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**The Official Shoe Care Thread: Tutorials, Photos, etc.** - Page 420post #6286 of 104467/23/13 at 9:00pm
Styleforum Top Pickspost #6287 of 104467/24/13 at 7:41ampost #6288 of 104467/24/13 at 9:46ampost #6289 of 104467/24/13 at 10:05ampost #6290 of 104467/24/13 at 1:24pmpost #6291 of 104467/24/13 at 3:25pmQuote:
Yes, the shoes are new and worn not more than 10 times. What seems odd to me is that it looks like the uppers are just glued to the welt/sole. I cannot seem to see any thread or needle holes in the part of the uppers that have separated.post #6292 of 104467/24/13 at 4:56pmQuote:
i would give them back for a refund or replace thempost #6293 of 104467/25/13 at 9:07ampost #6294 of 104467/25/13 at 12:44pmI have heard and read many things (on SF and beyond) regarding care for shell cordo shoes. I have a very simple question: I have a vintage pair that are in great shape but seem to be headed toward dehydration. Is the collective wisdom here that I should: 1) simply brush and activate the oils; or 2) use cordovan cream; or 3) use or some other product; or 4) some combination of the above?
Thanks in advance.post #6295 of 104467/25/13 at 12:50pmQuote:
When going through the 3,, 4, or 5 step process - applying "less" product is better than more product. Light brushing and then a repeat should show a difference.
Here are two links of interest:
All my best,
Davidpost #6296 of 104467/25/13 at 1:22pmQuote:Speaking from personal experience I highly recommend lexol . RonRider says neatsfoot oil is better . If you use lexol and it does not buff back up to expectations a lite coat of reno , saphir cordo cream or venetian will help .Originally Posted by GMMcL
I have heard and read many things (on SF and beyond) regarding care for shell cordo shoes. I have a very simple question: I have a vintage pair that are in great shape but seem to be headed toward dehydration. Is the collective wisdom here that I should: 1) simply brush and activate the oils; or 2) use cordovan cream; or 3) use or some other product; or 4) some combination of the above?
Thanks in advance.
These are 30 + yo shoes w/ 2 coats lexol and 1 lite coat renopost #6297 of 104467/25/13 at 2:00pmpost #6298 of 104467/25/13 at 2:16pmpost #6299 of 104467/25/13 at 2:24pmpost #6300 of 104467/25/13 at 2:45pmQuote:Originally Posted by englade321
Speaking from personal experience I highly recommend lexol . RonRider says neatsfoot oil is better . If you use lexol and it does not buff back up to expectations a lite coat of reno , saphir cordo cream or venetian will help .
These are 30 + yo shoes w/ 2 coats lexol and 1 lite coat reno
Thanks. I will give that a try. Interestingly, the shoes in question are a pair of Lloyd & Haug PTB v-cleats, from the 1980s or, more likely, much older, and look very much like the ones you're wearing. They were completely unworn when I found them.
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