My question is how to properly care for the leather and what color product(s) method should I be using?
I searched but couldn't find any information on this particular leather and color
I agree - and that is why it is best to keep expensive shoes and boots in good order - so that a polish routine can be limited to about 8-10 minutes - instead of up to 2 days.
(Reminds me of changing the car oil sooner than later - when massive repairs creep on the menu)
this is the best way to say what it is happening !! the new wax because of his solvent( turpentine or something similar) can be used as a stripper!! so when you use neutral wax polish and rub the shoe with force you ll take off the old wax-pigment!! if you use a little amount of neautral wax cause the little ration of product(wax polish) and solvents the only thing u ll do is just to creat a thin layer of transparent wax on top of the existing waxes! but at my opinion if you want to use neutral for that reason i dont think it's a value for money!! i think its better to go on lexol or renomat!!
always thats only my opinion
Question to all:
Please look at the following video and tell me what tool is being used to polish (or clean) the tiny leather indents in the Brogue pattern of the shoe toe. Also, what color are they using to reflect a contrast?
The process where he is using what appears to be a smaller-than-normal cotton swab to get into the tiny Brogue holes - is about 43 seconds into the video.
The photo looks like this:
I agree that it is just a cotton swab. If you look carefully, you can see the cotton pulling away and unraveling from the stick, which is why I don't enjoy using them.
I need some SF expert advice. I just bought these Santonis new-in-box on Ebay and have the following issue. I'll note that the shoe was purchased off a credible ebay "shoe store" and was not on an auction. The price was about 55% off retail.
To start, both shoes have a looser upper around where the top of shoe meets the ankle than an identical Santoni pair I already own in Black. I bought these since I like that other shoe so much. The main issue is the left shoe and the slight wrinkle or bow in this area.
I read up on this and understand it can occur from improper storage or can even be a manufacturer defect, I'm nearly certain it's the former. Here's why, I put shoe trees in them for the past 3 days since receipt and I feel like the shoes are already "tighter" in the areas mentioned above. The one shoe with the noticeable wrinkle is still present which annoys me. However, when wearing as shown in one of the pics I can't feel it and it's hardly noticeable.
So what do you guys think? Return because this is a material defect or issue? Or will the shoe mold back to shape in that aread after a few shines, wear, and continued shoe tree storage? Or even if it won't reform to original shape maybe it's a Non-Issue as it is nearly unnoticeable when wearing?
Thanks everyone, I appreciate the advice.