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post #1 of 22
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Hey guys, I recently bought a pair of white low achilles and am just wondering how I should go about maintaining the leather to ensure that they last a long time. I live in Vancouver and it's pretty damp here most of the time, so I would hate to ruin them just by going about my business and getting them a little wet. Any advice would be much appreciated.
post #2 of 22
beat the shit out of them.
they look quite nice that way.
post #3 of 22
always carry around a soft cloth to immediately wipe off moisture and dirt. never wear with raw denim. remove laces after each wearing to prevent forming impressions in the leather store at 50-70F in a dark place with humidity no more than 5% avoid walking on grass or cement surfaces. if you MUST wear them, then take the extra time to place plastic grocery bags around your feet before venturing out.
post #4 of 22
I wear my cps in the snow.
post #5 of 22
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always carry around a soft cloth to immediately wipe off moisture and dirt.
never wear with raw denim.
remove laces after each wearing to prevent forming impressions in the leather
store at 50-70F in a dark place with humidity no more than 5%
avoid walking on grass or cement surfaces.
if you MUST wear them, then take the extra time to place plastic grocery bags around your feet before venturing out.

I find acid-free lucite boxes that fit around them also help maintain the shape. Currently my single pair of CPs is in the archive of a museum curator friend of mine.
post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by Listi View Post
I wear my cps in the snow.

I wore mine during a Chicago snowstorm, hold up pretty well.
post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by Psydelik View Post
Hey guys, I recently bought a pair of white low achilles and am just wondering how I should go about maintaining the leather to ensure that they last a long time. I live in Vancouver and it's pretty damp here most of the time, so I would hate to ruin them just by going about my business and getting them a little wet. Any advice would be much appreciated.

why are you urinating on them?
post #8 of 22
^ lol Use neutral shoe polish.
post #9 of 22
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why are you urinating on them?
Sometimes I just can't help myself..haha. So, should I really not be afraid of beating them up a bit? Everyone I know is telling me I'm crazy because I'm wearing them when it's wet out and I'm not sure what the hell to do as it is almost always wet here. I suppose I'll just admire them from afar.
post #10 of 22
I wash the car in mine...
post #11 of 22
CPs are meant to be beat up... especially white achilles lows... they look better as they get beat up IMO I've worn mine for 3 consecutive winters and they are still in great shape
post #12 of 22
I usually wipe mine with a damp cloth if they get stained in any egregious way (this works for stray wax or dye from your jeans as well). Other than that, I treat them like normal sneakers.
post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by auc2mic View Post
CPs are meant to be beat up... especially white achilles lows... they look better as they get beat up IMO

I've worn mine for 3 consecutive winters and they are still in great shape
That's what I figured, but everyone thinks im crazy for wanting to wear ballin' shoes normally. Appreciate the input guys.
post #14 of 22
they arent that over priced if you get them on sale. just treat them like normal shoes.
post #15 of 22
ditto on beating them up, sneakers are not to be babied, if u have dark colour cp's, no need to worry about wearing denim with them, the colour bleed only shows on light colours
seriously tho, ppl spend a thousand dollars on guidi/augusta boots and beat the hell outta them
as long as its not an overly dressy/fancy style, wear the shoe and don't let it wear you
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