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**The Official Shoe Care Thread: Tutorials, Photos, etc.** - Page 685post #10261 of 190738/6/14 at 4:29pmpost #10262 of 190738/7/14 at 4:16amGentlemen, I have a pair of red wings boots with a large laceration on the toe cap
I know these are work boots and not the usual type of leather or design you discuss but these are my most comfortable boots after being a bitch to break in and the mark bothers me as it has raised a rather large flap
Is there a way to make this less conspicuous? Sand it down? The underlying leather is a very different colorpost #10263 of 190738/7/14 at 4:41ampost #10264 of 190738/7/14 at 5:38ampost #10265 of 190738/7/14 at 6:15am
I'm having a problem with some shoes I bought a few weeks ago. I've noticed that when I wear them, the colour rubs off onto the bottom of my trousers, leaving marks (which come out in the wash). The shoes aren't terribly expensive, but not cheap either, so I would expect better. Unfortunately, it took me some time to notice this and so they're now too worn to be returned to the store. Google doesn't have much advice to offer - seems to be an unusual problem. It would be much appreciated if anyone could shed any light on what's wrong/what to do about it.post #10266 of 190738/7/14 at 6:24ampost #10267 of 190738/7/14 at 6:59amQuote:
I haven't actually polished them - haven't needed to since they're relatively new. Polishing with a neutral polish might work, I suppose, if it covers up the problematic colouring - thanks!
They're dark burgundy leather wingtip shoes - very similar to this
from the same store, but not quite the same model.post #10268 of 190738/7/14 at 8:03am
This is odd, as the Jones' shoes appear to be made of corrected leather. As such, they would - presumably - not absorb polish in any way. The polish simply sits on top of the leather. Are you sure you haven't wiped some polish on them at some point? Or dusted them with a cloth you use for other shoes, perhaps? Good luck with this - someone will have the solution!post #10269 of 190738/7/14 at 8:20amQuote:Originally Posted by Munky
This is odd, as the Jones' shoes appear to be made of corrected leather. As such, they would - presumably - not absorb polish in any way. The polish simply sits on top of the leather. Are you sure you haven't wiped some polish on them at some point? Or dusted them with a cloth you use for other shoes, perhaps? Good luck with this - someone will have the solution!
Definitely haven't touched them, and it's the same colour as the shoes. How does corrected leather make a difference? (I don't know very much about shoes...) They do have a more waxy feel than most shoes.post #10270 of 190738/7/14 at 8:21ampost #10271 of 190738/7/14 at 8:39ampost #10272 of 190738/7/14 at 8:42amI've been polishing these DMs and while I have a good 10ft shine, up close the wax looks flaky. Is this just a case of using too much? While I'm polishing, I can't see it building up, and the shine is good. That was last night, this is today. What's the best way to fix this and get a proper shine?post #10273 of 190738/8/14 at 2:13amNot sure if I'm going nuts here, but is there any way/reason to darken shoes during a repair process?
Here's the rub
I got a pair of bespoke shoes made up for my wedding in navy. They were clearly navy when I chose them and when I received them. However there was an issue with fit. There was way too much room in tre toe box. So I took them back and was told they could be altered no problems. 6 weeks later they arrive. And I swear they are black now. If not black then such a dark navy that no one in my office could tell the difference.
It's not like they've even been shined up with black polish as they are desperately in need of some work.
Why would this happen? Is it possible or can I just not remember how dark they arepost #10274 of 190738/8/14 at 2:27amQuote:
Thanks, rubbing them with a cloth might be working - there's less and less colour coming off and the shoes don't look any different. Problem solved, perhaps.post #10275 of 190738/8/14 at 3:18am
So I was really excited that I finally got my first pair of Allen Edmonds (Park Avenue)...! And then it was a total kill-joy when I realized there was a huge crease/indention on one of the shoes. I ordered these at Nordstrom and had them shipped to my house since they didn't have my size.
I posted this in the Allen Edmonds Appreciation thread, but I think perhaps this post is better suited here. So should I return these immediately? Or is this not a big deal, and the leather will warp back into place (for lack of a better word)? It's a hassle to have to return them and wait for them to arrive again, but I definitely do not want to keep them if they are permanently damaged.
I'd greatly appreciate your advice. Thank you!
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