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Hello, i have a question regarding custom made shoes, recently found a local shoemaker and decided i would give it a try with some dress shoes, he makes them from scratch but i have doubts and no idea about the materials i will be asking for to make the best looking and long lasting shoes.  This are some styles i like.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It would be great, If i could get some inputs regarding this

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Pictures of his sample shoes?
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Pictures of his sample shoes?

will try to get some tomorrow

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Go for the top one.
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Gents, I need help with cleaning a pair of leather shoes that beer spilled on. Anybody dealt with something like this? What would work to clean the mottled stains. I can add a picture if that'll help
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Gents, I need help with cleaning a pair of leather shoes that beer spilled on. Anybody dealt with something like this? What would work to clean the mottled stains. I can add a picture if that'll help

It's mandatory for consideration.

If they're calf leather, my first step would be wiping with a damp cloth.
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Anybody install their own heel and toe taps? Seems like it would be easy enough to do, self adheisive and some nails. Maybe add some gorilla glue (any suggestions here on glue?) to help them stick. My heels tend to wear down a bit quicker so was thinking of putting some one my shoes, I assume they do not have to be added when the shoe is brand spanking new to add them,

 

Trying to figure out what sizes to use though, I need to print off the sheet at work and cut them out as I think they are TTS on the print out from Guard.

 

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Thanks itsuo. Here is the shoe with the beer stains. Damp cloth hasn't worked.
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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post

Anybody install their own heel and toe taps? Seems like it would be easy enough to do, self adheisive and some nails. Maybe add some gorilla glue (any suggestions here on glue?) to help them stick. My heels tend to wear down a bit quicker so was thinking of putting some one my shoes, I assume they do not have to be added when the shoe is brand spanking new to add them,

Trying to figure out what sizes to use though, I need to print off the sheet at work and cut them out as I think they are TTS on the print out from Guard.



I had them before but don't really use them any more. When I used to have them installed, the place charged me $2 USD for each guard....so $4 for a pair of shoes.

I'll also say they are not particularly thought of highly on this site.
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Thanks itsuo. Here is the shoe with the beer stains. Damp cloth hasn't worked.

Wow, that is significantly more than I expected. You may have to wait to hear from someone with more experience in invasive cleaning methods. The more detail you can provide to describe what happened (was your shoe soaked through with beer?) and what it is like now (is it still sticky?) the better the others will be able to help.

Good luck.
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Originally Posted by geoloop View Post

Hello, i have a question regarding custom made shoes, recently found a local shoemaker and decided i would give it a try with some dress shoes, he makes them from scratch but i have doubts and no idea about the materials i will be asking for to make the best looking and long lasting shoes.  This are some styles i like.











It would be great, If i could get some inputs regarding this

Those are good looking shoes. They look like AE. Not exactly an original design. But, they are nice. How much does he charge? Does he have to measure in person? I might be interested, too.
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Wow, that is significantly more than I expected. You may have to wait to hear from someone with more experience in invasive cleaning methods. The more detail you can provide to describe what happened (was your shoe soaked through with beer?) and what it is like now (is it still sticky?) the better the others will be able to help.

Good luck.

Thanks. My buddy spilled the beer on me a couple days ago. I tried to wipe it immediately and got some off the shoe. Its actually not sticky. I am just wondering what kind of cleaner/stripper would be appropriate.
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Thanks itsuo. Here is the shoe with the beer stains. Damp cloth hasn't worked.

Vinegar and distilled water 3:1 ratio. Get them good and soaked and elbow grease. Let them dry. If that doesn't work soak some paper towels in the same solution and stick it to the shoes. Cover them in saran wrap to control evaporation and leave them like that for a good 4-8 hours. Remove, let dry again. It that doesn't work there's one more option that is more invasives, but I don't feel like getting into it right now.
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I believe that these Bostonian Impression shoes are corrected grain. Those little cracks in the finish drive me crazy. Then I had an idea.

One down. One to go. There's no stopping now.
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They look like AE.
That's because they are AE. Is this shoemaker representing those as his own? If so, I'd keep far away. Or is @geoloop just saying he likes those styles?
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That's because they are AE. Is this shoemaker representing those as his own? If so, I'd keep far away. Or is @geoloop just saying he likes those styles?

I put those pics there as examples of what im aiming for. The shoemaker basically gave me all liberties regarding design, i pick one i like and he will make the shoe 

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