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post #16381 of 19067
Shrugs yea could look a tad cliched, but in my opinion looks better than scuffs,
Well to each their own 8)
post #16382 of 19067

Yup.  Personal preferences.

 

You can tattoo over your scars or wear them proud.  I like the latter.  :)

post #16383 of 19067
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I'll try something. So I sent back some Bourbon AE Fort Collins for mis-fit (eh?) And got Brown Leeds.

Before I ruin them by just trying it, does anybody have experience treating AE Brown with AE Bourbon shoe cream? (I know I shouldn't have opened it already biggrin.gif)

Here's the brown one for reference:



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The best solution is to not wear loafers.

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Alrighy then, at least you are being honest, LOL!

Mother goose....?

Little Boy Blue... He needed the money. OOOHHH
post #16384 of 19067
Now this is a disappointing pair of Trickers...

It's been just two weeks!
post #16385 of 19067

Sorry to see that, Boston; that's sad. 

post #16386 of 19067

Ouch!

 

Are they a particularly tight fit?  Could it be a manufacturing/materials fault?

post #16387 of 19067
It was definitely the manufacturering. I'm still not convinced I didn't get a half size too large. But this would explain the heel slip on the right side. Trickers had been contacted but, since these are the made in Italy line and on final sale... Expectations are low.
post #16388 of 19067

[img]https://farm1.staticflickr.com/280/20246990756_c374f5f7e4_c.jpg[/img]

 

i had my shoe being wax,after cleaned it with renovatuer there was a spot like in the picture

after let it dried i continued to put some cream and it the spot get darker. after leaving it for 1 day to dry the spot still right there. anyone ever happen this thing before?


Edited by bambang - 8/3/15 at 7:40pm
post #16389 of 19067

Hey guys,

I wore my Chippewa workboots kayaking today: Chippewa Men's Six-Inch Chocolate Apache Steel Toe Lace-Up Boot.

 

Here are some pictures of what they looked like new:

 

 

 

Although they stayed mostly dry during the trip, they got soaked in salt water during the landing phase, with the saltiest of water going over and into the uppers and getting my boots wet inside and out. I've rinsed them as best as I can with fresh running water (cold), and they're currently drying in a cool place indoors with the insoles out. 

 

The only protectant I had on them before the trip was a stain-blocker/water repellant spray. Clearly, they're going to need some reconditioning. Before I washed them, the leather felt dryish and tough, as though it had lost some oils, and as though it would dry into a crispy/inflexible, damage-prone state. Here they are now, currently soaked through after just having been hand-washed:

(Sorry for the shit lighting, but you get the point.)

 

I'm not sure which products to apply. What's recommended? I'm considering Obenaufs, neatsfoot oil, and Preservation Solution's leather rejuvenator. 

 

Would you stuff them with paper while they dry?

 

I remember reading a thread on I think StyleForum a while ago about a guy who took what I think were Wolverine 1Ks (maybe Iron Rangers) out into salt-water all the time, fully soaking them, while looking around for rocks (he was a hobby geologist or something). He'd totally soak them in the ocean water, and always restore them back again. I forget what his regimen is and I couldn't find the thread, but the fact that he does that and succeeds in doing so again and again gives me hope that with proper care, my boots will be fine.

post #16390 of 19067
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Originally Posted by Te3k View Post
 

Hey guys,

I wore my Chippewa workboots kayaking today: Chippewa Men's Six-Inch Chocolate Apache Steel Toe Lace-Up Boot.

 

Here are some pictures of what they looked like new:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although they stayed mostly dry during the trip, they got soaked in salt water during the landing phase, with the saltiest of water going over and into the uppers and getting my boots wet inside and out. I've rinsed them as best as I can with fresh running water (cold), and they're currently drying in a cool place indoors with the insoles out. 

 

The only protectant I had on them before the trip was a stain-blocker/water repellant spray. Clearly, they're going to need some reconditioning. Before I washed them, the leather felt dryish and tough, as though it had lost some oils, and as though it would dry into a crispy/inflexible, damage-prone state. Here they are now, currently soaked through after just having been hand-washed:

 

(Sorry for the shit lighting, but you get the point.)

 

I'm not sure which products to apply. What's recommended? I'm considering Obenaufs, neatsfoot oil, and Preservation Solution's leather rejuvenator. 

 

Would you stuff them with paper while they dry?

 

I remember reading a thread on I think StyleForum a while ago about a guy who took what I think were Wolverine 1Ks (maybe Iron Rangers) out into salt-water all the time, fully soaking them, while looking around for rocks (he was a hobby geologist or something). He'd totally soak them in the ocean water, and always restore them back again. I forget what his regimen is and I couldn't find the thread, but the fact that he does that and succeeds in doing so again and again gives me hope that with proper care, my boots will be fine.

 

Welcome to the forum, te3k.  Hopefully @Crat will chime in because he is a pro at this.

post #16391 of 19067

Thanks, Murlsquirl!

 

The advice I got so far is to let them dry naturally for a few days, swapping paper out of them nightly. Once dry, make a solution of half vinegar and half water and wipe them down to remove leftover salt that was missed by my freshwater rinse. Then, apply Lexol cleaner and conditioner.

 

Another guy said to hit it with a couple coats of coconut oil.

 

What do you guys think about these suggestions?

post #16392 of 19067

Today for the first time I used Saphir wax, and I am absolutely blown away. It simply lives up to the hype and love it gets on this site. I had been trying to get a proper mirror with Kiwi and did not get the results I wanted. Long and short is I'm never using anything but Saphir wax again. 

post #16393 of 19067

Hi all,

 

Been trying to figure out which Saphir cream and wax polish to get for these shoes. Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks!

 

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Hi all,

 

Been trying to figure out which Saphir cream and wax polish to get for these shoes. Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks!

 

 

 

I would say medium brown. You could alternate some mahogany occasionally if you want a slightly red tint.

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I would say medium brown. You could alternate some mahogany occasionally if you want a slightly red tint.

The medium brown is more chocolate coloured, i'd me more inclined to say Havane brown.

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