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post #16066 of 19073

Crockett and Jones crank up their Goodyear Welted rhetoric:

 

http://www.crockettandjones.com/news/index/goodyear-welted-construction

 

 

"The Goodyear Welted construction is expensive, time consuming and requires highly skilled craftsmanship. Invented hundreds of years ago, it is still considered the finest method of shoe construction today."

post #16067 of 19073
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Originally Posted by eljimberino View Post

Crockett and Jones crank up their Goodyear Welted rhetoric:

http://www.crockettandjones.com/news/index/goodyear-welted-construction


"The Goodyear Welted construction is expensive, time consuming and requires highly skilled craftsmanship. Invented hundreds of years ago, it is still considered the finest method of shoe construction today."

I've always known...simply because it is a universal quirk of human nature...that eventually and with enough repetition those distorting the truth will inevitably lose touch with reality and no longer be able to tell fact from fiction.

They come to believe their own con game.
post #16068 of 19073
post #16069 of 19073

Can you quote some of the better bits?

post #16070 of 19073
No.
post #16071 of 19073

Well, one can not read the text in the link you've provided.

post #16072 of 19073
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Originally Posted by eljimberino View Post

Well, one can not read the text in the link you've provided.
Off to the left-hand side of the top of the window is a "+" icon and a "-" icon. Simply click on one or the other to magnify or diminish the page.

It's readable.
post #16073 of 19073

I have been using Meltonian shoe cream on my dress shoes and I have been pretty happy with the results.  However, now that I am upgrading my shoe collection a bit, is there a good reason to switch to Saphir or something else?

Thanks in advance!

post #16074 of 19073
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Originally Posted by mosy View Post

I have been using Meltonian shoe cream on my dress shoes and I have been pretty happy with the results.  However, now that I am upgrading my shoe collection a bit, is there a good reason to switch to Saphir or something else?
Thanks in advance!
No need to fix what isn't broken.
You can keep using Meltonian if you want.
post #16075 of 19073
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Originally Posted by mreams99 View Post


No need to fix what isn't broken.
You can keep using Meltonian if you want.

 

Thanks.  Is there anything inferior about the Meltonian products?  Used long term (5 years or more) will they hurt the leather in any way?  Will Saphir shines last longer or be more scuff resistant?  Are they better for the leather than Meltonian? Any guidance is appreciated.

Thanks!

post #16076 of 19073
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Originally Posted by mosy View Post

Thanks.  Is there anything inferior about the Meltonian products?  Used long term (5 years or more) will they hurt the leather in any way?  Will Saphir shines last longer or be more scuff resistant?  Are they better for the leather than Meltonian? Any guidance is appreciated.
Thanks!

I think the biggest difference is that Saphir is more SF-approved.
post #16077 of 19073
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Originally Posted by mosy View Post
 

 

Thanks.  Is there anything inferior about the Meltonian products?  Used long term (5 years or more) will they hurt the leather in any way?  Will Saphir shines last longer or be more scuff resistant?  Are they better for the leather than Meltonian? Any guidance is appreciated.

Thanks!

 

Yes.  It doesn't have a French name and is owned by Americans.

 

All shoe waxes create scuff resistant surface.  Shoe creams don't.

post #16078 of 19073


I bought quite a haul of non-footwear footwear stuff today.  I had heard a lot about Saphir, but didn't realize I could pick it up locally in Philadelphia until another SF guy told me about a store called ToBox.  They had a full range of the stuff, as well as some deer bones and buffing mitts.  I bought some of their nice-looking shoe trees.  I also got a nice little mini-wallet they had.  Then, because I'm compulsive about shoes, I placed a deposit on a pair of Carmina shoes, which they also sell.  Mr. Tung To who owns the store seemed very knowledgeable about shoes and shoe-care.

 

I realize I'm making a plug for the store, but I assure you that I have no financial relationship at all with it, nor did I get any discounts or anything of that nature.  I just feel it's good to shop local, and I had never even heard of this place until today.

 

I also bought some Allen Edmonds shell cordovan Leeds derbies today at their local store, but that's another story. 

 

Regards,

Jon

post #16079 of 19073
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post
 

 

Yes.  It doesn't have a French name and is owned by Americans.

 

All shoe waxes create scuff resistant surface.  Shoe creams don't.

 

is it important to strip shoes every now and then?  are there alternatives to saphir reno'mat?  (I didn't like the warning about suspected fertility problems mentioned on the bottle.)

post #16080 of 19073
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Originally Posted by mosy View Post

is it important to strip shoes every now and then?  are there alternatives to saphir reno'mat?  (I didn't like the warning about suspected fertility problems mentioned on the bottle.)

No you don't need to strip your shoes for shoe care.

You could try leather deglazers or preparers for stripping wax and finishes off. But they are as toxic.
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