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post #37876 of 46991
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Originally Posted by Darkside View Post
 

Anyone here ever use lighter tone polish on a darker shoe? I have AE walnut polish for my Strands and am wondering if it would be blasphemous to use the same polish on my dark brown Long Branches. The reason I ask is because I am a student and I move around a lot, and I would like to streamline my shoe care accessories as much as possible. Doing this would potentially eliminate the "need" for me to have separate shoe brushes for the different color polishes.

I see a problem arising with this. You may get a lighter color polish in the cracks/creases of the shoe, and it could be noticeable. If you are intent on only having 1 polish, I would get some neutral polish and use it for all your shoes. But seriously, just get the right color polishes. They don't take up to much space.  

post #37877 of 46991
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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

I see a problem arising with this. You may get a lighter color polish in the cracks/creases of the shoe, and it could be noticeable. If you are intent on only having 1 polish, I would get some neutral polish and use it for all your shoes. But seriously, just get the right color polishes. They don't take up to much space.  

Not to mention I am sure the op worked hard to purchase said shoes. I would't advocate taking short cuts, allocate the space and time to take care of your shoes properly.
post #37878 of 46991

what do you guys think about the new shreveport woven shoe?

 

I own the New Orleans in walnut (not interested in the shreveport) and I love the fact that the woven part is impervious to creasing after several months of wear.

 

What do you guys think of the woven styles?

post #37879 of 46991
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Originally Posted by Darkside View Post
 

Anyone here ever use lighter tone polish on a darker shoe? I have AE walnut polish for my Strands and am wondering if it would be blasphemous to use the same polish on my dark brown Long Branches. The reason I ask is because I am a student and I move around a lot, and I would like to streamline my shoe care accessories as much as possible. Doing this would potentially eliminate the "need" for me to have separate shoe brushes for the different color polishes.

 

AE polish in a tube can take up some space.  I have all my shoe care in a shoe box and it's getting full pretty quickly.  With that said, you can get the brown polish from kiwi or meltonian in a can/jar.  It's a bit cheaper and doesn't take up too much space.  I don't think anyone from this forum will agree with you on using walnut polish on dark brown shoes, you'll ruin nice shoes that you work hard for.  Plus, who knows, they may ban you from this forum for doing so :D

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Originally Posted by chinngiskhaan View Post

what do you guys think about the new shreveport woven shoe?

I own the New Orleans in walnut (not interested in the shreveport) and I love the fact that the woven part is impervious to creasing after several months of wear.

What do you guys think of the woven styles?

Great for the Gulf coast, any part of FL, or the Caribbean. Less keen as you move away from there.
post #37881 of 46991
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Originally Posted by chinngiskhaan View Post

what do you guys think about the new shreveport woven shoe?

I own the New Orleans in walnut (not interested in the shreveport) and I love the fact that the woven part is impervious to creasing after several months of wear.

What do you guys think of the woven styles?

Right now the New Orleans (in black) is the only cap-toe in my growing collection (my other black ones are Strawfut and Cordovan Dalton). I'm pleased with how the woven part behind the cap has resisted creasing, and I have received a number of complements on them from the natives around my south Fla. law school. All other things being equal, I might give a nod to the Shreveport over the New Orleans on the grounds of "if you're going to wear a partially woven shoe, then the more woven area the better."

In the right budgetary environment I could maybe go for a walnut Shreveport down the road. But I'm more likely right now though to expand my black dress shoe options for wear with suits (I can't wear 5-last dress shoes because of neuroma from too many years of wide feet in hockey skates, so most of the mainstay AE dress shoes are off limits to me) ... I think my limited funds will be better on a black leather/suede Mora MTO. smile.gif
post #37882 of 46991
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Originally Posted by YoungSweet View Post

AE polish in a tube can take up some space.  I have all my shoe care in a shoe box and it's getting full pretty quickly.  With that said, you can get the brown polish from kiwi or meltonian in a can/jar.  It's a bit cheaper and doesn't take up too much space.  I don't think anyone from this forum will agree with you on using walnut polish on dark brown shoes, you'll ruin nice shoes that you work hard for.  Plus, who knows, they may ban you from this forum for doing so biggrin.gif

Thanks for all the replies guys. The issue isn't buying the extra polish, but having to also buy and lug around another brush. Is it safe to use the same brush with two different polishes, or is that risking turning my walnut strands darker?
post #37883 of 46991
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Originally Posted by Darkside View Post

Thanks for all the replies guys. The issue isn't buying the extra polish, but having to also buy and lug around another brush. Is it safe to use the same brush with two different polishes, or is that risking turning my walnut strands darker?

You're supposed to use a different brush for every color, but I've been using one for my black boots with carnuba wax polish and another for all browns / burgundies and my black cordovans. I'm sure someone here will accuse me of committing a cardinal sin, but I've had good results (and with $8 Kiwi brushes to boot).
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I wanted to share this information, a couple of years ago AE donated patent leather shoes to all the men in the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. I searched for it in the thread but couldn't find anything. It's just another great reason why I should buy from AE. Professional orchestras need all the help they can get these days.
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Originally Posted by Darkside View Post


Thanks for all the replies guys. The issue isn't buying the extra polish, but having to also buy and lug around another brush. Is it safe to use the same brush with two different polishes, or is that risking turning my walnut strands darker?

My local cobbler noticed that I was buying more than one brush and he told me it was completely unnecessary. He said that he uses one brush for all of his shoes. I bought the two brushes anyways, I have one for light browns, and one for dark brown and black shoes. I don't currently own any burgundy but I suspect that if I did I would probably buy another brush (and my cobbler will probably look at me like I've got an extra head growing out of my neck like he did last time).

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Please make a note to never ask this cobbler to shine your shoes for you.
post #37887 of 46991
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Please make a note to never ask this cobbler to shine your shoes for you.

lol... Yeah, I suppose he could be right, or maybe he just doesn't own nice shoes. I don't know, I've never used him to repair anything, I just get my shoe care stuff from his place. I just don't see how using a brush with black polish on it couldn't effect a walnut shoe...

 

I once asked him what he would use to condition/clean shoes and he said polish is good enough :crazy:

 

Part of me thinks that if I asked him about goodyear welting he'd tell me they don't sell tires.

post #37888 of 46991
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Please make a note to never ask this cobbler to shine your shoes for you.

Agree wholeheartedly. Thy shalt not use one brush for all thy shoes to avoid the color transfer from one pair to the other.   

post #37889 of 46991

Has anyone been able to do side-by-side comparisons of the Amok vs. Mojave? 

post #37890 of 46991

Anyone know how much seconds for cordovan dalton's are going for with the seconds sale? I emailed and called the shoebank but haven't been able to get an answer.

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