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post #14536 of 19073

Hi I have one question. I have a pair of old Florsheim Gunboats that pick up an incredible amount of salt stains. My othe, more recent vintage shoes are not affected but the Florsheims are all but unusable in the winter.

 

Does anyone have a remedy?

post #14537 of 19073
Vinegar.
post #14538 of 19073
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Vinegar.

Thank you for the answer.

 

So what do I do, just rub it on? Will that prevent future stains?

post #14539 of 19073
Will not prevent but it will remove and ensure proper ph of the leather. Preventing is like, not stepping in puddles.
post #14540 of 19073
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Will not prevent but it will remove and ensure proper ph of the leather. Preventing is like, not stepping in puddles.

You seem to put a lot of cooking ingredients on your shoes.
post #14541 of 19073
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

You seem to put a lot of cooking ingredients on your shoes.

That's because all pB's shoes are massively tasty. smile.gif
post #14542 of 19073
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post


You seem to put a lot of cooking ingredients on your shoes.

Sir, troops used to put cooking grease on boots way back in 19th century, which was just buttery beef tallow, in replacement for standardized dubbin grease. There are people who used olive oil on saddles, too. 

 

As of vinegar, the documents that I read did include the use of vinegar on veg tanned leather, so, I suppose unless one is unaware, the use of cooking ingredients on leather should not sound much too weird.

post #14543 of 19073
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Will not prevent but it will remove and ensure proper ph of the leather. Preventing is like, not stepping in puddles.

Somehow, amidst this crazy life, things like cosmetic defects of shoe leather can really be a goddamn issue, whereas it should have been such fun to joy, don't you say so?

post #14544 of 19073

I have been through every single of the 970 pages just now and must admit that I am very impressed by the knowledge and devotion which is spread here. Kudos!

post #14545 of 19073
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Will not prevent but it will remove and ensure proper ph of the leather. Preventing is like, not stepping in puddles.

I'm in Iceland so snow, salt and slush are a 6 month thing here in the arsehole of Europe.

Just thought it was weird that the Florsheims were so much worse than my other, more recent shoes.

I'll try the vinegar.
post #14546 of 19073

Use more conditioners, preferably something like Lexol or Bick4, and find something that is adequately water resistant to use on your shoes. 

post #14547 of 19073
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Originally Posted by Carson View Post
 

I just so happened to be looking at a unique Alden Indy boot make up on Ebay that was made with veg tanned calf, ...

 

You're talking about the NS makeup right? It's not actually vegetable tanned calf - they're calling the tan color "veg tan" - if you look at a cross-section of the tongue, the leather is blue-grey inside, so it's very likely a chrome  tannage

post #14548 of 19073
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Originally Posted by sleepyinsanfran View Post
 

 

You're talking about the NS makeup right? It's not actually vegetable tanned calf - they're calling the tan color "veg tan" - if you look at a cross-section of the tongue, the leather is blue-grey inside, so it's very likely a chrome  tannage

Yes, it was the NS Indy. Thanks, that's interesting, and I guess one can't always go on what's being presented!

post #14549 of 19073
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post


It will never be banned. It is only bad for the environment in places where they don't regulate the waste. There are strict environmental standards in America.

 

It seems that a larger pressure is being placed on the brands by EU regulation. The latest regulation effective 3/24/14 does not allow any leather which detects over 3mg/kg of Chromium 6, which derives from chromium 3 used in chrome tanning. I have tested many leather recently, multiple better grade leather failed especially when using additional aging method. From what I understand, this regulation may change again before California picks up on it...

 

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Originally Posted by Carson View Post
 

Yes, it was the NS Indy. Thanks, that's interesting, and I guess one can't always go on what's being presented!

 

That should be Annonay, Vegano calf which is chrome. The description would lead me to believe it is veg as well. 

post #14550 of 19073
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Originally Posted by Organika View Post
 

 

It seems that a larger pressure is being placed on the brands by EU regulation. The latest regulation effective 3/24/14 does not allow any leather which detects over 3mg/kg of Chromium 6, which derives from chromium 3 used in chrome tanning. I have tested many leather recently, multiple better grade leather failed especially when using additional aging method. From what I understand, this regulation may change again before California picks up on it...

Please don't tell me I just had a great dream, because if this happens, everybody will have to buy my waxed calf in the future (LOL day dreaming at 12:00AM), and you can all call me a monopolist asshole, in return. I had always loved vegetable tanned leather. Given the fact that chrome tanned leathers are not bad, with respective responses from venerable members like DW and patrickBOOTH, still, vegetable tanned leathers are still superior than chrome leathers in so many ways, especially when only veg tanned hides can create good reversed waxed callfskins. 

 

On a side note, given the fact being politically independent (like Sir Franklin, whom I share the same birthday), still, I cannot stand the irrational and extremist liberal AND the goddamn communists.

 

If anything, though, I still want a fair competition between two leathers.

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