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post #16 of 24
I wear rubber soled Gucci ankle boots or my old split-toe Bruno Magli's.
post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by sysdoc
I'm sorry to hear your story with the water stained pair. However, I am confident that there is hope. What you do is soak the whole shoe in water with a tiny amount of mild hair shampoo and rub the stained area gently with a sponge. Rinse them with fresh water and let them drip off for a while. When they are drip dry insert shoe trees and apply a good amount of wax to the upper (yes, while they are still wet!). Now let them dry in peace. Once the whole shoe is dry you'll be surprised to see that the wax sunk all into the leather. The stains should be gone. Now polish the shoe (you can treat it with leather conditioner if that makes you feel better).

A certain individual may condemn the look as "gaudy", but I can positively say that a good spit shine saves your shoe from water stains.


I am wondering if I am that individual . I think that super shiny shoes are nice looking, but I do not prefer a spit shine for myself. Sometimes I am in the mood for that look, and will do it to a pair of shoes, but I end up having to dull them the next time I wear them.
post #18 of 24
Matt, you know you've got my highest respect! Yet I've got to confess that I still haven't purchased my first pair of Lattanzis. Well, not all hope is lost ...
post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by sysdoc
Matt,

you know you've got my highest respect!

Yet I've got to confess that I still haven't purchased my first pair of Lattanzis.

Well, not all hope is lost ...


I think that this would be a nice starter pair for you...
post #20 of 24
2 pairs of Moreschis and a burgundy Grenson Masterpiece captoe see the most rain, but the Grensons get incredibly slippery, especially by Grand Central Station for some reason. I really like the Moreschis, actually...
post #21 of 24
Those are gorgeous Matt. Are they bespoke?

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Originally Posted by iammatt
I think that this would be a nice starter pair for you...
post #22 of 24
In reply to the original question, if I am not going to be negotiating puddles or flowing gutters any of my decent dress casual shoes with a rubber sole--I am wearing my brown Ferragamo Streams right now sinc there has been a threat of rain all day here.

If it's really pouring with floodlike conditions, I'll wear cheaper shoes I don't value so much--Clarks, Rockport, Timberland, H. Trask, that sort of thing.
post #23 of 24
I have a pair of old Sperry topsiders I wear when it rains (but I do change into good shoes once I get to work).
post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
Pair of cheapo Rockports.

And with that, I bring down the average value of the shoes in this thread considerably.

Ditto. If it's not raining too hard, or I need to look just a little dressier, I have a pair of Bruno Magli chelsea boots that seem at least semi-waterproof.

Now, snow is a different story. I have nothing to wear in snow, so I need a decent pair of winter boots sometime before next November or December.
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