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excellent job, looking great

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Originally Posted by Zapasman View Post

How do you care your suede leather shoes?.  I do not care much so all my suede shoes/sneakers look a little beaten. 

1.-What to use for deep cleaning or to remove stains?: I use 3/1 water and coconut oil champoo and apply the mix with a sponge.  I do not like Omninettoyant.

2.-What to use for regular cleanning?. I use a dampen sponge, let it dry and rub gently with either a horse brush or a gommadin brush. I rub always in the same direction.

3.-Is Nano protector spray convenient?.  I just use it before wearing my shoes and only if the weather seems to put in risk my shoes (waterproof). Do not like at all this product (smell, it darkens the leather) and I do not know much about its leather properties.  

4.-Is a brass brush convenient?.   I understand that it is very abrasive so I do not use it anymore.

Thanks

I use the rubber/brass combo brush on mine: http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF583_1_40000000001_-1?style=542

The brass could be abrasive yes, but you don't have to brush the heck out of the suede. Brushing gently does help to lift the nap and clean them up.
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Just bought these off eBay and the creasing is a lot more dramatic than in the pictures. Do you think bick4 and shoe trees will take care of it? What else do you recommend.

Thanks!

Dylan
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Just bought these off eBay and the creasing is a lot more dramatic than in the pictures.
Can you post a link to the eBay listing? I'm curious how the seller had them photographed. Looks like there might be an issue with the heel starting to separate too. (Glue failure?)
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I don't want to call him out until he's had a chance to address it. The creases were there but looked a lot lighter to me than they are in reality. I'll post a link when the issue is resolved. Thanks! Agree that the heel has some sort of issue as well.
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Ok, but you aren't really giving us much of anything to go on here. Things that are unacceptable at one price point are acceptable at another. Without knowing the brand/price/model/etc. I'm not really sure how to evaluate them. If you paid $10 you got a good deal, if you paid $1,000 then not so much. If it's somewhere in between, more info, more pics or the link would help.
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Originally Posted by dylanh99 View Post




Just bought these off eBay and the creasing is a lot more dramatic than in the pictures. Do you think bick4 and shoe trees will take care of it? What else do you recommend.

Thanks!

Dylan

Bick 4 will not fix all of those creases. Also that is an excessive amount of creasing in that particular area of the shoe. As Fred said what brand and price point were these?

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Originally Posted by dylanh99 View Post


Just bought these off eBay and the creasing is a lot more dramatic than in the pictures. Do you think bick4 and shoe trees will take care of it? What else do you recommend.

Thanks!

Dylan

Something going on there with the welt.
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Allen Edmonds. I paid $50 including shipping. Link is: http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=261875614375


I'm thinking now I'll just return them. Looking back at the pictures I should have realized the issues. My first time buying non-new shoes on the Bay...
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

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.

Thanks PatrickBooth. It worked.
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how to clean up grease marks and beer/water stains from leather loafers, like these ones

 

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how to clean up grease marks and beer/water stains from leather loafers, like these ones

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

See the post above yours.

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Originally Posted by geoloop View Post
 

how to clean up grease marks and beer/water stains from leather loafers, like these ones

 

 

went to my shoemaker and asked him "wut to do"

he sprayed the shoes with a transparent liquid and told me to wait 2 hours for it to dry

result:

 

 

 

needless to say bought 3 bottles of that shyt

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So i haven't used these guys for a while and i wan't to wear them again now that it's getting warmer, but i wan't to get them into shape first and as I've never done any shoe maintenance before i have no idea what to do. 

 

Its a Maison Martin Margiela in grey suede as far as i know. 

 

Here are some photos:

 

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Do i need to use some kind of product(s)? If so anything specific? 

I'm located in Scandinavia (hence why they are pretty damaged) if it makes a difference. 

 

 

Also what do you guys do with your laces on these kind of shoes?

 

 

 

Anyways Thanks a bunch!

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Thanks PatrickBooth. It worked.

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