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Yes, that sounds like good advice, pB. The company I mentioned does suggest the sanding down of leather, etc. Probably not the best thing to do to shoes. :uhoh:

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I've found that a slightly damp cloth (without creams) and few minutes of continuous rubbing / buffing on CXL works wonders. Developing a little warmth seems to relax the leather and smooth it out.
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Also, dare I say using something slick like a bone to go over the scratches might help...
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What's the best way to care for CG leather like Church's "polished cobbler?" Can I just use Lexol-type conditioner? I don't see much point to a shoe cream, but I could be wrong.

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What's the best way to care for CG leather like Church's "polished cobbler?" Can I just use Lexol-type conditioner? I don't see much point to a shoe cream, but I could be wrong.

 

same.  lexol, cream, polish.

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same.  lexol, cream, polish.


Beautiful. Thanks.

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I'm looking for some advice regarding moisturizing my Meermin double monk cognac shell cordovan shoes and also how to shine them. 
The shell is from Japanese tannery and not Horween.
While i have no problem mositurizing my Horween C&J boots and they look excellent after brushing/applying renovateur and then brushing makes them look great.    
However with these, I've already treated mine with saphir renovateur, saphir cordovan cream but it still looks really dry when I wear it esp. the toes.
i am attaching the pics after 3 wears. There is also rain spotting on the surface of the shoes (doesnt shoe in pics) which didnt occur on Horween shell and its not getting removed after all these steps.

would really appreciate how to take care of spotting, dryness and how to shine them.

thank you 

 

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So I hate it when people just pop in and ask a basic question on other threads I follow, but I am sort of doing that here, apologies.  I have read a decent amount of this thread and have a nice collection of saphir products that I have used on my oxfords, including working up some decent mirrors.  My question is - I just got some carmina dark brown calf full strap loafers.  I did a coat of Renovateur and a coat of dark brown cream.  do you all use wax on the toe of a loafer? Anything else I should do for care/look?

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I'm looking for some advice regarding moisturizing my Meermin double monk cognac shell cordovan shoes and also how to shine them. 

The shell is from Japanese tannery and not Horween.

While i have no problem mositurizing my Horween C&J boots and they look excellent after brushing/applying renovateur and then brushing makes them look great.    

However with these, I've already treated mine with saphir renovateur, saphir cordovan cream but it still looks really dry when I wear it esp. the toes.

i am attaching the pics after 3 wears. There is also rain spotting on the surface of the shoes (doesnt shoe in pics) which didnt occur on Horween shell and its not getting removed after all these steps.
would really appreciate how to take care of spotting, dryness and how to shine them.
thank you 

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I would try some Bickmore Bick 4 to address the dryness. (Alternatively, you could try Lexol or another moisturizer.) Bick 4 has worked wonders on my ancient shells from C&J and Alden.
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Cool shoes!

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I would try some Bickmore Bick 4 to address the dryness. (Alternatively, you could try Lexol or another moisturizer.) Bick 4 has worked wonders on my ancient shells from C&J and Alden.

thanks :) and will try that too. 

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Then I would lay a trap for the cats and slowly declaw the guilty one in front of the other two to both assert dominance and show them that your shoes should not be touched.

 

Genius

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So I hate it when people just pop in and ask a basic question on other threads I follow, but I am sort of doing that here, apologies.  I have read a decent amount of this thread and have a nice collection of saphir products that I have used on my oxfords, including working up some decent mirrors.  My question is - I just got some carmina dark brown calf full strap loafers.  I did a coat of Renovateur and a coat of dark brown cream.  do you all use wax on the toe of a loafer? Anything else I should do for care/look?
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Sounds like you're on the right track. I wouldn't do a bulled toe on a loafer but there's some that would. It's up to you. Shoe trees. Polish. condition on occasion. Carry on. 

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The look of your loafer is totally up to you, some use shoe creams just fine and some polish the toes tips.

 

Personally I would wax the fuck out of the toe area of my calf loafers to prevent scratches and dents since I tend to kick things with my toe tips...

 

Wax, as in smearing thick layers of waxes, not those pansy 'less is more' shit.

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