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I'd be tempted to wipe them with a damp cloth and brush them before I applied any product at all...

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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post

I'd be tempted to wipe them with a damp cloth and brush them before I applied any product at all...

That had no effect
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post


I'm 99% sure that B Nelson is who they use, given the details they've provided. Both shoes are already double sole, so I'll likely stay the course. Thanks for the input.

I just sent in a pair of Allen Edmonds loafers for recrafting leather to red dainite. Watch the AE forum for my post when I get them back in a couple weeks.  

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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Prevent, no. Repair, yes. It can be patched by cobbler.

Was his assessment right, that they're a touch large? Asking because I asked the exact same question on the AE thread, since my two month old AE are starting to show these signs as well. But my AE weren't too large but rather even a slight bit too small at the pinky so this assessment confuses me.
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Originally Posted by uozay View Post
 

I noticed that the back of the inside of my shoes are being worn away. Is there anything I can do to prevent or repair this? I'm guessing it's because the shoes are a touch too large?


I rubbed through the back of a pair of my old J&M's (from back when the top of their line was a decent shoe).  They weren't uncomfortable, but I decided to make them into rain beaters and as part of that had my cobbler replace the lining with something that is sturdier, softer and slightly thicker (in hopes of reducing/eliminating the heel slip).  They're still in-process, but they showed the heel lining to me the other day - looks good and I think it will work.

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Originally Posted by tharkun View Post

Was his assessment right, that they're a touch large? Asking because I asked the exact same question on the AE thread, since my two month old AE are starting to show these signs as well. But my AE weren't too large but rather even a slight bit too small at the pinky so this assessment confuses me.

Premature/uneven wear of upper liners happen at the spot when there's not enough space for foot.

Wont happen if it's too big.
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post


Premature/uneven wear of upper liners happen at the spot when there's not enough space for foot.

Wont happen if it's too big.

I feel like they're a touch too big and they're being worn from my heel moving around in the shoe?

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Hoping some of the experts here can help me out. I'm new to the shoe polish game... bought some Saphir bordeaux cream polish and wax for my burgundy Carmina single monks. The color appeared almost a perfect match, but I was still kind of expecting the polish to darken the shoes slightly (which I was fine with). Unfortunately, despite following this thread and watching some tutorials, I completely failed at getting any sort of mirror shine with the wax on the toe box. Even more unfortunately, I seem to have instead achieved some dark spots on the toe where I applied the wax (about three rounds) even though I purposely used about as little wax polish as I thought possible. Attached is a pic. Will I be able to get this out with some renomat, or should I resign myself to having darkened toes.? I suppose I don't really mind the latter as long as it is even and has a burnished effect. Thanks for any help you guys can provide.
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Originally Posted by 02///M3 View Post

Hoping some of the experts here can help me out. I'm new to the shoe polish game... bought some Saphir bordeaux cream polish and wax for my burgundy Carmina single monks. The color appeared almost a perfect match, but I was still kind of expecting the polish to darken the shoes slightly (which I was fine with). Unfortunately, despite following this thread and watching some tutorials, I completely failed at getting any sort of mirror shine with the wax on the toe box. Even more unfortunately, I seem to have instead achieved some dark spots on the toe where I applied the wax (about three rounds) even though I purposely used about as little wax polish as I thought possible. Attached is a pic. Will I be able to get this out with some renomat, or should I resign myself to having darkened toes.? I suppose I don't really mind the latter as long as it is even and has a burnished effect. Thanks for any help you guys can provide.

   Generally you have to expect when you mirror shine the color to look a shade or two deeper than the rest of the shoe (more noticeable in mid colored shoes (burgundy- tan -brown-blue-green))! 

 

   Now in your case and judging from the given color and the fact that you didnt achieve a mirror shine i can suspect the the dark spots are from water and solvents!! you can clean them with renomat or similar product to make it faster but even if you leave your shoes the water ll evaporate and the dark spots ll fade away! 

 

  I hope i helped you a little bit!:happy: 

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   Generally you have to expect when you mirror shine the color to look a shade or two deeper than the rest of the shoe (more noticeable in mid colored shoes (burgundy- tan -brown-blue-green))! 

   Now in your case and judging from the given color and the fact that you didnt achieve a mirror shine i can suspect the the dark spots are from water and solvents!! you can clean them with renomat or similar product to make it faster but even if you leave your shoes the water ll evaporate and the dark spots ll fade away! 

  I hope i helped you a little bit!happy.gif  

Appreciate it! Definitely gives me a little peace of mind. I'll probably renomat and try again rather than wait it out. Thanks again.
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I would wait it out if I were you, let them dry for a couple of days. Renomat is pretty harsh for the leather and I see no reason to use it instead of waiting.
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Originally Posted by 02///M3 View Post

Appreciate it! Definitely gives me a little peace of mind. I'll probably renomat and try again rather than wait it out. Thanks again.

Wait it out. Give it a day or two for the water spot to disappear.

Rebuilding finish will be a pain in the ass if you used renomat, which, despite the instructions, should be left for hours before the next step.

Renovateur will be a better choice than renomat.
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Originally Posted by Nick V. View Post

Not easy for a laymen to do but, if you are going to try it, it will take some patience.

Find a crayon as close as possible to the color of your boot.
Soften it with some heat.
Fill in the area.
Let it set.
With the back of a spoon, gently rub out the area until there is no wax causing any seams around the area.

You will see a difference in color. That's normal.
Use masking tape to tape the top of the welt. What you are doing is protecting the welt and white stitching for the next process.

Get some leather spray as close as possible to the color of your boot.

Lightly (and I stress LIGHTLY) mist the area to blend in. You should do the same thing on the toe of the other boot to match.

Let it set until completely dry.

Lightly apply a coat of conditioner.

Thank u Nick
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I notice that Dainite soles fart as you walk in them, although you need good ears and a quiet environment. I thought this was just an idiosyncrasy with my first pair but the second are at it too. 

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From a video about Lobb's shoes, made in the Lobb workshop, by chief cutter and fitter: " ...a few layers of polish are  applied, the more the better. You can't over polish a pair of shoes". Not, I suspect, a sentiment shared by many on here...but Lobb's are one of the best shoemakers in the world. 

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