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post #2881 of 7035

$25 was the cost of the topy.

 

I've had them back for about 3 weeks, but for the last two weeks these boots have basically sat in the closet since I got a new pair of Indys that I've been wearing daily. I laced the 1Ks up because we were expecting rain and I've Sno-Sealed these whereas the Aldens have only been oiled.

post #2882 of 7035
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Originally Posted by kpag View Post

$25 was the cost of the topy.

That sounds reasonable. There is generally no warranty with work done by cobblers as once out of their hands they have no control over how the items will be used. I have always had good luck taking items back to them within a reasonable amount of time if there is an issue. What is reasonable is a YMMV
post #2883 of 7035
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Originally Posted by Winterbourne View Post

Do any of you know why my right boot is creasing more dramatically than the left one? This is the case for every pair I own be it the black 1ks, RWs, Chippewas, etc. Would shoe trees alleviate any of the unequally distributed creasing?

It is you not the boots. The size and shape of your feet and the way that you walk will dictate how the leather creases. Shoe trees may help a little, but ultimately the creasing is caused when the boots are on your feet not on the tree.
post #2884 of 7035
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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post


That sounds reasonable. There is generally no warranty with work done by cobblers as once out of their hands they have no control over how the items will be used. I have always had good luck taking items back to them within a reasonable amount of time if there is an issue. What is reasonable is a YMMV

 

That's kind of what I figured. I'm not even bothered by it since it's so minor right now. I'm gonna keep wearing them and if it keeps pulling back then I'll take them back in to have fix it, out of pocket or not. 

post #2885 of 7035
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Originally Posted by kpag View Post

That's kind of what I figured. I'm not even bothered by it since it's so minor right now. I'm gonna keep wearing them and if it keeps pulling back then I'll take them back in to have fix it, out of pocket or not. 

Take it back right away and get it fixed before it gets any worse. It's a very easy fix for them
post #2886 of 7035
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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post

It is you not the boots. The size and shape of your feet and the way that you walk will dictate how the leather creases. Shoe trees may help a little, but ultimately the creasing is caused when the boots are on your feet not on the tree.

Ok, got it. Thanks. That's what I was leaning towards as the cause of the creasing as well.

Now I have a bigger dilemma. Last night I was trying to buff my boots after applying Obenauf's and while using my horsehair brush I managed to make a dark abrasion on one of the toes. I applied saphir renu cream and tried remedying it that way but it seems like no matter the amount of brushing/wiping I do the dark spot worsens. The spot doesn't have any of the sheen the like the rest of the leather and feels somewhat raw. Any suggestions?

post #2887 of 7035
Quality control on these boots really seems astonishingly terrible for something retailing for like 350.
post #2888 of 7035
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Originally Posted by Winterbourne View Post

Ok, got it. Thanks. That's what I was leaning towards as the cause of the creasing as well.

Now I have a bigger dilemma. Last night I was trying to buff my boots after applying Obenauf's and while using my horsehair brush I managed to make a dark abrasion on one of the toes. I applied saphir renu cream and tried remedying it that way but it seems like no matter the amount of brushing/wiping I do the dark spot worsens. The spot doesn't have any of the sheen the like the rest of the leather and feels somewhat raw. Any suggestions?


It feels raw because you somehow managed to wear away the top most layer of the leather. Basically you have a raw patch of leather that is no longer protected by the top grain thus able to absorb all the cream and oils you throw at it, therefore its darker.

Unfortunately there's no way to remedy that. You can try using a thin layer of neutral shoe polish and buff it but its likely to stay like that forever.
post #2889 of 7035
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Originally Posted by benjamin831 View Post

It feels raw because you somehow managed to wear away the top most layer of the leather. Basically you have a raw patch of leather that is no longer protected by the top grain thus able to absorb all the cream and oils you throw at it, therefore its darker.

Unfortunately there's no way to remedy that. You can try using a thin layer of neutral shoe polish and buff it but its likely to stay like that forever.

Yep it's there to stay. I spent the last hour or better trying to fade or remove it. What I did notice relievedly is it doesn't look too bad the darker I make the leather with polish and Obenauf's. They just look more black cherry than rust with character added.
post #2890 of 7035
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Originally Posted by Arethusa View Post

Quality control on these boots really seems astonishingly terrible for something retailing for like 350.
The same could be said of Aldens. Some of which retail in the ballpark of $700+.
post #2891 of 7035
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Originally Posted by Winterbourne View Post

Yep it's there to stay. I spent the last hour or better trying to fade or remove it. What I did notice relievedly is it doesn't look too bad the darker I make the leather with polish and Obenauf's. They just look more black cherry than rust with character added.

Which Obenaufs did you use? LP? And how did you apply if so?
post #2892 of 7035
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Which Obenaufs did you use? LP? And how did you apply if so?

Yes I used the LP and just rubbed it around the toe area then used a blowdryer while rubbing it in, then buffed and used shoe polish. My futile attempts initially trying to remove the mark only made the black spot larger, so figuring my methods wore away yesterday's coat of Obenauf's off around the toe I applied it again.
post #2893 of 7035
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Originally Posted by Winterbourne View Post

Yes I used the LP and just rubbed it around the toe area then used a blowdryer while rubbing it in, then buffed and used shoe polish. My futile attempts initially trying to remove the mark only made the black spot larger, so figuring my methods wore away yesterday's coat of Obenauf's off around the toe I applied it again.

Stay away from shoe polish for a while. I would go out and get some boot oil and treat the entire boot with a couple of light coats. After a week or so I would then LP both boots thoroughly.
post #2894 of 7035
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

Stay away from shoe polish for a while. I would go out and get some boot oil and treat the entire boot with a couple of light coats. After a week or so I would then LP both boots thoroughly.

Do you think Saphir Renu can be used in place of boot oil?

Here's what they look like now:

post #2895 of 7035
I would go with boot oil. After you wear these a while you won't see that mark. It'll blend in. I've noticed that some colors seem to have a light surface glaze as part of the finishing process. That's what I think you brushed through.
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