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post #10996 of 19067

No. Matter of fact, my personal solution to shoe care is more brushing and less polish. My way. It went well, certainly. When it comes to leather and shoe care, again, my POV is 90% experience and 10% obtained knowledge.

post #10997 of 19067
I'd agree with you there.
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However, my experience with Kiwi was that brushing after a long day wearing would only dent the finish, no matter how fine the buffing tool is. So, as per usual, no Kiwi.

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All I would add, Traverscao, is not to to dismiss, too quickly, the wealth of knowledge on this site. You may draw on 90% of experience, but don't be too quick to dismiss the important 10% of hard won experience of shoes that other people have and that you can get on this site. I have learned a lot from other people.

post #11000 of 19067
Sometimes 90% of 8 months of experience just ain't enough. I don't even consider myself to have very much experience on a lot of fronts.
post #11001 of 19067

Well, you ain't exactly a beginner on the shoe front, Patrick!

post #11002 of 19067
I simply wear shoes, that's it. The same as most of us on here.
post #11003 of 19067
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I simply wear shoes, that's it. The same as most of us on here.

You're right. Some people decided to take it a lot further, forming cults and groups, which is crazy. Yes, appreciate the shoe is one thing, but wear it is the main thing - it was made to be appreciated via wearing and caring.

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All I would add, Traverscao, is not to to dismiss, too quickly, the wealth of knowledge on this site. You may draw on 90% of experience, but don't be too quick to dismiss the important 10% of hard won experience of shoes that other people have and that you can get on this site. I have learned a lot from other people.

Nope, I would not dismiss the 10% knowledge obtained, Munky. Thanks for reminding me for a part which I have yet to cover.

 

So, obtained knowledge can vary from Side A to Side B. It is always up to an individual to decide what they will do to their shoes. That's why, even though based knowledge is extremely important, still, it only round up 10%. 

 

And again, without guys sharing their knowledge up here, I wouldn't have had better days.

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Of course, if you're not adverse to the appearance, you could ask your shoe repair shop to stick on some rubber half soles and heels, and just replace those. The leather soles will last for years.

 

Not a fan, I much prefer the look of the leather. But thanks for the feedback!

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Cheap plastic Chinese shoes will last longer almost always if you consider shoes dead when they need a resole.

 

I don't, I'm referring specifically to the sole. I've worn cheap shoes for longer with periods of a few days of consecutive wearing and the soles have lasted well. The issue has normally been the glue coming off. I will resole them. I just think 60 wears seems very little use for the price of a professional resole.

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I don't, I'm referring specifically to the sole. I've worn cheap shoes for longer with periods of a few days of consecutive wearing and the soles have lasted well. The issue has normally been the glue coming off. I will resole them. I just think 60 wears seems very little use for the price of a professional resole.

 

Yeah, 60 wears seems a bit low for the (consul?) soles. As DW pointed out, you might have gotten a sole made of looser-grained leather. Also looking at the wear-profile, the toes seem to have substantial wear - it might just be that with this last/size combination, there is a lot of toe wear (even if you don't have the same in other comparable shoes). I would suggest that during the resole you have toe taps fitted (inset-steel tap or stick-on plastic taps), as some others might have also suggested

post #11008 of 19067

I think the best shoe care is...don't care for your shoes and when they wear out buy new ones...

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I think the best shoe care is...don't care for your shoes and when they wear out buy new ones...

Uh... Is that, by chance, fairly counterproductive? 

post #11010 of 19067

shoes are meant to be worn...not to be kissed and cuddled

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