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post #10006 of 10405

My less educated view would be: use plastic trees to stop your shoes being squashed in your bag. But don't put them into shoes after you've worn them, for at least 24 hours,so that they can be properly dry first.

 

In practice, I tend to stuff my shoes with socks to travel, and trust in the power of leather and reality that they won't die if I go without trees for a few days while I'm away.

post #10007 of 10405
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I don't know how this could possibly be true...we've had so much "expert" [cough] testimony here that rubber soles and topy sole protectors are not occlusive...no way, OJ...don't hold moisture in against the insole or the outsole. If rubber outsoles are not occlusive, how could affordable, expedient, modern, technologically advanced, plastic trees be occlusive??!! Plastic trees have holes in them and it's not like they're touching the lining everywhere and/or sealing off the leather they do touch.

It's SF heresy!!

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My own personal opinion is that for short periods of time, no trees are better than plastic trees.

They don't all have holes in them. You know that:
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They press up against the linings. You know that as well.
I'm not interested in arguing for the sake of argument.
post #10008 of 10405
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Originally Posted by Nick V. View Post

They don't all have holes in them. You know that:

I don't use them or sell them...every pair I've ever seen had holes in them.
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They press up against the linings. You know that as well.

What part of " it's not like they're touching the lining everywhere and/or sealing off the leather they do touch," don't you understand?

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I'm not interested in arguing for the sake of argument.

Oh?

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Edited by DWFII - 7/4/14 at 4:35pm
post #10009 of 10405
Many lasted shoe tree don't fill the vamp all around, without touching the lining in many areas
How can do that a small plastic shoe tree, occluding lining pores??
I regularly use spring plastic shoe tree in some shoes and they are perfecty fine,
I simply leave the shoes dry a bit before putting them overnight.

The only negative thing is that they leave a mark on insole at the toe, if anyone care.
post #10010 of 10405
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

I don't use them or sell them...every pair I've ever seen had holes in them.
What part of " it's not like they're touching the lining everywhere and/or sealing off the leather they do touch," don't you understand?
Oh?

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Your like a rabid dog.
I don't know why?
post #10011 of 10405
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post

I'm sort of curious too. I have a pair of the Shoe Snob's plastic travel trees that I've been using. They are very light, and help keep the form of the shoe, but obviously don't have the moisture absorption benefits of cedar trees. I think I saw @RogerP mention them in a thread a while ago. Better than nothing, right? Any downsides to using these for a week or so versus just using nothing? I'm often close to the weight limit and regular trees are much heavier. My AS lasted trees are incredibly heavy!

I'm using them right now on a week long trip through Vermont and Maine. They work just fine and weigh next to nothing.
post #10012 of 10405
I dunno. I travel a lot - most weeks I'm going somewhere. I bring wooden trees with me and don't find it all that difficult. I'm cool with wearing the same shoes 2-3 days in a row if that's most practical (can't hurt every now and then) but I always bring trees and have never even thought if plastic ones.
post #10013 of 10405
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I bought my first pair of Crocket & Jones shoes the other day, I decided to bull them first to get a couple of good "skins" on them before brush polishing them when needed, from time to time i will maintain the shin e with a quick bulling.

Not a very good phone photo I'm afraid.


A little bit late, but the shine on these look fantastic. Is there any guide out there that you guys would recommend to get a similar shine on my JLs?
post #10014 of 10405
Yes, read this thread.
post #10015 of 10405
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Your like a rabid dog.
I don't know why?

Who's "biting" who?

If you think I'm ever going to sit still while you misinterpret and distort my comments, you're out of your mind.

If you mis-quote me...and you did...I'm gonna call you on it. If you can't understand my remarks--the critical juxtaposition of the word "not" with the word "touching" and "everywhere"--to the point you have absolutely no clue what I said, best strategy is just to find something else to do.

Someone once said that it's better to remain silent and let people think you're a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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Edited by DWFII - 7/5/14 at 10:57am
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

Who's "biting who?

If you think I'm going to sit ever still while you misinterpret and distort my comments, you're out of your mind.

If you mis-quote me...and you did...I'm gonna call you on it. If you can't understand my remarks--the critical juxtaposition of the word "not" with the word "touching" and "everywhere"--to the point you have absolutely no clue what I said, best strategy is just to find something else to do.

Someone once said that it's better to remain silent and let people think you're a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

Where did I "miss-quote" you?
post #10017 of 10405
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Yes, read this thread.
Thanks. I'll keep on reading. I've already seen a few guides, but the methods described are all a bit different. I suppose there's no silver bullet to achieving the perfect shine!

One of the guides that I read recommended stripping off the previous wax polish before conditioning and polishing your shoes. If I just polished my shoes a few days ago, is this something that I need to do before I go at it again? Or would you guys recommend only removing the previous polish if a deep cleaning is required?
post #10018 of 10405

Thank you for all your help, guys. I appreciate it.

post #10019 of 10405
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I usually being one pair of cedar trees when I travel and at least 3 pairs of shoes, two good ones, and one pair of beaters in case of inclement weather.

I don't recommend plastic shoe trees in any circumstance. The plastic traps the moisture between the lining and the tree itself. Years ago when I was only a poor college student I had a pair of Chelsea boots that only saw plastic shoe trees. Each time I pulled out the trees they would be speckled with drops of sweat. I thought nothing of it until the lining of those shoes rotted and developed cracks on the inside.

Bring some old newspaper to shove into the shoe, that's better than plastic, ime.

Somewhat related, my mahogany G&G shoe trees don't absorb sweat very well and have some developed some unsightly sweat stains at the toes. 

post #10020 of 10405
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Originally Posted by lostintranslation View Post


A little bit late, but the shine on these look fantastic. Is there any guide out there that you guys would recommend to get a similar shine on my JLs?

Thank you very much.

 

Here is a YouTube guide, his boots are already bulled but you can start on shoes exactly the same way, make sure they are cleaned and brush polished first. The technique is called "bulling" there are quite a few different ways shown on YouTube. TBH, I just wet my Selvyt cloth (available from Amazon) and then wrung it out and just kept applying polish in circles until I was happy with the shine.

 

I would advise that you buy a Selvyt cloth and put it in the washing machine first then the dryer to get all the newness out, forget about the "it must be Kiwi polish" use any good quality polish (I did not find Cherry Blossom to work well).

 

http://www.amazon.com/Selvyt-Cloth-14-POL-908-02S/dp/B0058ECTUM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404562374&sr=8-1&keywords=selvyt+cloth

 

Hope this helps

 

 


Edited by daveathall - 7/5/14 at 5:13am
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