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Originally Posted by Neognosis View Post

No. To get a nice glassy shine in the toe and heel of non-greasy leathers, you work the wax in layer by layer, spraying a light mist of water (some use drops) while you work each layer in. It's a cool technique I learned from this video:

https://youtu.be/yPhqQEdhtxI

He uses drops of water, I find the spray bottle to work better, but it's the same idea.


Wow that was a beautiful video and I don't think I have ever saw a pair of shoes with shine like that. Shinning shoes properly is a skill and a n art. Do your look like that? Sweet!!
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Just received my Whites Smoke Jumpers today!! Gorgeous boot, how ever my right big toe on the out side rubs on the composite toe. Question for you fellas who wear smoke jumpers. Do you think this will change once the boot breaks in or do you think with it being a composite toe the boot in that area will not stretch at all. 


I had the same trouble with mine except it was my pinky toe.  Now, after about 6 months of wearing them continuously, I never even notice it.  I don't feel the celastic cap at all.  I'm not sure why.  I was told by White's that the celastic toe will not "break in" and if it was really bothering me, I'd have to go the route of a rebuild.  Good luck.

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I can get my calfskin Allen Edmonds very close to that, and I can get a pretty decent glass on the toe of my British tan retro oxfords......

Not as nice or as glassy as with calfskin, but it's coming along ok....





I'll try to get a better picture latee
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Originally Posted by Neognosis View Post

I can get my calfskin Allen Edmonds very close to that, and I can get a pretty decent glass on the toe of my British tan retro oxfords......

Not as nice or as glassy as with calfskin, but it's coming along ok....



Beautiful 😉
Thanks for sharing. Any others? They look really nice. If they were 11's I'd be begging for them. Lol
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Beautiful 😉
Thanks for sharing. Any others? They look really nice. If they were 11's I'd be begging for them. Lol


I had to take another look at these this morning. I got to find a good used pair just like them. Any other pics of them? You can PM me.
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Sure, I'll post some more after work tonight. I'm pretty disappointed that bakers and white's don't make these for the US market anymore, they really are fantastic shoes and I would buy another pair...

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Really!! Lots of guys would buy them. Got to find me a used pair.
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Spent 1/2 hour slowly working in another layer... The toes should glass up pretty well with a few more coats...
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Thanks Neognosis!!   Both pair look absolutely awesome!!   No more shine is needed.  I could look at your shoes all night....LOL

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....and if you ever decide to sell, lease or toss a pair please let me know. 😀
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Originally Posted by Neognosis View Post


No. To get a nice glassy shine in the toe and heel of non-greasy leathers, you work the wax in layer by layer, spraying a light mist of water (some use drops) while you work each layer in. It's a cool technique I learned from this video:

https://youtu.be/yPhqQEdhtxI

He uses drops of water, I find the spray bottle to work better, but it's the same idea.


Oh my God!  I have to admit I always wondered how anyone got the shine I sometimes see on a pair of Oil Finish White's!  However, while I am intending NO insult at all, you need to get a life!  Are you divorced? I'm fortunate if I even feel like brushing my Whitet's a few times a week.

Pun intended.

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Hey there, I am new and shinning shoes and Neognosis has giving me TONS of tips and "how to polish your shoes\boots properly". 

I honestly had no clue about all the steps it takes to get shoes looking like great. 

I don't think you would do this entire process every time you polished your shoes, only a few times per year. Looks to be well worth the time!

 

Post a picture of your white's next to his and lets compare........The look of his boots\shoes would be very hard to beat buddy!! They are awesome.

 

Just wanted to put my 2 cents in - y'all have a great day.

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Originally Posted by trvlr472 View Post


Oh my God!  I have to admit I always wondered how anyone got the shine I sometimes see on a pair of Oil Finish White's!  However, while I am intending NO insult at all, you need to get a life!  Are you divorced? I'm fortunate if I even feel like brushing my Whitet's a few times a week.
Pun intended.

Haha... No, I'm happily married with four kids and a full time job. It really takes little time, especially when you consider all the other time wasters people engage in. It's also pretty relaxing.

I'll repeat myself from an earlier post: every few weeks, when the kids are in bed and my wife is out with friends or doing some take home work, I like to put on a movie, get out my kit, and put a nice shine on the toes of a pair or two of my nicer shoes.

I am very much the opposite of most of the people who have posted in this thread. I enjoy a true "patina," one that comes from time and taking care of my shoes. A graceful aging that comes from honest use and care instead of abuse and neglect. To my eyes, there is nothing "patina" or attractive about a pair of shoes or even workbooks with scratches, gouges, or water stains if the boots or shoes have been neglected.

However, you pay your money and you decide what you want to do with your own stuff, and beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

The wear after a year of 2-4 times a week of office, factory, and travel environments:




Edited by Neognosis - 6/4/16 at 7:44am
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Amen!! I'd still buy any pair you have. I really appreciate all the advice and help. Will be ordering some saphir products soon 😉
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Originally Posted by Neognosis View Post
 

Sure, I'll post some more after work tonight. I'm pretty disappointed that bakers and white's don't make these for the US market anymore, they really are fantastic shoes and I would buy another pair...

Neognosis:  Long time lurker, first time poster, and owner of a couple pair of White's.  FYI, I just ordered a pair of retro oxfords directly from White's about 3 weeks ago.

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