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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

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

Since you live in Germany:

http://www.burgol.de/products/ledersohlenoel
post #2462 of 10130
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

Since you live in Germany:
http://www.burgol.de/products/ledersohlenoel
Thanks. I think my C&J can use that, the sole doesn't look happy. Any rough guidelines for application -- clean the sole with a damp cloth, rub in the oil, let rest overnight? In what inteverals -- whenever the sole is scuffed?
post #2463 of 10130
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Don't use them. They waste a lot of polish and apply too much. Just use an old t shirt and your finger.

thanks that's the exact problem I'm having. Will save the daubers for wax polishes only.

post #2464 of 10130
I think he meant included the wax polish. The only thing I use the daubers for is getting some wax between the welt and uppers, the rest of the time I apply it with a cotton t-shirt wrapped around my fingers.
post #2465 of 10130
The only thing I ever use a dauber for is after it rains and the shoes dry sometimes there is dirt and grit in the welt. I brush it out. Other than that daubers are shit.
post #2466 of 10130
Does one need to polish and condition shoes that have been in storage for several months even if you had polished them right before storage?
post #2467 of 10130

^ It can't hurt to condition them to avoid any cracking or extra creasing that might occur if the leather has dried out in that time, although they're probably fine. Since polishing is mostly aesthetic, that's a personal judgment on how they look.

post #2468 of 10130
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Originally Posted by acousticfoodie View Post

Does one need to polish and condition shoes that have been in storage for several months even if you had polished them right before storage?

yes in my book. the leather is probably dry from being stored so it doesnt hurt to give them some extra conditioning before wearing for the first time in a while
post #2469 of 10130
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Originally Posted by mymil View Post

^ It can't hurt to condition them to avoid any cracking or extra creasing that might occur if the leather has dried out in that time, although they're probably fine. Since polishing is mostly aesthetic, that's a personal judgment on how they look.
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

yes in my book. the leather is probably dry from being stored so it doesnt hurt to give them some extra conditioning before wearing for the first time in a while

Thanks for the responses guys. Can I just polish them with a hybrid creme/wax like AE shoe polish and consider that "conditioning?" Or Do I need to use actual conditioner (just trying to save myself time)?
post #2470 of 10130
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

Thanks. I think my C&J can use that, the sole doesn't look happy. Any rough guidelines for application -- clean the sole with a damp cloth, rub in the oil, let rest overnight? In what inteverals -- whenever the sole is scuffed?

I have no experience in this regard but what you propose sounds about right to me. As to frequency 4 times a year or after they've been worn in the rain seems about right to me.
post #2471 of 10130
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

Thanks. I think my C&J can use that, the sole doesn't look happy. Any rough guidelines for application -- clean the sole with a damp cloth, rub in the oil, let rest overnight? In what inteverals -- whenever the sole is scuffed?

I have seen some guidelines here:

http://grunwald-true-style.com/Shoe-Care/Oil-for-Leather-Soles.html
post #2472 of 10130
Is there a similar burgol product that can be cheaper sourced in good ol USA
post #2473 of 10130
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Originally Posted by acousticfoodie View Post

Thanks for the responses guys. Can I just polish them with a hybrid creme/wax like AE shoe polish and consider that "conditioning?" Or Do I need to use actual conditioner (just trying to save myself time)?

I would use an actual conditioner, then polish.
post #2474 of 10130

I found that using a leather lotion (I use collonil 1909) as the solvent in polishing (Wax) gives a much better result than just using water. The lotion smooth out the surface of the leather & as the result give a much better contact when I move around it to buff in small circle.

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Originally Posted by justsayno View Post

Is there a similar burgol product that can be cheaper sourced in good ol USA

you can use gun oil, if that helps. dunno about the price ratio, though.
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