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post #6511 of 11899
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Originally Posted by Hultkrantz View Post

Hi!

 

I normally use waterbased (Boston shoe cream for cheaper stuff) shoe cream for my shoes, neutral for daily maintenance and with pigment if there are any scratches or creases that need to be less visible. If I take a slightly damp cloth and rub it against the leather, it will get stained from the pigmented shoe cream even days after polishing it and removing excess pigment.

 

My question is: I would like to apply leather cream (shoe cream) to my briefcase and other leatherproducts such as gloves. I suspect that using a pigmented shoe cream will stain clothes and other material when wearing the briefcase etc, especially if it would rain. What product do you recommend as an alternative? Would a shoe cream that is not purely waterbased (such as Saphir Creme Surfine, which contains waxes and oils) be better?

 

Thanks!

 

You may wish to try Lexol to your briefcase.

 

Review this:  Amazon Link

 

All my best,


David

post #6512 of 11899
On some of my shoes, I tend to wear out the toes quickly. Could I add flushed metal caps after there is already wear?
And does anyone know of a cobbler in NYC qualified to do the job. I know about B. Nelson, are there other options? Does anyone have any experience with the Leather Spa? Prices?
post #6513 of 11899
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Originally Posted by jd13jd13 View Post

On some of my shoes, I tend to wear out the toes quickly. Could I add flushed metal caps after there is already wear?
And does anyone know of a cobbler in NYC qualified to do the job. I know about B. Nelson, are there other options? Does anyone have any experience with the Leather Spa? Prices?

One of the most interesting New York web sites that has lots of customer reviews is:  HERE

post #6514 of 11899
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Originally Posted by jd13jd13 View Post

On some of my shoes, I tend to wear out the toes quickly. Could I add flushed metal caps after there is already wear?
And does anyone know of a cobbler in NYC qualified to do the job. I know about B. Nelson, are there other options? Does anyone have any experience with the Leather Spa? Prices?

it is depending on how much they are wear!! if you have passed the thickness of the metal caps it ll look someking odd!! a good cobbler can fix this with some sanding to even the transition!! care not to destroy completely the stitches(some damage is anavoidable at this point you described)

 

i dont leave in new york but cause of there is already some wear on the toes i reccomend go to an experienced cobbler!!

post #6515 of 11899
I'm looking at a pair of shoes on eBay, and it appears very obviously, that the previous owner has used one of those dreaded liquid polishes with the foam applicator...a la Kiwi. They have that artificial 'glaze' to them like a lacquer, and you can see the lap marks onto the bottom of the soles. Otherwise, they appear barely worn and in immaculate shape. Can that dreaded polish be removed, and the shoes brought back to true 'health'? Anyone her have wise words of wisdom? Thanks all!
post #6516 of 11899
I have a pair of walnut shoes that have some darker burnishing on the toes, which came that way. They are AEs, my question is, is it necessary to only use neutral cream and wax to preserve the burnishing?
Should I use a walnut color cream and wax, then reburnish the toes with a darker cream myself to preserve that appearance?
post #6517 of 11899
I have some brown wingtips and I'm wondering what will happen if I use Alden #8 shoe polish on them? How would they turn out? Does anyone know?
post #6518 of 11899
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Originally Posted by BCer View Post

I'm looking at a pair of shoes on eBay, and it appears very obviously, that the previous owner has used one of those dreaded liquid polishes with the foam applicator...a la Kiwi. They have that artificial 'glaze' to them like a lacquer, and you can see the lap marks onto the bottom of the soles. Otherwise, they appear barely worn and in immaculate shape. Can that dreaded polish be removed, and the shoes brought back to true 'health'? Anyone her have wise words of wisdom? Thanks all!

color of the shoes? this is some kind risky!!if shoes hadn't some barrier applied before(wax or paste polish) the dyes from the polish had to stain the leather!the only thing to remove it is using acetone or other stripper!! the glaze is from the silicon(or some kind of resin some manufacturer use) in the shelf shine liquid polish, it can be easily removed with renomat or some other stripper!!

then you have to condition and repolish shoes and they ll be as good as new!! a photo of the shoes would be much appreciated to be more sure!!

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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

I have a pair of walnut shoes that have some darker burnishing on the toes, which came that way. They are AEs, my question is, is it necessary to only use neutral cream and wax to preserve the burnishing?
Should I use a walnut color cream and wax, then reburnish the toes with a darker cream myself to preserve that appearance?

if you like the exact color and burnishing effect they have i would suggest to use neutral wax and cream!! after some time when shoes ll get a little darker you can expirament with the colored waxes to bring back the original color!

post #6519 of 11899

Hey guys, without searching 435 pages for it - 

 

Has anyone dyed their shoes with the Saphir French shoe dye?

 

I've got some Burgundy(ish) Carminas that I've ruined. I had a blotch of cream on the shoe that sat there for a bit. When I tried to remove it, all it did was spread around in to a dark circle. I took some cleaner and tried to use that but all that did was make it quite dark and spread the cream. I didn't have Renomat to use on the spot, so I had to wait two weeks to get it (the place I got it from sucked). When I used the renomat, it would not come off. I used enough to where the original color started to remove, but there was still somewhat of a blotch.

 

I think it's clear I need to at least dye them to attempt saving them. I bought Saphir French Neutral, Bordeaux and Black. If I take the neutral to the shoe, then the bordeaux to the shoe (both, so they look alright), do you believe it'll work alright? What steps should I follow?

 

Here are the shoes pre-damage.

 

IMG_20130626_084740.jpg

 

After the tragedy:

 

 

The spot is nearly gone, but so is the original dye for the shoe. It's a bit whiter in the area.

 

It's clear I'm still learning how to take care of my shoes ;).. Any help would be appreciated. And I'm prepared to take my lashings from pB and all the other folk.

post #6520 of 11899
If you (members of styleforum) where to build a basic shoe care kit, with each item costing less than $10, what would you get?
post #6521 of 11899
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Originally Posted by jd13jd13 View Post

If you (members of styleforum) where to build a basic shoe care kit, with each item costing less than $10, what would you get?

For me, it would depend largely on what style and brand of shoes I purchased.  I suppose there are a number of under $10 products that fit very well into the theme of buying shoes under $$.  But once I started to gravitate towards Allen Edmonds back in the late 90's, I simply did not question the difference between $10 and $19 on products.

post #6522 of 11899
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post  

 

 It's clear I'm still learning how to take care of my shoes ;).. Any help would be appreciated. 

 

For the future, some great basics are in the two links below:

 

LINK ONE

 

LINK TWO

post #6523 of 11899
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Originally Posted by joel_954 View Post

I have some brown wingtips and I'm wondering what will happen if I use Alden #8 shoe polish on them? How would they turn out? Does anyone know?

Regardless of the product choice, you may want to carefully look at the following COLOR GUIDE link to determine (as close as you can) the name of the "brown" which is close to what you have:

 

COLOR GUIDE LINK

post #6524 of 11899
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Originally Posted by BCer View Post

I'm looking at a pair of shoes on eBay, and it appears very obviously, that the previous owner has used one of those dreaded liquid polishes with the foam applicator...a la Kiwi. They have that artificial 'glaze' to them like a lacquer, and you can see the lap marks onto the bottom of the soles. Otherwise, they appear barely worn and in immaculate shape. Can that dreaded polish be removed, and the shoes brought back to true 'health'? Anyone her have wise words of wisdom? Thanks all!

 

Take a look at the following guide link:

 

REVIEW LINK

 

All my best,

 

David

post #6525 of 11899
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Originally Posted by jd13jd13 View Post

If you (members of styleforum) where to build a basic shoe care kit, with each item costing less than $10, what would you get?

Visit target or your local cobbler. Buy one soft and one stiff brushes, kiwi shoe wax of appropriate colors, and lexol conditioner. That's all you need.
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