or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › **The Official Shoe Care Thread: Tutorials, Photos, etc.**
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

**The Official Shoe Care Thread: Tutorials, Photos, etc.** - Page 425

post #6361 of 10087
Quote:
Originally Posted by glenjay View Post


I don't think you will like my answer, but it looks like you scrubbed the toe of the left boot (right side in the picture) too hard and scuffed the leather surface. The scuff opens the leather grain and allow the oils from the Obenaufs to be absorbed more readily in that spot than other areas of the boot. I really don't know of a way to fix the problem, but perhaps someone else has a better idea (or a different opinion).

Ugh...that's sorta my fear.  I didn't have to scrub hard at all with the saddle soap to get the scuff off, so I'm surprised that that's the case.

I wonder if I can conceal this issue with any sort of polish or other product.  Anyone?  I *love* the color of these boots, and they've been discontinued for a couple years.

post #6362 of 10087

Just a quickie. I understand the need for shoes that have been worn to have a period of 'resting' before they are worn again. My question is this: how soon after taking off a pair of shoes should you think about polishing them? I realise that this is not an exact science, but I would appreciate some thoughts on this. 

post #6363 of 10087
I would think it beneficial to condition them right after wearing. My idea is that they are still warm from your feet and wear and that can help remove some wax build-up and aid in penetration of the conditioning oils.
post #6364 of 10087
Quote:
Originally Posted by takashi78 View Post

Much faster than 3hrs LOL !

hahaha yes but consider that i am doing this for a  long long time and this is not my first attemp!

Quote:
Originally Posted by masernaut View Post

thats great work Benhour.

thank you very much

Quote:
Originally Posted by glenjay View Post


That is some very nice work benhour.

thank you glenjay!!

 

 

thanks for your kinde words

post #6365 of 10087
Quote:
Originally Posted by glenjay View Post


This does not look like a water stain to me but rather some chemical (like alcohol that dripped on the shoe and wasn't removed) that damaged the leather finish slightly. I would probably scrub the shoes down with RenoMat to see if you could remove or blend out the damage. Then condition and polish the shoes. Do both shoes to keep everything even.

yes in a closer look at the photo!! (zoom in a lot) it looks like more as a drink  stain!!( cola-wine-wisky something like that) !!  +1 to process !! you can try after renomat a leather soap to see if it can go away!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by glenjay View Post


I don't think you will like my answer, but it looks like you scrubbed the toe of the left boot (right side in the picture) too hard and scuffed the leather surface. The scuff opens the leather grain and allow the oils from the Obenaufs to be absorbed more readily in that spot than other areas of the boot. I really don't know of a way to fix the problem, but perhaps someone else has a better idea (or a different opinion).

http://www.valmour.com/cleaning-products/stain-remover-hussard-spray-leather-and-textiles,220

i had the same problem once in the past with an oily cream and i used an oil degreaser and the spots have gone!! you can use this product or some other oil degreaser cleaner(maybe colorless cleaning dish soape it is really efective)

post #6366 of 10087

Thanks for your reply on when to condition shoes after wearing, Patrick.

post #6367 of 10087
Quote:
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I would think it beneficial to condition them right after wearing. My idea is that they are still warm from your feet and wear and that can help remove some wax build-up and aid in penetration of the conditioning oils.

yes heat ll help but on the other hand i am thinking that if you wear them they ll get wet for perspiration and as water is oleofobic that wont help oils to penetrate!!mmmm mistery!! i useally condition them when they are completelly dry!most of the time before wearing! but i really dont know if that makes any diference!! puzzled.gif

post #6368 of 10087
Quote:
Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

I have a similar request for input as MrDV.  These are my #8 Alden x J.Crew PCT boots.  Got them new and they're now about 8 months old and truthfully, haven't been cared for very much other than a couple of Reno treatments every few months.  They've lightened up considerably since I got them and I have now just noticed this dark spot on the vamp of the left boot.  I am 99% sure I haven't spilled oil or anything on them.  I think the spot gradually appeared as the boots lightened.  It's almost like it was a dye stain that was covered with the finishing that Alden performed.

 

IRL the spot/stain is not that noticeable as in these pics.  Can anyone suggest what I can do to get rid of it?  I'm not much of a wax fan and rarely use anything other than Reno or VC on any of my footwear.  But I will on these if it will help.

 

 

 

Bumping this to see if anyone can provide any input/assistance.  I tried only Reno and it didn't do anything for the spot. 

post #6369 of 10087
Quote:
Originally Posted by glenjay View Post


This does not look like a water stain to me but rather some chemical (like alcohol that dripped on the shoe and wasn't removed) that damaged the leather finish slightly. I would probably scrub the shoes down with RenoMat to see if you could remove or blend out the damage. Then condition and polish the shoes. Do both shoes to keep everything even.

i will order renomatt this week. thanks for your advice glenjay.

Quote:
Originally Posted by benhour View Post

yes in a closer look at the photo!! (zoom in a lot) it looks like more as a drink  stain!!( cola-wine-wisky something like that) !!  +1 to process !! you can try after renomat a leather soap to see if it can go away!!

i have leather soap and will give it a try. thanks for the advice benhour.

post #6370 of 10087
Quote:
Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

 

Bumping this to see if anyone can provide any input/assistance.  I tried only Reno and it didn't do anything for the spot. 

i dont have a lot experience on shell !! the only thing i can recommend is (as MrRider said in the past) use renomat to clean the surface and then aplay a cordovan cream !!

 i would recommend use the collor matching the stain or a darker one and aplay!! i think this ll cover up the stain!!

hope i helped a little bit

post #6371 of 10087
Quote:
Originally Posted by benhour View Post

i dont have a lot experience on shell !! the only thing i can recommend is (as MrRider said in the past) use renomat to clean the surface and then aplay a cordovan cream !!
 i would recommend use the collor matching the stain or a darker one and aplay!! i think this ll cover up the stain!!
hope i helped a little bit

Thanks benhour. I'm still afraid of renomat as I've never used it but it might come to that. Maybe I'll try some cream as you suggest first before I try renomat. Much appreciate the input.
post #6372 of 10087

how long do you guys wait between coating/brushing for shoe cream/wax and buffing with a brush? and how many coats do you typically put?

post #6373 of 10087
Quote:
Originally Posted by niklasnordin View Post

Lovely :) Well done. Thanks for sharing

 

Thank you very much. :)

 

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

Many members here pay little attention to the amount of time they invest in the "caring and feeding" of quality shoes.  To many - it is a form of Art.

 

From the results of the time you invested, your shoes and the shine are a work of art.  Keep up the good work, and enjoy the journey.

 

David

 

Thank you for your kind words. I assumed that the general consensus on this board (or at least in this thread) was to appreciate the work and time it takes. Of course the time I invested is directly reflecting my inexperience, but how is one otherwise supposed to learn?
 
Thank you again.
post #6374 of 10087

Can anyone please tell me if this kind of rubber toe tap will affect the integrity of the shoe. It seems that the cobbler would need to cut the stitching at the front of the shoe to put these taps on since it is flush with the sole (pictures follow):

 

 

 

 

 

 

He also does screwed-on metal toe taps, but the rubber ones seem more discrete and gives added traction.

 

 

Lastly, would it still be possible to have the shoes re-crafted (say, by AE) if I have the rubber taps done?

 

Thanks!

 

post #6375 of 10087
Toe caps will not affect the integrity of the sole, but some brands will not recraft the shoe if it's been modified like that, I think.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › **The Official Shoe Care Thread: Tutorials, Photos, etc.**