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Originally Posted by Buster Brown View Post

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.

Well, yes, but I wouldn't put any petroleum based oil or grease on any leather.
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Does anyone know the benefits of resoling shoes at the factory on their original last compared to using a street cobbler? 

 

Does resoling shoes on their original last make any difference?

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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

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.
 

 

Appreciate you weighing in. Checked out your site - some good looking stuff there. 

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Originally Posted by batsim View Post
 

Does anyone know the benefits of resoling shoes at the factory on their original last compared to using a street cobbler? 

 

Does resoling shoes on their original last make any difference?

 

Not in terms of actually putting a sole on the shoe, no. Putting the shoe back on the last helps reshape the shoe and take out some big wrinkles and whatnot. Other than that, you're just guaranteeing that the work is at least as good as it was when you bought the shoe. Some factories even replace the insole, cork layer, and welt. 

 

Obviously, some cobblers are better than others, and there's some risk involved there. However given that you're in London, Justin FitzPatrick has a post dedicated to his preferred cobbler in London. 

 

http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2013/04/my-recommended-shoe-cobbler.html

 

Hope this helps!

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Hi there! I am very new to the world of shoe polishing.

 

I have a rather new pair of Rad Russell. Tried to clean it with Reno-Mat, then conditioned it with Renovateur and subsequently polished it using the Saphir Pate de Luxe wax shoe polish (Navy Blue).

 

2 questions:

 

- I can't seem to remove the brownish patch you see in the photo. What should I do?

- The pores on the polished shoe seems to be larger than those on the untouched one. Is this normal?

 

Appreciate if someone could drop me a few tips.

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Opps sorry about the missing photo.

 

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You'll need to use the same color shoe cream to bring the color back.
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Can't figure out what these marks are, or how to get rid of them?




This is after renovateur, cream polish and a wax polish:

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If its oil...you are screwed. 

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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post

If its oil...you are screwed. 

If I pick at it, it almost seems to come off. Maybe just old built up wax?
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If I pick at it, it almost seems to come off. Maybe just old built up wax?

No idea. Doesn't look like built up wax though. 

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the other spots looks more raised. I don't think it's oil.

What's a good method to try to clear built up wax, besides using renomat on the whole shoe?
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I still spit shine my shoes (Cole Haan) not Government Issue.  They sparkle like glass.  I use Kiwi Parade gloss.  Set fire to it. Put it out.  Spray a little water on the shoe, and use an old clean t-shirt and just a little wax and rub in circles in the same direction till the swirls disappear and the glass shine appears.

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Can't figure out what these marks are, or how to get rid of them?

Hard to tell from the highway but I've got a suspicion that they are water stains. Sometimes...either because there are excess chromium salts in the leather or because the roadways have been salted...water (rain water, snow water, etc.) can move and concentrate salts that raise the surface of the leather and even cause it to get brittle in those areas. There are products that purporst to remove salt stains but I cannot vouch for them.
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