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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

I picked up a pair of suede shoes from Carmina and after the first wear, the right heel counter is starting to bald.

I think it is a combination of my heel kicking my chair and driving.

Has anyone experienced this before? I tried to minimize the rubbing of the heel by wearing different shoes to work. However, today I still noticed the right heel counter starting to whiten. If you compare the left and right heel counter, it is quite apparent.

Since the suede is being worn down so quick and brushing does not lift the hair anymore, is there a spray I can use?

lol

I have a feeling a large portion of members do not commute but take public transportation or walk since living in a larger city.

HALP!! redface.gif

It is funny you should mention this. I don't drive very often. If I drive once per year that's a lot, but recently I drove a lot for a mini-vacation. One of the first things I noticed was that driving is brutal on your shoes. The right heel was all fucked up from resting on the floor of the car and the pedal. That, and the pedals scuffing your shoes. Also, just sitting does disasters on your pants and jacket. You suburbanites are nuts.
post #10817 of 19061
Driving can be hard on shoes -particulary suede - and especially if you drive stick.
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post #10819 of 19061
You can also do it with the back of a spoon.
post #10820 of 19061
I drive a stick shift and my shoes are all fine.
post #10821 of 19061
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

You can also do it with the back of a spoon.


Indeed, but the deer bone has oils that can help nourish the shell or leather at the same time. 

post #10822 of 19061
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Originally Posted by MDeKelver View Post
 

Fine Sir,  What Godly company has produced these shoes for you?  And model also and colour :)

http://epauletnewyork.com/collections/footwear/products/ellison-new-captoe-brown-calfskin

 

They're lighter in real life. I think the picture was taken in the shade.

post #10823 of 19061

What's all this about deer boners?

post #10824 of 19061
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post


Indeed, but the deer bone has oils that can help nourish the shell or leather at the same time. 

I don't think so. Esp. if the bone has been cleaned and polished--the way it needs to be to not scratch the leather (even microfine scratches are scratches). I use bones all the time.

What a bone will do is absorb oils from your hand, however. Or the leather.
post #10825 of 19061
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post


Indeed, but the deer bone has oils that can help nourish the shell or leather at the same time. 

Basically you can achieve the same result with cordovan cream, or reno and a spoon.
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

What's all this about deer boners?

It is largely bullshit. It is a throwback to "St. Hughes Bones". Many old school shoemakers made their tools out of animal bones so some company decided to profit from that by selling oiled deer bones. Anything hard and smooth can do the same thing. It just compacts the fibers, that's it.
post #10826 of 19061
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post


I don't think so. Esp. if the bone has been cleaned and polished--the way it needs to be to not scratch the leather (even microfine scratches are scratches). I use bones all the time.

What a bone will do is absorb oils from your hand, however. Or the leather.


The Abbey Horn deer bone in the video is very waxy/oily. There's no way it's absorbing anything. In fact everything it touches, get's some oil/wax from the deer bone.

post #10827 of 19061
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Basically you can achieve the same result with cordovan cream, or reno and a spoon.
It is largely bullshit. It is a throwback to "St. Hughes Bones". Many old school shoemakers made their tools out of animal bones so some company decided to profit from that by selling oiled deer bones. Anything hard and smooth can do the same thing. It just compacts the fibers, that's it.

People are selling oiled deer bones?! I've got some ocean front property in Arizona....

I do make my own bones. They are still viable tools in the right circumstances and I believe (old school me) better than steel in those circumstances. I also use hardwood rub sticks that are nearly as good if not as good. But there are very few hardwoods in the world that have such dense grain that you can polish them to the same flawless, silky surface as a good bone. That said I do have some--boxwood would be my first choice, then holly and after that maybe some of the tropical rosewoods...but even there you have to be real careful not all of them will polish up ideally..
post #10828 of 19061
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post


The Abbey Horn deer bone in the video is very waxy/oily. There's no way it's absorbing anything. In fact everything it touches, get's some oil/wax from the deer bone.

Well, they don't come off the animal that way.
post #10829 of 19061
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post


Well, they don't come off the animal that way.


I think they're infused with wax/oil. The thing is almost like a candle or something. 

post #10830 of 19061
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

What's all this about deer boners?

Much to do about nothing........except a few $$.
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