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Or just leave them alone.
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Originally Posted by thecentennial View Post

I.e cleaning and maintainng gum soles?
Do you mean crepe soles?
Would be interested in this too, though would think soapy water and a brush would be your best bet.

yes, yes. CREPE soles.


How does one take care of crepe soles?
post #2448 of 12439
The first thing I would do is get them resoled with leather.
post #2449 of 12439
Big fan of crepe, super comfy but it wears out like a bitch...not good longevity.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

The first thing I would do is get them resoled with leather.

At the Zoo, we sometimes enjoy wearing casual, suede shoes with gum/crepe soles.

Leather soles are reserved for meeting important people and such.
post #2451 of 12439
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Originally Posted by thecentennial View Post


I.e cleaning and maintainng gum soles?
Do you mean crepe soles?
Would be interested in this too, though would think soapy water and a brush would be your best bet.

 

ice.  freezes/hardens the gum and easy to scrap off using coins.

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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post

What's the best way to take care of gum soles?

what do you mean?
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yes, yes. CREPE soles.
How does one take care of crepe soles?

don't buy them. crepe = cr.pola.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

The first thing I would do is get them resoled with leather.

 

lol8[1].gif I was thinking this, but wasn't going to say it. 

post #2455 of 12439
I need some new heels on some Crockett Jones suede loafers. I would like to keep the brown dove tail detail. I didn't like how my local guy did the last pair. Does anyone have a recomendation for someone to do it through the mail? B Nelson? Thanks
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Nick is currently working on a pair of my shoes. I don't know of anyone else by mail that I could recommend.

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post #2457 of 12439

Have a question, but can horse hair daubers be used with creme/cream polish? Or rather, should they be used?

 

I've used horse hair daubers with wax with good results, but creme/cream polishes seem to get rather messy and it never "distributes" the polish quite well. usually, I have to go back with a soft clothe and a lil water and "rub" it in better before brushing. Wondering if anyone else has had similiar issues. (both the dauber and creme was from AE)

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Don't use them. They waste a lot of polish and apply too much. Just use an old t shirt and your finger.
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this happens when you hold the boot down with the other boot to get out of it...

 

Excellent deduction. It looks exactly like my 8 yr old son's shoes & boots.

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So, did I understand this right -- you put fat/oil on the outsole to nourish it? If so, how often?
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