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post #15076 of 19059
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Originally Posted by yankeegooner View Post


Thanks PatrickBooth. It worked.

Did you treat the stained shoe only or both?

post #15077 of 19059
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Originally Posted by mbjerggaard View Post
 

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:

 

More Photos (Click to show)

 

 

 

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!

Scrub the shoes under water with a suede brush. If they are too soiled (as seen in the pictures), use Omni Nettoyant or a preferred soap. Clean EVERYTHING off. Once you are done, stuff shoe trees inside, or else dry paper (if use newsprint, make sure to cover them with tissue, or else their inks can run into linings). When the shoes are completely dry, use sprays on them for effectiveness.

 

Good luck and enjoy!

post #15078 of 19059
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Originally Posted by mbjerggaard View Post

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:


More Photos (Click to show)








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!
It's hard to be certain from the pictures, but I think that these are nubuck leather instead of suede. Unfortunately, I don't have experience in cleaning that type of leather. Good luck!
post #15079 of 19059
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Originally Posted by mreams99 View Post


It's hard to be certain from the pictures, but I think that these are nubuck leather instead of suede. Unfortunately, I don't have experience in cleaning that type of leather. Good luck!

How do i make sure whether they are nubuck or suede? 

 

 

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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post
 

Scrub the shoes under water with a suede brush. If they are too soiled (as seen in the pictures), use Omni Nettoyant or a preferred soap. Clean EVERYTHING off. Once you are done, stuff shoe trees inside, or else dry paper (if use newsprint, make sure to cover them with tissue, or else their inks can run into linings). When the shoes are completely dry, use sprays on them for effectiveness.

 

Good luck and enjoy!

Thank you very much! I'll try this when i get a brush!

And you mention to use a spray on them after the process, what kind of spray?

 

Thanks!

post #15080 of 19059
Just used GlenKaren hi shine polish for the first time (on an up thread recommendation from Patrick Booth. ). It is phenomenal! I'm new to proper shoe care and have tried to do a spit shine before. The GlenKaren product does more in two coats than regular polish does in 10. Instant feedback to the touch. You can tell you are doing it right. Amazing!
post #15081 of 19059
Alden 909 with a gash on the toe. I've been told it cannot be repaired. What can I do to minimize the damage and make it look good again?

post #15082 of 19059
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Originally Posted by shoelover View Post

Alden 909 with a gash on the toe. I've been told it cannot be repaired. What can I do to minimize the damage and make it look good again?

 

From my minimal know-how on shoe care which i've obtained from this thread, i'm going to say apply as many wax layers gradually to that area until it smooths out. 

 

Correct my if i'm wrong. 

 

Regards.

post #15083 of 19059
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Originally Posted by shoelover View Post

Alden 909 with a gash on the toe. I've been told it cannot be repaired. What can I do to minimize the damage and make it look good again?

Saphir makes a resin product (can't recall the name but it was along the lines of "repair cream") that is supposed to fill in cuts and scrapes. It might be worth a shot.

 

As mentioned above, you'll still probably want to apply some wax over it.

post #15084 of 19059
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Originally Posted by LPMIII View Post
 

Saphir makes a resin product (can't recall the name but it was along the lines of "repair cream") that is supposed to fill in cuts and scrapes. It might be worth a shot.

 

As mentioned above, you'll still probably want to apply some wax over it.

 

Saphir Renovatrice

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00EMEW69S

post #15085 of 19059
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Originally Posted by MGoCrimson View Post

Did you treat the stained shoe only or both?

The left shoe was pretty bad but both had the beer stains, so I cleaned both. The 3:1 Vinegar:Water solution worked well.
post #15086 of 19059

Given that we all have feet that are different sizes, I have a plan for an organisation for those who can't afford bespoke shoes. My shop would sell single shoes! A pair might then be of different sizes. Over time, the pattern of selling should work itself out and continue to make a profit. And, anyway, my single shoes would be a bit more expensive that the usual type. 

 

Go on, tell me it has been done already.  If not, please send start up costs, to the usual address.  :sarcasm:

post #15087 of 19059
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Originally Posted by TheFluffer View Post
 

 

From my minimal know-how on shoe care which i've obtained from this thread, i'm going to say apply as many wax layers gradually to that area until it smooths out. 

 

Correct my if i'm wrong. 

 

Regards.

 

 

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Originally Posted by LPMIII View Post
 

Saphir makes a resin product (can't recall the name but it was along the lines of "repair cream") that is supposed to fill in cuts and scrapes. It might be worth a shot.

 

As mentioned above, you'll still probably want to apply some wax over it.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Chowkin View Post
 

 

Saphir Renovatrice

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00EMEW69S


Thnaks for the help guys. I heard back from Alden this morning and they agreed that it cannot be repaired, but said that recrafting can make it almost imperceptible. As they need new soles and heels anyway, I will send them off and see how it goes.

post #15088 of 19059
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Originally Posted by Chowkin View Post

Saphir Renovatrice

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00EMEW69S

This is overkill for such a small scuff. A scuff like this is easily remedied using cream and wax polish.
post #15089 of 19059
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

This is overkill for such a small scuff. A scuff like this is easily remedied using cream and wax polish.

Another voice of reason.
post #15090 of 19059
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post


This is overkill for such a small scuff. A scuff like this is easily remedied using cream and wax polish.

 

Or spit...and maybe a little peanut butter.

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