or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › **The Official Shoe Care Thread: Tutorials, Photos, etc.**
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

**The Official Shoe Care Thread: Tutorials, Photos, etc.** - Page 817

post #12241 of 19072
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beach Bum View Post

What's the best way to polish sole edges? I have a dressing from either AE or kiwi in black for sole edges, but need it for a few Brown shoes.

Is cream polish effective on edges? Or will that wear off too quickly?

Maybe a 2oz sample of brown paint from the local hardware store? Thanks.

Cream is good enough to color sole edges. Leather dye if money is burning a hole in your pockets.
post #12242 of 19072
Quote:
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I used to be really anal about the sole edges. Now, I can't even remember the last time I treated them. The older I get the less I care. Hate to see how I am at 35...

Sometimes I just rub Glen's conditioner on, then leave the edges at its natural state for ages. If I have more time, then I just slick the edges with the snake head bone.
post #12243 of 19072
Quote:
Originally Posted by benhour View Post

something a little uncommon!! i had some free time today so i thought lets treat our soles!!


sorry for the photo light was a little bit off

I treat my leather soke weekly using either pure neatsfoot oil or various types of propriety greases. Sometimes I'd even treat my soles with military dubbins.
post #12244 of 19072
I drag my balls across my soles daily.
post #12245 of 19072
Quote:
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I drag my balls across my soles daily.

 

is that before or after you dip them in glenkaren cream?

post #12246 of 19072
Quote:
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I drag my balls across my soles daily.

How's the waterproofing though? 

post #12247 of 19072
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zapasman View Post
 

Interesting...What´s the treatment if may I ask?.  Any functional purpose?.

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by DWFII View Post


To stain a nice, off-white, Berber carpet, perhaps?

i  suppose your new pairs do that?

apart from the joking with DWFII, i use professional dyes (mostly saphir-morelo) dying the soles with the french way and then i apply some melted wax!the wax cause of the heat absorbed by the leather(only the first mm is affected) making it more water repellent and more durable against wear

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Beach Bum View Post

What's the best way to polish sole edges? I have a dressing from either AE or kiwi in black for sole edges, but need it for a few Brown shoes.

Is cream polish effective on edges? Or will that wear off too quickly?

Maybe a 2oz sample of brown paint from the local hardware store? Thanks.

the best way for me is by using dye once every six months and paste polish at every polishing rooting!! except the aesthetic benefits this ll prevent your shoes welt from cracking at the flex point by dryness!!

post #12248 of 19072

What's the best way to condition vintage watch straps in lizard leather?

post #12249 of 19072
Quote:
Originally Posted by chogall View Post
 

What's the best way to condition vintage watch straps in lizard leather?

I'd put a hand for the suggestion of Crème Delicate or Reptan cream, after some Lexol.  

post #12250 of 19072
Quote:
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I drag my balls across my soles daily.

 

This isn't good for the shoes, Patrick. I suggest you use someone else's.

post #12251 of 19072

The Hell, boys... 

post #12252 of 19072
Quote:
Originally Posted by benhour View Post


i  suppose your new pairs do that?
apart from the joking with DWFII, i use professional dyes (mostly saphir-morelo) dying the soles with the french way and then i apply some melted wax!the wax cause of the heat absorbed by the leather(only the first mm is affected) making it more water repellent and more durable against wear

No, they don't, but there's several reasons for that--the first being that I am not using shoe creme or polish.

The second is that I don't dye the outsoles where it contacts the ground or carpet (I have that off-white Berber carpet).

The third is that the tint I use is nearly transparent. And I seldom if ever dye the forepart brown or black and when I do, I use a permanent, water-fast, aniline dye.

And the fourth is that I heavily (relatively) wax the forepart with a transparent wax.

Given your reply here, you're probably safe.

I assumed ...my apologies...that the treatment was just cream or shoe polish--not a good idea. (that said, you didn't really describe...until this post...how it had been done)
post #12253 of 19072
Quote:
Originally Posted by DWFII View Post


No, they don't, but there's several reasons for that--the first being that I am not using shoe creme or polish.

The second is that I don't dye the outsoles where it contacts the ground or carpet (I have that off-white Berber carpet).

The third is that the tint I use is nearly transparent. And I seldom if ever dye the forepart brown or black and when I do, I use a permanent, water-fast, aniline dye.

And the fourth is that I heavily (relatively) wax the forepart with a transparent wax.

Given your reply here, you're probably safe.

I assumed ...my apologies...that the treatment was just cream or shoe polish--not a good idea. (that said, you didn't really describe...until this post...how it had been done)

Say, DW, melted Johnson's paste, would that work?

post #12254 of 19072

Hi everyone. Have been pouring over this thread and appreciating the wisdom.

 

So, I have a bit of a problem. I have a pair of Alden Indy's in a calf leather, and due to the rain in Northern California lately, I put some LP on them, two applications, but, not surprisingly in hindsight, they have been dulled and darkened a fair amount. It's more the dulling that I am not crazy about. Again, it was probably not the best idea, but it's too late for that.  The question is, once you apply LP, perhaps over applied, are there any reasonable options for getting rid of it (or diminishing the dulling)? Will time, brushing, etc, make things better??? Thanks in advance...

post #12255 of 19072
Quote:
Originally Posted by DWFII View Post


No, they don't, but there's several reasons for that--the first being that I am not using shoe creme or polish.

The second is that I don't dye the outsoles where it contacts the ground or carpet (I have that off-white Berber carpet).

The third is that the tint I use is nearly transparent. And I seldom if ever dye the forepart brown or black and when I do, I use a permanent, water-fast, aniline dye.

And the fourth is that I heavily (relatively) wax the forepart with a transparent wax.

Given your reply here, you're probably safe.

I assumed ...my apologies...that the treatment was just cream or shoe polish--not a good idea. (that said, you didn't really describe...until this post...how it had been done)

 

Not offense taken!!! i am always happy to learn new things especially from people with a lot experience backing up their opinion!!

my mistake i have to say the procedure at first!! i know that polish ll come off and ruin everything that's why i use only dye and pure wax for that!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Carson View Post
 

Hi everyone. Have been pouring over this thread and appreciating the wisdom.

 

So, I have a bit of a problem. I have a pair of Alden Indy's in a calf leather, and due to the rain in Northern California lately, I put some LP on them, two applications, but, not surprisingly in hindsight, they have been dulled and darkened a fair amount. It's more the dulling that I am not crazy about. Again, it was probably not the best idea, but it's too late for that.  The question is, once you apply LP, perhaps over applied, are there any reasonable options for getting rid of it (or diminishing the dulling)? Will time, brushing, etc, make things better??? Thanks in advance...

it's what you had to expect would happen with the LP or Dubbin at first!!! try to clean it i dont think its a good idea especially if you havent done it before(saddle soap ll remove most of the LP but at the same time it ll remove and the leather oils as well so after you ll have to condition it from the start) if you wont apply any new amount of LP or dubbin it ll get a little lighter as time ll pass but never at the point of when you bought them! Take a kitchen paper and dub the shoes(it ll absorb all the unabsorbed product) leave it settle for about 4 days and then buff it ll shine as in the past maybe a little more ;)

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › **The Official Shoe Care Thread: Tutorials, Photos, etc.**