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They probably haven't fully dried out yet.

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Thanks for the response. I checked this morning and it seems to be there still - does it take a day or two?
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Thanks for the response. I checked this morning and it seems to be there still - does it take a day or two?

I had the same issue.  I was brushing too much between steps.  Light brushing (less heat) helped out.

 

(And, with a horsehair brush)

 

David

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I appreciate your descriptions/explanations MWS, I am constantly learning from you.
Thanks for the link to the video benhour, it was fun, and informative, to watch.

 

Thanks!  Likewise, on your shoe care and leather knowledge.

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I had the same issue.  I was brushing too much between steps.  Light brushing (less heat) helped out.

(And, with a horsehair brush)

David

Ah ok. Does it go away after a few days or do I need to clean and redo the coat?

Thanks!
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yes for me too but this is the only reasonable explanation i can think for that!!(if the shoes are new and not resoled)

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.
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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.

i would give them back for a refund or replace them

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Does anyone have experience of using   SAPHIR SHOE-EZE LEATHER SOFTENER?

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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.
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Ah ok. Does it go away after a few days or do I need to clean and redo the coat?

Thanks!

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:

 

Link 1

 

Link 2

 

All my best,


David

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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.
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
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I can see a few stitches on the bottom of my leather sole. The rest of the stitches are somehow hidden (they look like they were pulled so tight that they are inside the leather. ) Should I be worried about the exposed stitches?

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any negatives about storing my ae's in plastic tupperware style shoe boxes?

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any negatives about storing my ae's in plastic tupperware style shoe boxes?
I would not store shoes in an environment that prevents the circulation of air this would encourage the growth of mold for one thing
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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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