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Originally Posted by Ecstasy View Post

This must have been asked so many times, but bear with me.

New shoes: Renovateur & wax or just wax?

Wax.
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so other than here link, does anyone else sell deer bones at maybe a cheaper price?
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The woods.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

The woods.

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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

so other than here link, does anyone else sell deer bones at maybe a cheaper price?
Call your local Fish & Game, go to a hunter check-in station, or just start asking around to find a hunter. Shouldn't take much effort to locate a source of fresh deer. Tell them you want a metacarpal without any scraping off of the tissue that might scratch the bone - skin can be cut and pulled off and soft tissue rubbed wiped to minimize. Find a place in your yard where it won't be taken by small mammals (under a overturned large plant pot or in wire mesh, etc. leave it for three months and the bugs will clean it for you. FREE

Or you can use the back of a spoon or other smooth object, there is nothing special about bone despite the hype.

Or you can just rub wax buff etc. as there isn't much special about the smooth surface 'scraping' either except to smear out the oils and this is also accomplished with enough rubbing and buffing. Some may find it reduces the formation of rolls but I tend to like them.
Edited by SBear - 10/9/13 at 7:22pm
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I have a pair of patent leather shoes that have some scuffs on the heel area. I wondering how I can remove them.

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Shoe tree question: I occasionally take off my shoes when I'm at the office, especially if I don't have any meetings scheduled or if I'll be sitting behind my desk for extended periods of time. This could last from a couple of hours to half a day, depending on my schedule.

 

Would it be advisable for me to bring/leave shoe trees at the office for such occasions? Any of you actually put trees on your shoes at the office?

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Originally Posted by Lanfear View Post

I have a pair of patent leather shoes that have some scuffs on the heel area. I wondering how I can remove them.

Saphir makes patent leather polish, I would try that first. The Hanger Project sells it.
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Originally Posted by jasonmx3 View Post

Shoe tree question: I occasionally take off my shoes when I'm at the office, especially if I don't have any meetings scheduled or if I'll be sitting behind my desk for extended periods of time. This could last from a couple of hours to half a day, depending on my schedule.

Would it be advisable for me to bring/leave shoe trees at the office for such occasions? Any of you actually put trees on your shoes at the office?

I would.
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I have a new shoe tree question. Is it OK to wear my shoes with the shoe trees still in them?

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I would.

Thanks! Wasn't quite sure if the few hours without trees would make much difference. But I guess there's no harm to it.
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

I have a new shoe tree question. Is it OK to wear my shoes with the shoe trees still in them?

Slow day? But to answer your question, I would . . . If I was named Munky!
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Hello to all!

I have a question: what shoe cream whatever should I use on my cherry red SOLOVAIR boots?

Also what else, besides dubbin do you guys use?

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I had a couple questions regarding some leathers in my collection. I have a pair of Alden Indy AF64s (very similar to the 404) with the heavily oiled Kudu leather. I also have a pair of AE McTavishes in waxy black leather (from their Rough Collection). Of course I'm not looking to have either of these be pristine or shiny, but is there anything I should do in the name of general upkeep besides keeping the in shoe trees and in rotation? I have the AE saddle soap, which they recommend, but I'm wondering if I should just wear them and let Alden/AE take care of them during recrafting.
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Condition once in a while and polish once in a while.
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My shoes fit so much better now that I have taken the trees out. I don't know why this is.

 

To the person who asked about Solovair shoes/boots. Doc Martens (very similar to Solovair) make a product called Wonder Balsam. Use this every few weeks and it will keep your shoes/boots supple and protect them from the weather. 

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