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post #17746 of 19859
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Originally Posted by Newberry View Post

Hello. The cold weather is almost over here in Chicago and wearing boots might get uncomfortable here in the warmer weather. So thats why I bought a pair of sneakers boots to feel more comfortable (it's probably the same height as a pair of chukkas). They're made of a nubuck upper. Do u guys recommend using shoe trees on them? Or is it not really necessary? Thanks!

 

Well, if in doubt, shoe trees can't hurt and might do a lot to keep your sneaker boots in shape!

post #17747 of 19859
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

Well, if in doubt, shoe trees can't hurt and might do a lot to keep your sneaker boots in shape!

Thanks. I actually did get a pair of shoe trees for them.
post #17748 of 19859
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Originally Posted by Newberry View Post

Hello. The cold weather is almost over here in Chicago and wearing boots might get uncomfortable here in the warmer weather. So thats why I bought a pair of sneakers boots to feel more comfortable (it's probably the same height as a pair of chukkas). They're made of a nubuck upper. Do u guys recommend using shoe trees on them? Or is it not really necessary? Thanks!

 



I'm of the opinion that shoe trees are a good idea for all shoes - I even have them in my running and tennis shoes.. I don't know if cross-linking is a no-no here, but I made this post over at GYW not too long ago: https://www.reddit.com/r/goodyearwelt/comments/42cxcc/everything_you_wanted_to_know_about_shoe_trees/
post #17749 of 19859
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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Newberry View Post

Hello. The cold weather is almost over here in Chicago and wearing boots might get uncomfortable here in the warmer weather. So thats why I bought a pair of sneakers boots to feel more comfortable (it's probably the same height as a pair of chukkas). They're made of a nubuck upper. Do u guys recommend using shoe trees on them? Or is it not really necessary? Thanks!

 



I'm of the opinion that shoe trees are a good idea for all shoes - I even have them in my running and tennis shoes.. I don't know if cross-linking is a no-no here, but I made this post over at GYW not too long ago: https://www.reddit.com/r/goodyearwelt/comments/42cxcc/everything_you_wanted_to_know_about_shoe_trees/

Thanks for the reply. And yea. I jst bought a pair of shoe trees for them.
post #17750 of 19859

New Question!

 

Am asking this here as I hope to attract the shoe care experts.

 

I'll try to be as explanatory but concise as possible.

 

With brown shoes: Post the full process of cleaning, conditioning, polishing and waxing a shoe .......... what is the recommended regime to keep the leather both fed and waxed for protection.

 

Thus my ultimate question is >>

 

Should one apply clear neutral polish (on brown shoes) on top of a waxed shoe surface or will that prevent the nutrients in the cream polish from getting into the leather. Is it best to remove the top wax layer or will it penetrate right through?

 

Many thanks in advance.

post #17751 of 19859
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Originally Posted by GZero View Post
 

New Question!

 

Am asking this here as I hope to attract the shoe care experts.

 

I'll try to be as explanatory but concise as possible.

 

With brown shoes: Post the full process of cleaning, conditioning, polishing and waxing a shoe .......... what is the recommended regime to keep the leather both fed and waxed for protection.

 

Thus my ultimate question is >>

 

Should one apply clear neutral polish (on brown shoes) on top of a waxed shoe surface or will that prevent the nutrients in the cream polish from getting into the leather. Is it best to remove the top wax layer or will it penetrate right through?

 

Many thanks in advance.

 

There have been hundreds of posts on this topic and a read of some random pages will soon point you in the right direction.

 

I would keep it simple. If your shoes need cleaning, use brown cream polish.  If you want more of a shine, use brown or neutral wax polish, after you have buffed the cream. Remember that brushing is probably the most important thing you can do for your shoes. And always use shoe trees. 

post #17752 of 19859

Thanks Munky, 

 

I've read a lot on SF and I never managed to quite find the answer but I think I have found it.

 

Cream polish (either oil or solvent based) will remove a wax finish on application; I will need to reapply the wax finish post cream polish.

 

Cheers for the reply.

post #17753 of 19859
Good grief people. Is it really too much to ask to read all one thousand one hundred eighty four pages of this thread. It has all been discussed before.
Edited by gsgleason - 2/17/16 at 11:50am
post #17754 of 19859
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Originally Posted by gsgleason View Post

Good grief people. Is it really too much to ask to read all one thousand one hundred eighty four pages of this thread. It's all be discussed before.

 

I guess we all start somewhere. The fact that questions are repeated shouldn't worry anyone. It has all been discussed before, but not for the person who comes new to the site looking for answers. I would always recommend dipping into the thread but clearly no one is going to be able to read all the entries. Unless you are being sarcastic...which is fine! ;)

post #17755 of 19859
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

Unless you are being sarcastic...which is fine! wink.gif

Indeed sir this is the case.
post #17756 of 19859

So I recently sent my Loake, Downings, back to Loake for factory repair. At a cost of £75, half the price I paid for the shoes.

I'm not particularly happy with the outcome, I do wonder if I'm being a little protective as these were my weddings shoes.

 

Comments more than welcome,

 

Some before pictures

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

And after pictures focusing on parts I am unhappy with

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #17757 of 19859
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

There have been hundreds of posts on this topic and a read of some random pages will soon point you in the right direction.

I would keep it simple. If your shoes need cleaning, use brown cream polish.  If you want more of a shine, use brown or neutral wax polish, after you have buffed the cream. Remember that brushing is probably the most important thing you can do for your shoes. And always use shoe trees. 


Well I'm sure you probably thought this was obvious since you din mention it, but do wipe the pair with a damp cloth first to get rid of dust and stuff before attempting any paste or cream waxing..

It sux to polish over dust and grime, embedding them into what would be your shoes finish.
post #17758 of 19859
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Originally Posted by goatandtricycle View Post
 

So I recently sent my Loake, Downings, back to Loake for factory repair. At a cost of £75, half the price I paid for the shoes.

I'm not particularly happy with the outcome, I do wonder if I'm being a little protective as these were my weddings shoes.

 

Comments more than welcome,

 

Some before pictures

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

And after pictures focusing on parts I am unhappy with

 

 

 

 

 

 


Does not look quite as nice as you would expect from a factory repair. Particularly the heel area (looks like somebody stuffed alga in there) and the toe area. Surprised they did not refinish the upper and heel. Would contact them right away, those are not worthy of a wedding!

post #17759 of 19859
Xpost from the Yanko shoes thread:

The speed hooks of my new Yanko boots appear to be very sharp. This is how the laces look after a one time try out of the boots for 10 minutes:





Is there a way to avoid or fix this?

I have other boots with speed hooks and they have a brass like color instead of silver as Yanko uses and they haven't damaged any laces after years of use.
Edited by Schweino - 2/19/16 at 4:29am
post #17760 of 19859
You might try contacting their online retail site and use their contact form and see if they have suggestions.

http://shoeparadis.com/en/contacts

My first thought would be to feel the edges of the speed hooks to see if one or two are sharp or have a jagged edge .... and to use a fine file to smooth out the edge. The problem with that though is that if the speed hooks have a polished finish, filing could/would mess up the look.
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