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post #15031 of 19072
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What are they using? ... railroad spikes?

You don't say, DW. It's highly likely that they used rusty ones, too.

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Hi, I've been lurking for a while and this is my first time posting. Bought a new pair of Allen Edmonds. Conditioned and polished (not before my first wear) but pretty quickly thereafter - I'm learning.  I've worn them about 5-6 times.  Am wondering about this texture that is forming where the shoe creases. If its normal, I'm fine with it. If there is anything I can do to treat it, I'd like to know as well. The shoes feel like they fit very well, but I'm far from an expert.

 

Thanks in advance for your help!!!

 

Dylan

post #15033 of 19072


Also, bought them online from Nordstrom Rack, so who knows how long they were sitting around in a warehouse.

post #15034 of 19072
Put some Lexol on them and make sure you use cedar shoe trees when your feet aren't in them.
post #15035 of 19072


Thanks!  Cedar shoe trees live in them when they're not on.  I'll hit them with some lexol tonight.

 

Dylan

post #15036 of 19072
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Nearly finished:

what type of leather is that

post #15037 of 19072

Any folks from NY that can suggest cobblers to install flushed/ sunken metal toe taps? I know Nelson is a great candidate, but are there any other? BK and Queens locations are considered as well. 

post #15038 of 19072
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what type of leather is that
Originally, this was corrected grain. The acetone removed that layer, which eliminated the crinkly wrinkles.
post #15039 of 19072

Dear experienced spit shiners.

 

So, having watched a few videos, including @Crat 's, I think I'm going to give it a go. My thought is to put a good layer of wax to fill in the pores of the leather, using the circular technique with a touch of water (sorry no real spit here), and then after one layer (two?) is on, to reduce water and go more gently with the circular application. I figure not to worry so much about the first layer, just put it on evenly.

 

I'm also drying out the new Saphir wax I got recently. Sound right? Any final tips before I go all in?

post #15040 of 19072
Any advice on how to remove an oil spot from my shoes? The shoes are scotch grain in tan, and a drop of oil made a little spot on the surface, which is now almost black.... Is it possible to remove it or at least reduce its visual impact?
post #15041 of 19072
I thought I'd share the results of my shoe refinishing project. I started with a pair of Bostonian cap toes, with some cracking in the corrected grain.

I stripped the finish and the "corrected grain" layer with acetone.

I sanded the black edge off the sole and heel, then applied conditioner to the shoes. After the conditioner, I applied Meltonian cream, using neutral on the main body of the shoe and brown on the toe and heel. I also added some wax to the toe and heel.
In my opinion, they look a lot better now.

post #15042 of 19072

^^ beautiful shoes

 

on other news regarding my under $100 dress shoe hunt, i came across Asos brand, anyone can share any opinions regarding their quality?

 

not looking for top tier stuff on shoes under $100, im not delusional, but as long as they hold tight and clean for some time and look nice im all in. 

post #15043 of 19072
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^^ beautiful shoes

on other news regarding my under $100 dress shoe hunt, i came across Asos brand, anyone can share any opinions regarding their quality?

not looking for top tier stuff on shoes under $100, im not delusional, but as long as they hold tight and clean for some time and look nice im all in. 
I'm not familiar with that brand.
Have you checked out the Allen Edmonds Shoebank? They happen to have a sale going on right now.
post #15044 of 19072
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I'm not familiar with that brand.
Have you checked out the Allen Edmonds Shoebank? They happen to have a sale going on right now.

sadly they dont do shipping (within CONUS or international) otherwise i would grab a pair of MACCLAINs in a heartbeat

post #15045 of 19072
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sadly they dont do shipping (within CONUS or international) otherwise i would grab a pair of MACCLAINs in a heartbeat
If you call one of the Shoebank locations, they can ship you a pair of shoes.
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