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Thank you!!

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Thank you!!

 

I'd just add that the amounts needed are really small when it comes to Saphir Reno.  If you can see it as a layer of it on the leather, you've definitely got too much.

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Just got my first pair of suede shoes (Allen Edmonds Orlean).  How can I clean these smudges?  

For my leather shoes I use Saphir Renovateur and Saphir Pommadier creme polishes, but I'm clueless when it comes to suede.

 

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Just got my first pair of suede shoes (Allen Edmonds Orlean).  How can I clean these smudges?  
For my leather shoes I use Saphir Renovateur and Saphir Pommadier creme polishes, but I'm clueless when it comes to suede.









A suede eraser, and a suede brush is the first thing to try. You should have these anyway for when your suede gets dirty again. If that doesn't work you can try something like Saphir suede shampoo. But definitely try the eraser first. You can get one from AE for $6-7.
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@Pierson v Post - that is awesome pair of plain toe blucher.

 

I would not have bought a pair for myself in that colour (because of the likelihood of staining it). But that is really an amazing pair.

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@Pierson v Post
 - that is awesome pair of plain toe blucher.

I would not have bought a pair for myself in that colour (because of the likelihood of staining it). But that is really an amazing pair.



For $14 I'll take the chance
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Just got my first pair of suede shoes (Allen Edmonds Orlean).  How can I clean these smudges?  

For my leather shoes I use Saphir Renovateur and Saphir Pommadier creme polishes, but I'm clueless when it comes to suede.

 

Saphir's Omni'Nettoyant should do the trick though I'm still waiting for mine to arrive to try.

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For $14 I'll take the chance
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LOL. The pair I got were like $20. No stain, but grimmy all over. They cleaned right up with the eraser. I can't tell from the pictures, do yours have the vibram soles? I have a trick for cleaning that up too.
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LOL. The pair I got were like $20. No stain, but grimmy all over. They cleaned right up with the eraser. I can't tell from the pictures, do yours have the vibram soles? I have a trick for cleaning that up too.

Yes, Vibram soles. What's your suggestion for those?
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Yes, Vibram soles. What's your suggestion for those?

Orange Go-Jo with Pumice, though my guess is the non-pumice kind will likely work just as well. Just put a little dab on a rag or paper towel and rub away the grime just be careful not to get any on the suede. I think I have a before and after pic somewhere. I 'll try to post it when I get home.
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Yes, Vibram soles. What's your suggestion for those?

 

 

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Orange Go-Jo with Pumice, though my guess is the non-pumice kind will likely work just as well. Just put a little dab on a rag or paper towel and rub away the grime just be careful not to get any on the suede. I think I have a before and after pic somewhere. I 'll try to post it when I get home.


OK, I was able to find some pictures before and after Go-Jo:

 

Did the "just the tip" of the bottom on the shoe on the right, to test how it would work.

 

Heel of shoe on top cleaned, bottom untouched.   You can also see how the eraser and brush clean off the grime from the suede.  Sorry for the awful lighting.

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Hi everyone,

 

I'm new to the forum. I'm pretty new to quality shoes as I recently just bought my second pair of Loake 1880s. Since then shoe care and polishing has become one of my favorite hobbies. Having always put attention to detail I like the process.

 

I have a problem, though. It started happening a couple of weeks ago and here's the description:

 

I always start the shoe care process with clean shoes of course after which I move on to:

 

1. Mink oil renovator, let it dry

2. Color polish, buff off extra after letting it settle

3. Wax polishing, first couple of layers dry

4. Continue wax polishing with water to create mirror-like shine

 

The actual problem occurs when I start applying the wax polish and sometimes even when I apply color polish. The surface of the leather at the tip of the shoe doesn't seem to absorb the polish and turns "whitish" instead. Other parts of the shoe absorb it perfectly, no problems, although I don't prefer applying wax polish to areas where the leather creases, so only the tips.

 

I started carefully experimenting with the issue and it somehow seems to be connected to the right balance of wax and water. As I add droplets of water, the wax seems to absorb a bit better but never to the extent of mirror shine like seen on tutorial videos. I also use clean parts of the rags and wait 10-20mins between each layer.

 

The tools I use:

 

1. Horse hair brushes

2. 100% cotton rags

3. Shoe Snob products for color and wax polish as well as mink oil renovator

 

Have any of you guys ever encountered anything similar? I have a feeling I'm not the only one here. Here's a photo of the problem:

 

 

Help me out fellas! :)

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Originally Posted by Pierson v Post View Post
 

Just got my first pair of suede shoes (Allen Edmonds Orlean).  How can I clean these smudges?  

For my leather shoes I use Saphir Renovateur and Saphir Pommadier creme polishes, but I'm clueless when it comes to suede.

 

 

 

Considering the delicate colour, a complete preparation of the shoes is probably the best way, at least if you want to step in them across your home's doorstep. 

First:

-wash; Saphir Omnidaim; it works wonders. Also for microfibre (couch; I've tried alcohol on a stain and it was a work not to describe, plus the result was not perfect), for various sports shoes and similar; in short a must have. 

The washing is with water, so you'll have to soak your hands, splatter around the wash basin and all the good stuff, plus the shoes will have to dry as laundry does (not on sun). 

 

this nice brush comes inside the package! 

 

-feed the lather; Avel produces a Renovateur for this type of leather; it's a spray. It will nourish the leather, make it more "plump" and flexible. 

 

This specific Renovateur comes also in pigmented versions. 

 

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After all the hard work your shoes are ready, for a top protective layer.

I would recommend the German Collonil brand; specifically their Carbon Pro spray. It's very effective; even if a cloud downpours on you, at least your shoes will remain intact :D 

Good work :D 

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@nikotuuk

Hi!

well, I personally would guess it's some product incompatibility.

I don't think that mink oil from the "ShoeSlop" is such a good idea; oiling is for oiled leathers (like Timberjack boots); if you oil the leather too much the cream and wax are not going to hold.

Personally I would say, that the "mink oil" from the brand in question is not the very best idea for this type of leathers, finish and shoes.

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Actually, taking Collonil 1909 would be cheaper and much better. 

 

 

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Hi,

Thanks for your interest. The Shoe Snob products I use are "Coloured Cream Polish" (mid brown) and "Bee's Wax Shoe Polish" (mid brown). All of his (Justin Fitzpatrick) products are 100% French made so quality shouldn't be a problem. I've been thinking about investing in Saphir products. Which ones I should buy?
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