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post #4621 of 10715
I have no idea, there's so many different opinions about it. I personally wait about 30 minutes before putting them in, and about 1hr for shell.
post #4622 of 10715
Maybe loose fibers from your socks? I just put my trees in after I change from work and random stuff around the place... maybe 10-15 minutes.
post #4623 of 10715
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

Maybe loose fibers from your socks? I just put my trees in after I change from work and random stuff around the place... maybe 10-15 minutes.

That might be.. I did not notice any smell, other than the smell of (relatively) new leather..

post #4624 of 10715

I put on about 5 light coats of polish on some new shoes last night and no matter how much I buff with a shirt cloth, polish still comes off onto the shirt.  It will bleed onto my pants at this point, will it dry in a few days or do I need to just keep buffing?

 

Thanks

post #4625 of 10715
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Originally Posted by trophybuck135 View Post

I put on about 5 light coats of polish on some new shoes last night and no matter how much I buff with a shirt cloth, polish still comes off onto the shirt.  It will bleed onto my pants at this point, will it dry in a few days or do I need to just keep buffing?

Thanks
Wax polish ,if thats what you are using , really takes @ 12 -24 hrs to completely dry .Wait overnite and buff again. That should take care of it.
post #4626 of 10715

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Edited by EnsitMike - 4/21/13 at 1:34pm
post #4627 of 10715
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Originally Posted by trophybuck135 View Post

I put on about 5 light coats of polish on some new shoes last night and no matter how much I buff with a shirt cloth, polish still comes off onto the shirt.  It will bleed onto my pants at this point, will it dry in a few days or do I need to just keep buffing?

 

Thanks

If it is wax polish, the person above is right.  If you apply the polish evenly it helps to create a nice base, then use water.  Much of what will rub wax polish off is its rough texture in its pre-buffed state.

post #4628 of 10715

It was the AE premium shoe polish (I think this is a mix of wax/polish)

 

Do you have any advice to remove the bleed on from pants?
 

post #4629 of 10715
What's the best way to get rid of mud on dress shoes? The soles are covered by it and a little splashed on the uppers
post #4630 of 10715
How can putting in shoes trees immediately after wearing not protect from mold? I thought one of the main purposes of shoe trees is to absorb moisture?
post #4631 of 10715
Yes, but some claim that the wood only has diminishing absorption, leading to trapped moisture if the wood is saturated. The absorption power also depends on the type of wood and how it's finished.
post #4632 of 10715
Get a dry cloth and wipe down your shoe after each wear if you want to take out moisture. Big misconception -- shoe trees just help hold the shape of your shoe i.e. the vamp and toe. It may have a nice smell, too.
post #4633 of 10715

I have always put shoe trees in immediately upon taking my shoes off and have never had a problem with mold.  Unfinished cedar is the way to go.  Sanding them lightly once or twice a year also helps refresh the nice cedar scent.  Probably stating the obvious, but also let the shoes sit for a day or two before wearing them again.  If you're wearing them 3,4 days in a row they will never completely dry out, and that will create lovely conditions for mold to thrive.

post #4634 of 10715

The C&J shoe trees are not unfinished, so I guess their ability to absorb moisture is very limited, if at all existing. I guess that also makes them ideal to trap moisture inside the shoe, especially since the fit is very good. 

 

However, one would think if the shoes rested long enough between wearings, the leather would be able to wick away the moisture and dry by itself, even though the shoe trees are blocking the free path up the ankle?

post #4635 of 10715
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

I have always put shoe trees in immediately upon taking my shoes off and have never had a problem with mold.  Unfinished cedar is the way to go.  Sanding them lightly once or twice a year also helps refresh the nice cedar scent.  Probably stating the obvious, but also let the shoes sit for a day or two before wearing them again.  If you're wearing them 3,4 days in a row they will never completely dry out, and that will create lovely conditions for mold to thrive.

totally agree with roger!!!

 

i think leaving your shoes rest for 1 day at least between wears is the best you can do!! if your shoe trees are unfinished you wont have problem to put them in asap after wearing!i do this also and i didnt had any problem with my shoes

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