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post #16426 of 19069

I've got a slight problem and am hoping for some help, gents. 

 

I'm able to get what I would call a mirror shine on my right shoe, but not able to get it on the left shoe. I feel like I'm just short of the mirror shine on the left shoe, but after an additional 4 coats of Saphir wax and water, I'm stuck. It looks to me as if the pores of the leather on the left shoe may be bigger than those on the right, but I wouldn't be able to say for certain. Anybody run into this sort of problem? Advice? I'll post a picture later for clarity. Thanks!

post #16427 of 19069
Looking for some help in removing the stains on the shoes. I'm not sure exactly what's caused them, but I'm assuming it's alcohol/juice/pop. I've tried saphir renovateur, as well as a cream polish with no success.

Any suggestions?

post #16428 of 19069
Try three parts distilled water mixed with one part white vinegar and some elbow grease.
post #16429 of 19069
Hello, I have just brought my first pair of suede shoes two days ago, I have put the protective spray on the before I even worn them and on the second day before I went out, but as the weather was so unpredictable yesterday I got caught in the rain, I left them to dry fully before I cleaned them the next day but one Shoe just at the front part has gone really hairy is this normal as it now don't look the same as you can see in the images one is perfect the other is hairy. Can anyone advise me please.
post #16430 of 19069
Well I would say just leave it for a day and try again the next, probably the wax is too wet, had this issue happen to me before with additional layers I was actually taking off more than I was putting on.
And when mirroring be gentle.8)
post #16431 of 19069
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nkserc View Post

Hello, I have just brought my first pair of suede shoes two days ago, I have put the protective spray on the before I even worn them and on the second day before I went out, but as the weather was so unpredictable yesterday I got caught in the rain, I left them to dry fully before I cleaned them the next day but one Shoe just at the front part has gone really hairy is this normal as it now don't look the same as you can see in the images one is perfect the other is hairy. Can anyone advise me please.

 

Has that shoe seen a full moon recently?

post #16432 of 19069
Breaking in a pair of Alden for BB shell pennys this week (month).

Coming up next: an ode to Band-Aids and thin socks.
post #16433 of 19069

Is there any help for Nk and his suedes?

post #16434 of 19069
No idea about the suede. What make was it? My suspicion is high quality suede wouldn't do that..

Looks like the suede's Rogane washed out...
post #16435 of 19069

Anybody used Kiwi suede protector spray? I have some lying around, but I figured I'd check before putting it on my good shoes. If there's no reason to hold out for the Saphir stuff then I'm set.

post #16436 of 19069
Do I need to use shoe trees in suede chelsea boots?
post #16437 of 19069
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Originally Posted by snuff_daddy View Post

Do I need to use shoe trees in suede chelsea boots?

Yes.
post #16438 of 19069
Would anyone be able to provide advice on how I could go about removing Nano Protector from my suede shoes?

I'd like to dye my white bucks brown and clearly the layer of protection is going to be counterproductive at this point.

In the absence of contrary advice I'll plan to try a vigorous soap and water scrub before escalating perhaps all the way to a misting with acetone. Thoughts?
post #16439 of 19069
Just buy brown bucks.
post #16440 of 19069

Cross post from the Ebay Question thread. I wasn't sure where to post this.

 

 

I have a pair of vintage Florsheim Shark Skin shoes.  They are extremely cool.  But, there is loose stitching on the shoe.  I think if it is not repaired it could cause more problems. 

 

Here is what I am talking about: 

 

Here is what they look like without raising it up to see the stitching.  In fact, they look fine when I put them on and laced them. But, I have narrow feet.  I think a medium or a fatter foot would sort of spread them out.  

 

 

Here's the problem: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, here is my question.   I'm going to list these on ebay. Should I go ahead and have a shoe guy fix them or should I just disclose the issue and tell the buyer a shoe guy can fix them.  I'm a little concerned about a shoe guy fixing it because it is very fine stitching.  I have had him do stuff on other shoes. But, this is really detail work.  

 

I sold a couple pairs of these last week and got $100 for one pair and $90 for the other.  These are very nice and I was going to try to get at least $100.  

 

Any ideas? 

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