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LOL!!! Seriously, Pat?

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This is how I generally pick which shoe products to use during each care session:

 

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Thanks, NY. I'm hoping this is the case as well.

I was thinking/hoping there may be a way to "adjust" the crease or something. 

I had this with an old pair of tight shoes, however I would only get it after lots of walking in one day.

To prevent this from ever happening again,, when I have a new pair I traditinally use two chopsticks/pens/whatever to help make the first two creases across the vamp,so that they come across my joints and make one deep crease on my toe.

Seems to have worked. Just a thought.
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Old news.
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Originally Posted by Itsuo View Post

I had this with an old pair of tight shoes, however I would only get it after lots of walking in one day.

To prevent this from ever happening again,, when I have a new pair I traditinally use two chopsticks/pens/whatever to help make the first two creases across the vamp,so that they come across my joints and make one deep crease on my toe.

Seems to have worked. Just a thought.

This has never worked for me. On first step, then back to creasing how it did naturally.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Old news.
This has never worked for me. On first step, then back to creasing how it did naturally.

What you need to do, first, is see and understand how your feet bend and your shoes crease naturally. Usually this means one dowel across the actual treadline...roughly 15°-17° from the center of the medial ball joint to the center of the lateral ball joint. Then the other dowel about a half inch (maybe more) in front of the first.

But if your foot bends at a 12° angle, for instance, you need to adjust the dowels.

With the foot and shoe that has the dowels held over the tread area solidly on the ground, drive that knee to the floor...bending the foot and the shoe around the dowels. Hold that position for a moment or two. Come upright, then do it again, several times. Repeat on the other foot and shoe.

The undoweled foot should not bend ...which means it is generally kept flat on the ground well in front of the other.

It's not perfect. Sometimes, with subsequent wear, errant creasing will occur but it should be minor.

And, if the fit from heel to ball is not right, that too can effect the creasing...sometimes introducing a "branching" of the crease....with or without the dowel trick.

But the foot will always bend the same way...you just need to understand and place the dowels/chopsticks so they mirror that way. The point is not to make the shoe crease arbitrarily but to set the first creasings such that they accord with the way the foot naturally bends.

Maybe that helps, maybe not so much...feet are strange. But it can work.

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Edited by DWFII - 2/7/15 at 7:27am
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post


What you need to do, first, is see and understand how your feet bend and your shoes crease naturally. Usually this means one dowel across the actual treadline...roughly 15°-17° from the center of the medial ball joint to the center of the lateral ball joint. Then the other dowel about a half inch (maybe more) in front of the first.

But if your foot bends at a 12° angle, for instance, you need to adjust the dowels.

With the foot and shoe that has the dowels held over the tread area solidly on the ground, drive that knee to the floor...bending the foot and the shoe around the dowels. Hold that position for a moment or two. Come upright, then do it again, several times. Repeat on the other foot and shoe.

The undoweled foot should not bend ...which means it is generally kept flat on the ground well in front of the other.

It's not perfect. Sometimes, with subsequent wear, errant creasing will occur but it should be minor.

And, if the fit from heel to ball is not right, that too can effect the creasing...sometimes introducing a "branching" of the crease....with or without the dowel trick.

But the foot will always bend the same way...you just need to understand and place the dowels/chopsticks so they mirror that way. The point is not to make the shoe crease arbitrarily but to set the first creasings such that they accord with the way the foot naturally bends.

Maybe that helps, maybe not so much...feet are strange. But it can work.

--edited for grammar, punctuation and clarity--

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With all said there and then, DW, bespoke shoes rulez. 

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Forgive me if this has been covered already; I didn't find a prior thread that addressed it directly.

I'm considering darkening my Bontoni whole cuts, pictured below, with a bit more of a cognac tone. Can I simply strip the wax finish with Reno Mat and apply some cognac polish, followed by re-waxing? Or would the shoes have to be re-dyed? I don't need much darkening - just a bit more to enrich the coloring.

Thanks in advance.



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Those are beautiful- I'd leave them alone!
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I have one pair of bordeaux Bontoni oxfords and even polishing them seems like a daunting task.

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Originally Posted by aph999 View Post

Forgive me if this has been covered already; I didn't find a prior thread that addressed it directly.

I'm considering darkening my Bontoni whole cuts, pictured below, with a bit more of a cognac tone. Can I simply strip the wax finish with Reno Mat and apply some cognac polish, followed by re-waxing? Or would the shoes have to be re-dyed? I don't need much darkening - just a bit more to enrich the coloring.

Thanks in advance.



Names like Bontoni doesn't seems like ones with dump loads of coatings on their shoes. Don't strip them, but rather wipe them down several times with a warm dampen cloth, then let dry, brush up, and give them some polish afterwards. 

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Those are beautiful- I'd leave them alone!

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+ 1

 

I have had some success in darkening tan shoes to a deeper brown, just buy using coats of a darker brown cream. However, as suggested, above, I really would leave them alone. They are magnificent shoes! 

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Agreed.  There are a few different shades in there; use a polish in a slightly darker shade for normal polishing, and it will happen gradually and naturally, so you'll know when to stop.  No need to strip it all. 

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No way!!. Do not touch them at all!!.  

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