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post #18451 of 19038
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Originally Posted by thuhoan View Post
 

Thank you. If things go wrong, can I remove the cream with some (saphir) saddle soap?

 

I suggest you don't use black cream. It will be messy. But you can remove excess cream by simply rubbing with neutral wax.

 

The shoe will darken in time. Just do your normal regime, but it will take time.

 

You can burnish the toes and the heels/hind quarters with black/dark brown wax. Just apply wax thin layer by thin layer.

 

If you wish to darken the rest of the shoe, then use alternate layers of burgundy cream, mid brown and dark brown cream. Layers must be very thin. 

post #18452 of 19038
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

Hey guys, would appreciate some advise on these shoes.

They're new with shop wear (evident in the second photo). What would you recommend to get them up to snuff?

I have Saphir renovateur and wax. Should I also use coloured polish? If so, what colour would you recommend?

And lastly, since the cap toe has slightly darker burnishing, should I avoid using coloured polish on that part of the shoe?

Thanks again guys!



 

I would just use reno and then wax. Later on you can use cream instead of reno. Neutral cream is fine, otherwise you can just use matching coloured cream.

 

Don't have to put cream on the toes and heels. Looks like these areas are just burnished with layers of wax, probably dark brown wax. You can maintain these easily with just thin layers of wax every now and then.

 

The best care is still treeing, rotating, cleaning and brushing.

post #18453 of 19038
Just made a new video on how to make the perfect polishing cloth. Many people ask me how to do this so thought some of you might be interested too. Cant figure out how to add the video here so just linking my youtube page below for those interested

Lots more videos on shoecare on my YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/mrjfitz84/videos

post #18454 of 19038
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post
 

 

I suggest you don't use black cream. It will be messy. But you can remove excess cream by simply rubbing with neutral wax.

 

The shoe will darken in time. Just do your normal regime, but it will take time.

 

You can burnish the toes and the heels/hind quarters with black/dark brown wax. Just apply wax thin layer by thin layer.

 

If you wish to darken the rest of the shoe, then use alternate layers of burgundy cream, mid brown and dark brown cream. Layers must be very thin. 

 

Thank you sir

post #18455 of 19038
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Originally Posted by The Shoe Snob View Post

Just made a new video on how to make the perfect polishing cloth. Many people ask me how to do this so thought some of you might be interested too. Cant figure out how to add the video here so just linking my youtube page below for those interested

Lots more videos on shoecare on my YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/mrjfitz84/videos

 

I love this technique with the strips of T-Shirt.  I have been doing this since I first saw it in your videos a year or so ago. 

 

I was slightly annoyed when my Wife threw away my trusty "smelly old polish rag" when it was getting better and better.

 

I tried polishing my shoes with a Selvyt square cloth the other day and it was impossible to keep a consistent tight patch on my fingers as you can't hold it in place.  T-Shirts all the way!

post #18456 of 19038
Hi guys. I guess I'll try and make my question more concise.

Is it redundant to use Neatsfoot as well as Saphir Reno on shoes and/or boots?

Thanks very much.
post #18457 of 19038

By Reno I'm assuming you mean renovator as opposed to renomat...

 

Anyway, both are more or less used for moisturising/conditioning leather so I'd say yes redundant, however I'd be inclined to give neatsfoot a swerve, it's too oily for my tastes and darkens the leather too easily if not used right.

post #18458 of 19038
Yes, Renovateur.

Thanks very much. I appreciate the comment.
post #18459 of 19038

I've just ordered my first ever suede boots and some Saphir stain protector spray.

 

Regarding Suede brushes - there are so many different types!

 

I already have one with brass bristles on one side and rubber nubs/stubs on the other.

 

However, I watched an Oliver Sweeny video where they seem to be using a "normal" bristle shoe brush which was getting loads of dust out of the suede.  What kind of bristle should I be looking for to use as a quick brush down after each wear?  Surely you dontt use the brass brush every time?  Hogg bristle?  Horse hair?

post #18460 of 19038
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Originally Posted by EnglishShoes View Post
 

I've just ordered my first ever suede boots and some Saphir stain protector spray.

 

Regarding Suede brushes - there are so many different types!

 

I already have one with brass bristles on one side and rubber nubs/stubs on the other.

 

However, I watched an Oliver Sweeny video where they seem to be using a "normal" bristle shoe brush which was getting loads of dust out of the suede.  What kind of bristle should I be looking for to use as a quick brush down after each wear?  Surely you dontt use the brass brush every time?  Hogg bristle?  Horse hair?

 

I use the plastic version and a suede eraser. The brass version seems like overkill but I've never used one. The plastic (fingernail-looking brush)/eraser combo has worked well for my needs. Note, I highly recommend Terrago Nano spray. It's really magic stuff!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnOw_sNVG0A

 

I use this type of brush & suede eraser:

 

https://www.amazon.com/Woodlore-Suede-Bar-Brush/dp/B0002TVB70

post #18461 of 19038

Slightly off topic, but has anyone seen this practice before?

 

i was browsing shoes on eBay and I saw a pair of Church's Oxfords with holed punched through the uppers of the heels!  Description says "Please note the punch hole on the sides of the shoes to indicate used. Not a problem as it will get covered up with the trouser legs"

 

Any ideas what the hell that is about?  Who punches holes in uppers like that?

 

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post #18462 of 19038
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Originally Posted by EnglishShoes View Post
 

Slightly off topic, but has anyone seen this practice before?

 

i was browsing shoes on eBay and I saw a pair of Church's Oxfords with holed punched through the uppers of the heels!  Description says "Please note the punch hole on the sides of the shoes to indicate used. Not a problem as it will get covered up with the trouser legs"

 

Any ideas what the hell that is about?  Who punches holes in uppers like that?

 

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I know that Dr. Martens punch a hole in their seconds as a means of identifying them from firsts, as opposed to the commonplace stamping in the higher end makers.

 

It makes no sense to me whatsoever as surely the issue that qualifies them as seconds would be enough to distinguish them..?

 

The fact that they justify this practice with "your trousers cover the hole" is frankly ridiculous.

post #18463 of 19038
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Originally Posted by Steven Cash View Post
 

 

I know that Dr. Martens punch a hole in their seconds as a means of identifying them from firsts, as opposed to the commonplace stamping in the higher end makers.

 

It makes no sense to me whatsoever as surely the issue that qualifies them as seconds would be enough to distinguish them..?

 

The fact that they justify this practice with "your trousers cover the hole" is frankly ridiculous.

 

Agree - I'd never consider wearing a pair of shoes like that.  

post #18464 of 19038

So how seriously bad is this tear in shell.  Its in the gusset that attaches the tongue to the side of the boot. 

 

post #18465 of 19038
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Originally Posted by EnglishShoes View Post
 

Slightly off topic, but has anyone seen this practice before?

 

i was browsing shoes on eBay and I saw a pair of Church's Oxfords with holed punched through the uppers of the heels!  Description says "Please note the punch hole on the sides of the shoes to indicate used. Not a problem as it will get covered up with the trouser legs"

 

Any ideas what the hell that is about?  Who punches holes in uppers like that?

 

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From what I know of this its generally in relation to a faulty pair that have been credited so they cant be resold. You normally see this with trainers and they cut the tongue off. My advice, abort abort abort.

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