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I posted this issue long ago.

Before




And here we are the repair done by Carmina.



Oh well, better than nothing!!.

I highly doubt that Carmina did that job. It's more likely that they sent them out to a shop that does minor work for them.
Whoever did the job thought they were being creative. You be the judge.....
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^The shoe was sent to them after some  direct discussion but... who knows.  As I said, it is better than nothing.:confused:

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^The shoe was sent to them after some  direct discussion but... who knows.  As I said, it is better than nothing.confused.gif

@Zapasman

What happened with the first picture?and what did the repair shop do afterwards?
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We do not know for sure. The leather stressed and cracked.
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These seems like a fair catch-all place so I figured I'd ask:

 

I just got two pairs of horween chromexcel boots (Boston Boot Co.). How shall I take care of them? 

 

Please recommend specific products. I've never taken care of leather shoes before really but I like these new boots and I want to treat them well.

 

Thanks!

 

PS - linking to an existing shoe care post that I didn't find from my searching would also be helpful; no need to retell it just for me. 

post #17361 of 19067
TL;DR:
- Use shoe trees
- Brush after wear
- If dirty, use a wet cloth and then brush
- Use either Lexol Conditioner or Bick4 to condition them
- Sparingly use a small amount of colored shoe cream to cover over scuffs
post #17362 of 19067

Thanks, cbfn. =)

post #17363 of 19067
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Originally Posted by boze View Post
 

These seems like a fair catch-all place so I figured I'd ask:

 

I just got two pairs of horween chromexcel boots (Boston Boot Co.). How shall I take care of them? 

 

Please recommend specific products. I've never taken care of leather shoes before really but I like these new boots and I want to treat them well.

 

Thanks!

 

PS - linking to an existing shoe care post that I didn't find from my searching would also be helpful; no need to retell it just for me. 

Nick from Horween recommends products with mink oil for chromexcel. He seems to like Saphir Renovateur and Venetian Creme. Not sure if Venetian has mink oil, but would surmise that it does since Horween recommends it. 

 

Despite his recommendation, I would go easy on the mink for fear of too much darkening. They acknowledge that Venetian will darken chromexcel over time in the Q&A at the bottom of that link. I will likely try Renovateur on my chrome and see how it goes Hard to differentiate the preference and opinion from solid information. I would tend to trust what Horween says about caring for their leather. 


Edited by Dario65 - 12/17/15 at 7:48am
post #17364 of 19067
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Nick from Horween recommends products with mink oil for chromexcel. He seems to like Saphir Renovateur and Venetian Creme. Not sure if Venetian has mink oil, but would surmise that it does since Horween recommends it. 

Despite his recommendation, I would go easy on the mink for fear of too much darkening. They 
acknowledge that Venetian will darken chromexcel over time in the Q&A at the bottom of that link. I will likely try Renovateur on my chrome and see how it goes Hard to differentiate the preference and opinion from solid information. I would tend to trust what Horween says about caring for their leather. 

I suspect Venetian has a good portion of mineral oil and a small, if any, portion of real mink oil. Mineral oil is a petroleum based oil--that's why the warning signs on the label.

I've never known any product with mineral oil in it to be good for leather.

edited for punctuation and clarity
Edited by DWFII - 12/17/15 at 7:04pm
post #17365 of 19067
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I suspect Venetian has a good portion of mineral oil and a small is any portion of real mink oil. Mineral oil is a petroleum based oil that's why the warning signs on the label. I've never know any product with mineral oil in it to be good for leather.

This is a good example of why this is frustrating to me. You could be right. But maybe it's not mineral oil. Also tough because the guy who makes the leather recommends it. I don't see many clear answers for shoe care other than personal opinion. (No offense intended by the way - you are very possibly correct.) 

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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

I suspect Venetian has a good portion of mineral oil and a small is any portion of real mink oil. Mineral oil is a petroleum based oil that's why the warning signs on the label. I've never know any product with mineral oil in it to be good for leather.
This is a good example of why this is frustrating to me. You could be right. But maybe it's not mineral oil. Also tough because the guy who makes the leather recommends it. I don't see many clear answers for shoe care other than personal opinion. (No offense intended by the way - you are very possibly correct.) 

It's more likely Horween is just advocating for another Chicago-based business. I personally won't use the stuff. When it stinks like it does, I don't use it, nor anything (wittingly) that contains petroleum distillates.
post #17367 of 19067
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It's more likely Horween is just advocating for another Chicago-based business. I personally won't use the stuff. When it stinks like it does, I don't use it, nor anything (wittingly) that contains petroleum distillates.

Good point. I didn't have my vicinity filter on. 

post #17368 of 19067
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Originally Posted by Dario65 View Post

This is a good example of why this is frustrating to me. You could be right. But maybe it's not mineral oil. Also tough because the guy who makes the leather recommends it. I don't see many clear answers for shoe care other than personal opinion. (No offense intended by the way - you are very possibly correct.) 

I understand perfectly--much of what is "common knowledge" in this field is just opinion, and uninformed opinion, at that.

In this case, however, not only has this product been discussed before on SF but, as a shoemaker, I've been aware of and had experience with VC for over 40 years. And had ample opportunity to evaluate not just VC but many other shoe "care" products.

And FWIW, and in the interests of full disclosure, I personally wouldn't put much stock in what "the guy who makes the leather" recommends. The company is notorious in the Trade for their indifference and arrogance, esp. if you're not buying freight car loads of their leather. Just my opinion.
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

I understand perfectly--much of what is "common knowledge" in this field is just opinion, and uninformed opinion, at that.

In this case, however, not only has this product been discussed before on SF but, as a shoemaker, I've been aware of and had experience with VC for over 40 years. And had ample opportunity to evaluate not just VC but many other shoe "care" products.

And FWIW, and in the interests of full disclosure, I personally wouldn't put much stock in what "the guy who makes the leather" recommends. The company is notorious in the Trade for their indifference and arrogance, esp. if you're not buying freight car loads of their leather. Just my opinion.

Wouldn't use of the leather also influence what it's cared for with? There's products I use on shoes that don't touch other leather goods and vice versa. And I'm dealing with a fairly narrow range of men's goods (e.g. shoes, briefcase, belts). Add in stuff like saddle bags and you might have several different products for the 'same' leather.
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For jumper boots, what is anyone's favorite kind of pull tab?

I thought it would be lovely to have a one piece heel counter-into-pull-tab with the end of the pull tab tucked behind, so as to have an unbroken silhouette. But I'm not sure if this is possible.
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