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post #1651 of 2100
Well, far from 20+ years, but my oldest suede shoes are eight years and look every bit as good as my calf shoes of similar age.
post #1652 of 2100
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Originally Posted by OREO View Post

I like having shoes i know i will have for +20 years, I love suede but will it really last that long? I treat my shoes well but it's very difficult to 'nourish' suede

 


with proper care and rotation , suede can last well beyond 20 years
post #1653 of 2100
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Originally Posted by OREO View Post

I like having shoes i know i will have for +20 years, I love suede but will it really last that long? I treat my shoes well but it's very difficult to 'nourish' suede

 


with proper care and rotation , suede can last well beyond 20 years
post #1654 of 2100
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post #1655 of 2100
i think the suede itself will last very long... especially the hardy waxed suede. it's the lining that i'm worried about.
post #1656 of 2100
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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post

with proper care and rotation , suede can last well beyond 20 years

What do you consider "proper care" for suede?

I can't stand the smell of the spray on suede cleaners, and they typically contain mineral oil and other hydrocarbons that I don't like to put in my leather. And, although I make my own shoe polish, I do not have a product for suede. I have tried shampoo with conditioning coconut oil (American Crew Shampoo) with some success however.

How do other members care for their suede?
post #1657 of 2100

i use something called 'Tarrago nano protector' that i'm confident will protect my suede shoes from damage. After i apply the protector i can literally put my shoes under a tap on full power and the water will literally be deflected off. So im confident i can prevent my shoes from being damaged. But it is that caring for the leather aspect that worries me. With my other shoes i use Saphir renouvateur, and high quality creams to keep the leather in good condition, but with suede i think it's a different story.  

post #1658 of 2100

I bought some suede chukkas from Duckers of Oxford in 1980, and how to look after the suede was one of my questions. Mr Ducker advised me to clean them occasionally under warm water, using a wire brush and mild detergent, wetting the shoes thoroughly and them allowing them to dry slowly, stuffed with newspaper.

 

This regime struck me as rather harsh but it worked perfectly well in terms of cleaning the suede (a very thick, supple, honey-coloured suede) and appeared to have no ill-effects. I no longer have the chukkas, but they lasted a long time.

post #1659 of 2100
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Originally Posted by glenjay View Post

What do you consider "proper care" for suede?

I can't stand the smell of the spray on suede cleaners, and they typically contain mineral oil and other hydrocarbons that I don't like to put in my leather. And, although I make my own shoe polish, I do not have a product for suede. I have tried shampoo with conditioning coconut oil (American Crew Shampoo) with some success however.

How do other members care for their suede?



I use Saphir products on all my shoes, whether its suede, calf or cordovan. Yes, its a little more expensive but its much better for your shoes and does a better job than other products.

Suede Shoe Care

How to Clean Suede Shoes
post #1660 of 2100

Suede cleaning day!:slayer:

 

 

... and a bit of plain calf :embar:

 

(only Saphir products, of course)

post #1661 of 2100
Good deal on these yesterday, missized. labelled as a 9 actually a 10.

post #1662 of 2100
Use a suede brush as needed and avoid nasty winter weather.
post #1663 of 2100

Infra,

 

Can't quite read that label, details? Love that color.

post #1664 of 2100
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Infra,

Can't quite read that label, details? Love that color.

http://www.johnwhiteshoes.com/shop/westbury-berry-suede/

I got them in TK Max.
post #1665 of 2100
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http://www.johnwhiteshoes.com/shop/westbury-berry-suede/

I got them in TK Max.

 

John White of Northampton ... made in Portugal I believe (or Taiwan?)

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