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post #8101 of 51025
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

For all of you first time AE buyers freaking out about your new purchases:

 


 

5.  Use AE's conditioner cleaner or Saphir Renovateur before wearing your shoes to help minimize the creasing.  Thereafter use these products regularly.  For some shoes, I do not use anything but Renovateur.

 

 

What types of shoes do you only use Saphir Reno on?  I've got a pair of chromexcel Bayfields that I have yet to wear outside and was going to use the regular AE conditioner prior to actually wearing them out. 

post #8102 of 51025
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Originally Posted by evolved View Post

What types of shoes do you only use Saphir Reno on?  I've got a pair of chromexcel Bayfields that I have yet to wear outside and was going to use the regular AE conditioner prior to actually wearing them out. 


I use Saphir on all my leather shoes - it worked great on my old CXL 1000 Mile boots.

post #8103 of 51025
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What types of shoes do you only use Saphir Reno on?  I've got a pair of chromexcel Bayfields that I have yet to wear outside and was going to use the regular AE conditioner prior to actually wearing them out. 

 

I'm a recent convert and still experimenting with it, but I tend to use it on shoes for which I do not use a creme polish.  If I use a creme polish, I'm still using AE's cleaner conditioner initially.  So far, I'm using renovateur on my brown C&J captoes and my AE Malverns.  I like creme polish on my walnut Strands and brown Delrays.  I have not tried renovateur on my black Park Avenues yet, but plan on doing so soon.

 

Below is a picture of the C&J's with only using Renovateur.

 

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post #8104 of 51025
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Originally Posted by norite View Post

Thank you very much for these tips!! I'm a first time AE buyer and purchased 4 pairs last week (Black Park Avenue, Brown Fifth Avenue, Walnut Strand, Merlot Mcallister).

 

If you don't mind, I want to ask you and others on this thread the following:

 

1. Do you ever use shoe cream? And if so, when do you use it?

2. For polish, is it better to purchase AE Premium Polish or Carnauba Wax Polish?

3. What are your regular steps to cleaning a pair of AE. From what I have gathered on other threads: (Clean with conditioner, Use shoe cream, Buff off, Clean with conditioner, Use polish, buff off, Clean with conditioner) although this sounds like it could be too exhaustive.

4. In regards to your tip #5, are you suggesting we use the conditioner/cleaner before EVERY wear or just the first wear?

5. What other products do I need other than the following in order to care for my shoes:

 

  • AE Premium Polish for each respective shoe color (Black, Dark Brown, Cognac, Merlot)
  • Horsehair Brushes
  • Cotton Rags
  • AE Cleaner/Conditioner
  • Shoe Trees and Shoe Horn
  • Heel and Sole Edge Dressing

 

Thanks in advance!

 

1.  See my above post. 

2.  I would start with the premium polish and see how you like it.  Some people like to add wax to the toe and heel of their shoes as well, but I only do that with my black captoes.

3.  Everyone has a different routine.  Check out the shoecare thread.  For me, I brush with a horsehair brush and/or wipe down with a damp cloth.  I then apply cleaner conditioner or renovateur and let dry.  I buff renovateur, but not AE's cleaner conditioner.  I then apply premium polish, let dry and buff.  If applying wax to the toe and heel, I do this last.  In between polishes I use a horsehair brush to buff/shine.

4.  No.  Some condition weekly, but I condition about once a month.  Depends on how often you wear the shoes.

5.  Looks pretty good to me.  Make sure you get a different horsehair brush for each color and the right color heel/sole edge dressing for your shoes.

post #8105 of 51025
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

If they won't price match, return them and buy at Nordstrom.  The fact they do not want to lose this sale is the reason they always price match. 

Just spoke to Glenn at the Newbury Store and they're going to price match for me on the Strands. Glad I double checked!
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Yea the SA at the Newbury store are great I'm surprised there ever was an issue of not price matching.
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Anyone have any experience with the store at the Somerset Collection? Good, bad, ugly?

post #8108 of 51025
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Just spoke to Glenn at the Newbury Store and they're going to price match for me on the Strands. Glad I double checked!

 

Do yourself and email AE and give them your feedback for Glenn.  I couldn't help but email them a month ago when I bought a couple pairs.  He is one of the best salesmen I ever dealt with and deserves every bit of recognition.  I was in the Saturday looking for him, but he wasn't working that day :(

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Originally Posted by jjr4884 View Post

Do yourself and email AE and give them your feedback for Glenn.  I couldn't help but email them a month ago when I bought a couple pairs.  He is one of the best salesmen I ever dealt with and deserves every bit of recognition.  I was in the Saturday looking for him, but he wasn't working that day frown.gif

Yup went there 6 months apart and he remembered me.
post #8110 of 51025

I'm looking at a used pair of PA's. The uppers are in great shape, but the soles had topies applied and I have no idea what is acceptable wear with these.

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Are these OK, or should I look elsewhere?

post #8111 of 51025
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Originally Posted by sartorialnoob View Post

I'm looking at a used pair of PA's. The uppers are in great shape, but the soles had topies applied and I have no idea what is acceptable wear with these.

Are these OK, or should I look elsewhere?

Do they normally sew topies on as part of a resole? I thought they were glued.

Maybe that means that the leather sole underneath is in great shape. But I don't see how you avoid a full resole once the topy wears. How could you cut out the topy without removing all the threads?
post #8112 of 51025
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post

Do they normally sew topies on as part of a resole? I thought they were glued.
Maybe that means that the leather sole underneath is in great shape. But I don't see how you avoid a full resole once the topy wears. How could you cut out the topy without removing all the threads?

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post #8113 of 51025
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Perhaps it was resoled with a partially rubber sole then.

post #8114 of 51025
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

^^^ Nice, but it sucks that they are only in "D" widths  .  .  .

They've done this for seemingly all the new AE's for BB. Very annoying.
post #8115 of 51025
I scanned the last few pages of this thread and haven't seen anybody comment on these eyesores:





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In the pursuit of novelty they have completely abandoned taste.
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