Struggling is a bit exaggerated.
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Can I please get some feedback as to what can/should be done to care for these Mcnairy boots. I just got them yesterday, and I have no idea what to do to keep them looking new aside from now wearing them in the rain or getting them dirty. Thank you!
Sorry, I would have embedded a picture, but I couldn't get it off the site and this is the only place that carries them.
No doubt you'll receive the usual praise (deservedly so, for the effort) on the outcome, but I am a little bothered by the above step.
Is it necessary to soak the shoes for a couple of hours?
Would the following not work equally as well, but subject the leather to less water & ipso facto damage: Using a damp sponge/cloth lather the saddle soap on the shoes, leave the lather to dry and then wipe off with a clean cloth and condition, polish as appropriate.
Edited by Stirling - 1/14/13 at 7:38am
Hello all, fascinating thread. I have learned loads. I bought Saphir Renomat, Renovateur, cremes and waxes. I have stripped off some of the kiwi parade polish from my shoes, treated with renovateur, applied 3 layers of creme and 3 layers of wax polish. The shoes look great but I want them shinier. I plan to have my first ever attempt at bulling the toe caps later tonight. After years of abusing my shoes by never polishing them I have learned how calming, relaxing and satisfying it is to polish shoes!
Does what I have done above sound about right? Is it right to say I should only bull the toecap? For the rest of the shoe should i simply buff it with a slightly damp sheepskin cloth?
I also have a brand new pair of shoes which have a highly polished finish - not patent, just highly glossed. I treated these with renovateur too and applied the wax (skipping the creme). After three coats of wax polish I find that the shoes are less polished than they were originally, although they are still reasonably shiny. I have noticed a thing layer of wax (swirls) are still on the shoes. What should I do to these shoes?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Not surprised bordeaux is best and can be alternated 3:1 with black polish to maintain appearance.
Am I just being paranoid or is this normal for wear on the soles? I'm out here in Boston on a business trip and the floor was somewhat wet with gravel that was unavoidable. As I was relaxing in my chair, I noticed how my soles now looked and am concerned with the deep dents due to the pebbles and the water/fluid outline.