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post #17506 of 19081

On my bucket list: find a pair of shoes that really fit me. :uhoh:

post #17507 of 19081
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post
 

On my bucket list: find a pair of shoes that really fit me. :uhoh:

I hear you. I'm doing much better than I have previously, but everything seems like a compromise. Looking at some of the wider British lasts right now. cj610 recommended Cheaney 11028. The shape of the 175, 12508, and 142 look promising as well. I'm going to pay for some shipping and find out. 

 

Is custom the better option for hard to fit wide feet? Maybe I just have fewer shoes that fit better. 

post #17508 of 19081
Man, purchased that Saphir suede cleaner to try and get a spot out of my chukkas...didn't do shit. frown.gif
post #17509 of 19081
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Originally Posted by Biggskip View Post

Man, purchased that Saphir suede cleaner to try and get a spot out of my chukkas...didn't do shit. frown.gif

What caused the spot? Any pics?
post #17510 of 19081
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

What caused the spot? Any pics?

Turkey grease.
post #17511 of 19081
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Originally Posted by Biggskip View Post

Turkey grease.

Did you try using a bit of the undiluted cleaner directly on the spot?
post #17512 of 19081
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

Did you try using a bit of the undiluted cleaner directly on the spot?

Actuallly, since I was only able to determine the product's use by the pictoral on the box, I cleaned both shoes using only undiluted cleaner.
post #17513 of 19081
Hello SF. I've recently noticed that some of my shoes seem to be a bit loose then when I bought them. I'm thinking that it might be the size medium Nordstrom shoe trees I use (I'm a size 8D and the Nordstrom staff always tells me that medium is my size). If my shoes did stretch out, is it possible for them to go back to how they originally were? What if I start using size small shoe trees? What's the worse that can happen? Thanks!
post #17514 of 19081
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Originally Posted by Biggskip View Post

Man, purchased that Saphir suede cleaner to try and get a spot out of my chukkas...didn't do shit. frown.gif

 

did you try the rubber cement method DWF mentioned? I'm not fastidious enough to try to spot clean suede too much, so I dont exactly remember the details- but a quick trhead search should help find that method of getting light grease off suede,

 

btw - love the kimmy schmidt avatar (p-i-i-noooo noir!)

post #17515 of 19081
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Originally Posted by Dario65 View Post
 

I hear you. I'm doing much better than I have previously, but everything seems like a compromise. Looking at some of the wider British lasts right now. cj610 recommended Cheaney 11028. The shape of the 175, 12508, and 142 look promising as well. I'm going to pay for some shipping and find out. 

 

Is custom the better option for hard to fit wide feet? Maybe I just have fewer shoes that fit better. 

 

That's the important issue, I think. I wish I had fewer and better...

post #17516 of 19081
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Originally Posted by sleepyinsanfran View Post

did you try the rubber cement method DWF mentioned? I'm not fastidious enough to try to spot clean suede too much, so I dont exactly remember the details- but a quick trhead search should help find that method of getting light grease off suede,

btw - love the kimmy schmidt avatar (p-i-i-noooo noir!)

Yeah, that is what I will try next.
post #17517 of 19081

I have searched all over and there seems to be no final consensus on how to treat Chromexcel. I think the safest product would be the Saphir Greasy product, but I don't want to buy a whole bottle of it just for one pair of shoes.Is there a conditioner I can get away with using for both calf and CXL? I was leaning towards Venetian Shoe Cream. 

post #17518 of 19081
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Originally Posted by Darkside View Post
 

I have searched all over and there seems to be no final consensus on how to treat Chromexcel. I think the safest product would be the Saphir Greasy product, but I don't want to buy a whole bottle of it just for one pair of shoes.Is there a conditioner I can get away with using for both calf and CXL? I was leaning towards Venetian Shoe Cream. 

I have my ear tilted toward the monitor listening for the response from the experts. Most people say something with mink oil. I'm not sure that's right. 

 

btw, when I see manufactures refer to "greasy" leather can I assume they mean chromexel? 


Edited by Dario65 - 1/11/16 at 3:40am
post #17519 of 19081
^ I would recommend not using mink oil. If you want a conditioner for cxl and calf I would go for either Bick4 or Lexol Conditioner.
post #17520 of 19081
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Originally Posted by cbfn View Post

^ I would recommend not using mink oil. If you want a conditioner for cxl and calf I would go for either Bick4 or Lexol Conditioner.

+1

These will condition without greasiness or oil, and with minimal (Lexol) or no (Bick 4) darkening.

I now use only Lexol to condition and normal paste/creme waxes for shine/protection and am much happier.

I originally used saphir dubbin graisse on my CXL Alden 403 boots, and they darkened significantly, which I didn't like.
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