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Hello all, I've learned a lot from this thread and finally have something to post about.

 

I picked up these AE Sanfords from a thrift store. One side of the shoe had a little cracking, but thought they were worth a few bucks to see if they could be fixed. Can I do anything about these or are they ruined? If so, what should I do? I've already applied conditioner and polish.

 

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Thanks for the help.

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Do you mean Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax Polish?

Yes, its the same. High Gloss/ Glacage mentioned on the side of the tin top, and Pate de luxe on the bottom
post #3693 of 11205
I recently got some shoe laces from Saint Crispin's, but they sent me what I assumed were flat laces for boots, which end up being too long for my regular lace-ups. Does anyone have any idea if it is possible to cut it short and have a cobbler or someone crimp the ends back together so they don't fray?
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Originally Posted by JL3212 View Post

Hello all, I've learned a lot from this thread and finally have something to post about.

I picked up these AE Sanfords from a thrift store. One side of the shoe had a little cracking, but thought they were worth a few bucks to see if they could be fixed. Can I do anything about these or are they ruined? If so, what should I do? I've already applied conditioner and polish.
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Thanks for the help.

Leather does not heal from cracks. You can fill the cracks and even sand down the high spots and then polish over. But once the fibers are torn they are torn.
post #3695 of 11205
Cordovan reborn

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from http://shoeshinecoach.wordpress.com/ impressive work as usual
post #3696 of 11205

Hello everyone, I'm new here (and noob). I have some questions.

 

I'm considering to purchase a shoe care kit from Brooks Brothes http://www.mrporter.com/product/197393 

 

1. Is it really worth the investment? If not, please recommend me a good shoe care kit. 

 

2. Where can I purchase polish for navy suede shoes? This color for specific http://bim.shopstyle.com/pim/de/19/de1901bfed647875e332ddaa3f87e49e_best.jpg

 

3. Do I have to use a particular brush for suede?

 

 

Thanks!!!

post #3697 of 11205
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Originally Posted by goodlensboy View Post


Yes, its the same. High Gloss/ Glacage mentioned on the side of the tin top, and Pate de luxe on the bottom

Thank you very much. I still don't own any of Saphir's Products, I will buy and try to do the job as well as you did :D

post #3698 of 11205
Gents, is there any reason one shouldn't use saphir cordovan cream on calf?
post #3699 of 11205
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post


Leather does not heal from cracks. You can fill the cracks and even sand down the high spots and then polish over. But once the fibers are torn they are torn.


Thanks a lot for the help, Gdot! I really appreciate it.

post #3700 of 11205
Does anyone know what's happened on the picture?





I notice it after walking around London in the rain/snow/salt for a day, it looks like creases I can't imagine it is.

Does anyone know what happend or how to fix it? I have tried renovateur to nourish the leather and polish+wax to see if it would cover it.
post #3701 of 11205
This is how it looks after renovateur+cream+wax



On another note I think I managed quite a nice polish on them, wasn't going for mirror as these are more casual shoes!

post #3702 of 11205
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Originally Posted by jvc44 View Post

Mac method works on Alden's not this pair of C and J!

Yesterday I've handled some shell Alden of a friend and I noticed how shell is more uniform throughout the shoe compared to C&J where there are areas pretty dry and areas with perfect surface.
post #3703 of 11205
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Originally Posted by ShoesShoesShoes View Post

Is there any reason why we shouldn't use shoe trees to help preserve non Goodyear welted footwear. I have Goodyear welted shoes which I carefully preserve using wooden shoe trees. However, having recently purchased some shoes that are not welted, I am wondering whether there might be any reason not to use a shoe tree. Presumably a Blake stitched shoe would still benefit from being stored with a shoe tree, but what about a pair of bonded shoes?

Of course I know I am opening myself up for criticism simply for mentioning a non Goodyear welted shoe, and it is quite an alien concept for me. However I like these shoes (Hudsons) and would like to keep them looking as good as they do now for as long as possible.

I'd be grateful for any advice.
Yes, go ahead and use shoe trees. I use shoe trees in all of my welted and non-welted leather shoes. I understand they help keep the creasing down and aborb moisture from the shoe.
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Originally Posted by dlind View Post

Does anyone know what's happened on the picture? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


I notice it after walking around London in the rain/snow/salt for a day, it looks like creases I can't imagine it is.

Does anyone know what happend or how to fix it? I have tried renovateur to nourish the leather and polish+wax to see if it would cover it.
I'm not sure what happened here, but you are supposed to use a mix of water and vinegar to clean salt stains.
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Originally Posted by irelentless View Post

There is so much stuff in this thread, I don't know what to do for my shoes. I just purchased these Allen Edmonds loafers, and want to know the best way to maintain the new look and how to care for them. What are some products that I should buy? Would a cloth, AE condition, and AE polish be enough or what else should I get? Should I purchase a shoe tree, if so what is a good cheap one? How often should I be cleaning them? They are expensive so I just want to make sure I take care of them right and preserve the new look.

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Yes, get shoe trees. A lot of shoes trees are made by Woodlore (Allen Edmonds, Jos A. Bank, Nordstrom). Every now and then Jos A. Bank has a buy one get two free sale. That is probably the best time to buy.
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Originally Posted by dlind View Post

Does anyone know what's happened on the picture?





I notice it after walking around London in the rain/snow/salt for a day, it looks like creases I can't imagine it is.

Does anyone know what happend or how to fix it? I have tried renovateur to nourish the leather and polish+wax to see if it would cover it.

 

Looks like salt, as you said earlier. Try clear vinegar, diluted with water to about a 1:3 ratio. Afterwards, you can use something like Obenauf's as a preventative measure as salt stains just brush off my treated boots.

 

Clear vinegar (not chip shop vinegar!) also works on salt stains on suede; I don't bother diluting it for this.

post #3705 of 11205
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post


Yes, go ahead and use shoe trees. I use shoe trees in all of my welted and non-welted leather shoes. I understand they help keep the creasing down and aborb moisture from the shoe.
I'm not sure what happened here, but you are supposed to use a mix of water and vinegar to clean salt stains.
Yes, get shoe trees. A lot of shoes trees are made by Woodlore (Allen Edmonds, Jos A. Bank, Nordstrom). Every now and then Jos A. Bank has a buy one get two free sale. That is probably the best time to buy.

 


K will do, what about the other stuff though? I've been seeing that Saphir Renovateur
 is a really good product. Would a process like this be good enough to keep my shoes clean and nice and shiny and looking new?

 

1.Clean/remove stuff using a horsehair brush(DO I ALSO NEED TO USE A CLOTH AFTER THIS?)

2.Use Saphir Renovateur all over the shoe, let dry for 3-5 minutes

3.Remove excess using horsehair brush

4.Buff out with cloth

 

Would that be good enough, or should I also use a polish?

 

Thanks

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