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post #17806 of 19072
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

are these shoes complete toast? i'm not sure what kind of construction they are (cement vs. blake vs. goodyear)

they're Barrie Ltd. shoes.

thanks.


Cobbler can fix those easy.
post #17807 of 19072
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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post

Would silicone be listed as a hazardous ingredient in the MSDS??

Sometimes ingredients are listed on MSDS, separated by hazardous and non hazardous categories.
post #17808 of 19072
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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post
 

Would silicone be listed as a hazardous ingredient in the MSDS??


Depends.  If a substance is hazardous (whether its to health, fire, needs special handling etc.) then yes.  Some silicones hare fairly inert, some are not.  I believe some states (US) require all chemicals to be listed regardless.

post #17809 of 19072
In California everything causes cancer and has prop 65 warnings lol
post #17810 of 19072

Dear SF, 

 

Quick question on shoe polishing. I ask this as I have noticed an issue with a pair of my shoes, not sure if the problem is my technique or the leather.( I suspect we all know the answer already)

 

I have a decent £400 pair of calf leather shoes in brown. Took my sweet time in conditioning them both, polishing them both several times using polish and buffing. Moved on to wax n water after that. Many days later, one shoe has a mirror finish, the other just wont shine up in the same manner at all. Both shoes received the same products, same timings, same everything.

 

The shoe that wont shine appears to have deeper pores on the toe, its noticeable (probably only to me ) by eye if close enough but you can certainty feel a small degree of roughness / friction by touching the leather. Is this normal?!?

 

Is this something I should be concerned about or should I relax and keep layering the polish in thinly? I'm using Saphir Médaille d'Or Pommadier neutral polish.

 

Did I possibly move on from polish to wax too soon?

 

I cant quite remember if the other shoe had such deep pores, I'm loathed to strip it back and start again on it.

 

Any constructive comments welcome

 

Thanks

post #17811 of 19072
Anyone polish shoes so often (ie as occupation or weekly doing own shoes, etc) that you worry about long term health effects, respiratory or neurological.

Someone I know who has been painting as an artist (hobby) for past twenty years was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's and the Doctor thinks it's from the substances. He is in his late sixties.

It got me thinking, some of these polishes we use have a very thick scent to them. Luckily I only break out the polish once or twice a year for all the shoes, but I may wear one of those white mouth/nose covers from now.

Curious what others opinions are.
post #17812 of 19072
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Cobbler can fix those easy.

thanks. any idea what i might expect to pay (for both) and can you tell from the image what type of construction it is? blake vs. goodyear vs. cement?

thanks!
post #17813 of 19072
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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credit where due, Loake have offered me a replacement pair. They have turned what was starting to become a very negative experience in to a positive one! Going a few steps further than they needed to, with my particular circumstance, I'm now very happy :slayer:

post #17814 of 19072
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Originally Posted by goatandtricycle View Post
 

Credit where due, Loake have offered me a replacement pair. They have turned what was starting to become a very negative experience in to a positive one! Going a few steps further than they needed to, with my particular circumstance, I'm now very happy :slayer:

 

That's great news, Goat. I have always found Loake's to be good people to deal with.

post #17815 of 19072
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Originally Posted by atia2 View Post

I tried diluted white vinegar on the stain last night, followed by cream and wax this morning. Seems to have made it slightly less prominent. I think I will wear them like this for a while, and then make a decision on dyeing.

If I do dye them, it will be dark green and I will create an epic thread.

 

Those look excellent, atia! Keep brushing them and I am sure no-one else will see any difference between the two shoes. As they are now, I don't think that anyone would see a difference.  Great shoes! Bear in mind that no-one looks at our shoes as frequently as we do!

post #17816 of 19072
Thank you. I have resolved to relish the stain and its history (which involved a very fine bottle of Italian wine). Asymmetry is the foundation of great art.
post #17817 of 19072
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Originally Posted by Beach Bum View Post

Anyone polish shoes so often (ie as occupation or weekly doing own shoes, etc) that you worry about long term health effects, respiratory or neurological.

Someone I know who has been painting as an artist (hobby) for past twenty years was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's and the Doctor thinks it's from the substances. He is in his late sixties.

It got me thinking, some of these polishes we use have a very thick scent to them. Luckily I only break out the polish once or twice a year for all the shoes, but I may wear one of those white mouth/nose covers from now.

Curious what others opinions are.

I never polish in closed spaces.

And if I am using acetone, renomat, dye prep, dye, etc, it will always be outdoors with protected gloves and masks.

It might cause cancer and it might not. Not everyone has the same risk profile for different cancers.
post #17818 of 19072
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

thanks. any idea what i might expect to pay (for both) and can you tell from the image what type of construction it is? blake vs. goodyear vs. cement?

thanks!

The outsole has no stitch marks with the insole/bonwelt. Probably cemented.
post #17819 of 19072
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

The outsole has no stitch marks with the insole/bonwelt. Probably cemented.

damn. not worth saving then imho.
post #17820 of 19072
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

damn. not worth saving then imho.

Check with your cobbler. I was just making an educated guess.

they can be repaired for sure. Personally my goal is to throwaway nothing and decrease my purchases so my stuff can age with me.

Some prefer the shoe collecting and trading game.
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