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post #11491 of 19040
Not to toot my own horn, well, actually yes, to toot my own horn: I sent back some Saint Crispins to get resoled at their workshop and the main finishing guy was very impressed with my skills and inquired as to my methods and products. Just sayin.
post #11492 of 19040

That doesn't surprise me, Patrick. You are one of a small group on here that knows what they are talking about and what they are doing. Toot away!

post #11493 of 19040
I'm not sure I know what I am talking about, but I sure know how to make shoes shiny.
post #11494 of 19040
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Not to toot my own horn, well, actually yes, to toot my own horn: I sent back some Saint Crispins to get resoled at their workshop and the main finishing guy was very impressed with my skills and inquired as to my methods and products. Just sayin.

You're the man, Pat!

post #11495 of 19040

So does anyone know what to do about bumpy/roughed up sole edge after wearing them in the rain? They look like jerky right now. :facepalm:

post #11496 of 19040
Do they taste like jerky too?
post #11497 of 19040
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Do they taste like jerky too?


If they did, I would just be buying new shoes instead Lol!

post #11498 of 19040
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Originally Posted by SushiOfTheGods View Post
 

So does anyone know what to do about bumpy/roughed up sole edge after wearing them in the rain? They look like jerky right now. :facepalm:

 

let the shoes dry on their sides, and then use edge dressing/wax (depending on whether the edges are meant to be black or natural/brown)

 

leather soles swell with water and can look awful then, but they should be back in shape (to varying degrees based on the quality of the sole leather), when fully dry.

post #11499 of 19040
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So does anyone know what to do about bumpy/roughed up sole edge after wearing them in the rain? They look like jerky right now. facepalm.gif

A shoemakers "cran" ('technical' word for secret trick):

When they are close to dry but not entirely, take a bone (not an oily bone) or a piece of hardwood or even a smooth spoon and rub / burnish the edges smooth. All the bumpy spots will flatten and if you persist with your rubbing until the leather is surface dry you will, in the process create a fairly high shine.

Now you can lightly sand the edges with relatively fine paper and then dye the edges if you want more colour. If you do this, then take a wet rag and moisten the edges after the dye has dried. Rub / burnish again and then apply wax.

Or, if the edges don't need more colour, go back to where you burnished the edges, skip the dye and just apply wax or polish.
post #11500 of 19040
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Originally Posted by sleepyinsanfran View Post
 

 

let the shoes dry on their sides, and then use edge dressing/wax (depending on whether the edges are meant to be black or natural/brown)

 

leather soles swell with water and can look awful then, but they should be back in shape (to varying degrees based on the quality of the sole leather), when fully dry.

 

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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post


A shoemakers "cran" ('technical' word for secret trick):

When they are close to dry but not entirely, take a bone (not an oily bone) or a piece of hardwood or even a smooth spoon and rub / burnish the edges smooth. All the bumpy spots will flatten and if you persist with your rubbing until the leather is surface dry you will, in the process create a fairly high shine.

Now you can lightly sand the edges with relatively fine paper and then dye the edges if you want more colour. If you do this, then take a wet rag and moisten the edges after the dye has dried. Rub / burnish again and then apply wax.

Or, if the edges don't need more colour, go back to where you burnished the edges, skip the dye and just apply wax or polish.

 

Thank you gents for your advice! I will see to it that my shoes will be back to their original state.

I've lately fully realized that shoes are meant to be worn so I wear them in rain without any regrets. Now I wouldn't wear them in snow and when they start spraying salt everywhere...

post #11501 of 19040

I am a huge believer in Saphir Renovateur. I use it all the time.

 

However, I am still trying to get the hang of Saphir's (Medaille d'Or?) cream wax polish.

What tends to happen after I have finished polishing my shoes with this cream is that it kind of clumps up and/or is quite visible on the upper lining, stitching, etc.

I'm not sure if perhaps I'm using too much when I apply, am not rubbing it in gently or carefully enough...?

I use an old t-shirt to apply these two products... maybe I don't have the proper accoutrements?

If you're wondering, I do use a horse hair brush before and after applying product.

 

Any ideas and opinions are welcome!

post #11502 of 19040
Cream polish? Brush to spread out and remove the excess.
post #11503 of 19040
Anyone remember where that series of posts...and photos...of tortoise shell leather outsole treatment is?
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

Anyone remember where that series of posts...and photos...of tortoise shell leather outsole treatment is?

Tortoise shell? As in shell cordovan?

post #11505 of 19040
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Tortoise shell? As in shell cordovan?

http://www.styleforum.net/t/316071/antonio-meccariello-shoes/630

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