term, they're much better off in a tree.
post #93 of 193
interesting...
post #94 of 193
Just bought whole bunch of shoe creams, conditions and wax from Franco's. I live in Calgary, Alberta and good creams and conditioners are hard to come by. With the exchange rate and shipping the cost ended up quite a bit larger than I wanted to spend but I consoled myself by saying that these will probably last me a while.

Ron - thanks for your detailed post - I thought that I did a pretty decent job cleaning my shoe but after reading your post, I realized that I need to spend a little more time doing it.

A question though - does anyone know of a good cobbler in Calgary? I'm still kinda new in this city and any reference would be helpful. Thank you in advance

post #95 of 193
i use that with a dab of baby oil
post #96 of 193
does anyone know how to get their shoes like the ones on this website? http://www.linternaute.com/homme/mod...e-cuir/6.shtml I can't read it cause it's in french I think. I think they call that process glacage, how do I get my shoes like that?
post #97 of 193
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Originally Posted by ziggyosk View Post
does anyone know how to get their shoes like the ones on this website?

http://www.linternaute.com/homme/mod...e-cuir/6.shtml

I can't read it cause it's in french I think. I think they call that process glacage, how do I get my shoes like that?

You mean like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TItk6...eature=channel

Here's how: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZcAF...e=channel_page
post #98 of 193
dude that guy takes a lighter to his shoes, I don't think I want to do that to my Lobbs. Can anyone translate whats on that french site?
post #99 of 193
FAO Canadians, Shoppers Drug Mart is now stocking Meltonian cream polish...
post #100 of 193
I just got my first pair Crocket and Jones in black calf. They are new and unpolished. What should I do to protect them? I have Allen Edmonds shoes polish (the one in the squeezable tubes) and Barker wax polish.
post #101 of 193
Sorry to bump this thread (because it's fairly old) but I thought it'd be best to ask my question here.

I have a bottle of Obenaufs Heavy Duty LP and Black Kiwi Parade Gloss, my shoes (Redwing 9014D in Black) are new and only worn once but not outside, I have a cloth and a brush, etc.

What should I do to my shoes? (as in shoe care wise) and how should I do it?

I know it's a pretty newbie question but I'm fairly new to shoe care.
post #102 of 193
I'm sure everyone is sick of me touting this one, but I think this is just about the coolest shoe care kit yet; if you own fine shoes like edward green, crockett & jones, Lobb, etc. this would make a great gift (or gift from yourself to yourself, as I plan to do as soon as the wife moves into our new place in VA....a heavy package will be waiting for pickup)

wooden shoe kit with Saphir polishes and brushes, $175 plus shipping

http://www.francos.com/items/item.asp?sku5=56368

Badass, and will make me happy on saturdays when I crack it open to do the shoe shinin.
post #103 of 193
I've read this thread in the past and have since recently ordered a bunch of stuff from Safir. I can't recommend them highly enough. Amazing products, they smell better than all the others out there and I agree with what others have commented, that a little goes a long way.
post #104 of 193
anyone got any suggestions on my last post?
post #105 of 193
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Originally Posted by Trumpormonkey View Post
anyone got any suggestions on my last post?


Are you looking for basic instructions on how to polish your shoes? If you are here's a good beginning: http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/C..._shoeshine.htm
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