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Shouldn't.


Do you happen to know the process used to do this?

Gauging from the fact that you make shoes I'm assuming
you've probably done it a time or two, but I could be wrong.

post #7742 of 10200
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Thanks for this. Very helpful (even if we don't really know the difference between them)!

No problem, glad I could help.

post #7743 of 10200
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Do you happen to know the process used to do this?
Gauging from the fact that you make shoes I'm assuming

you've probably done it a time or two, but I could be wrong.

I assume you mean the outsole edge. It's a liquid wax with some water based dyes. It's applied to the edge of your outsole with a brush of some kind, most commonly shaped like a toothbrush.

Sometimes changing the colour...like when going from brown to black...doesn't even require that the old wax be removed.

Once the new wax is dry, it is ironed on with heat. Done...simple as that.
post #7744 of 10200
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post


I assume you mean the outsole edge. It's a liquid wax with some water based dyes. It's applied to the edge of your outsole with a brush of some kind, most commonly shaped like a toothbrush.

Sometimes changing the colour...like when going from brown to black...doesn't even require that the old wax be removed.

Once the new wax is dry, it is ironed on with heat. Done...simple as that.


Doesn't seem too challenging then. Is the liquid wax like a sealant?

It seems like that part of the shoe would receive the most water.

 

Perhaps I'll try this on an old pair of shoes. Seems interesting. I
tend to like the light colored sole edges against some leathers.

Thanks, man :)
 

post #7745 of 10200
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Doesn't seem too challenging then. Is the liquid wax like a sealant?
It seems like that part of the shoe would receive the most water.

Perhaps I'll try this on an old pair of shoes. Seems interesting. I

tend to like the light colored sole edges against some leathers.
Thanks, man smile.gif

 

It's a sealant when it's ironed into the fibers of the leather. Or if you want to do this at home, you can just buy a substitute which is fundamentally lacquer...not really wax based.
post #7746 of 10200

 

There is pink discoloratoin on the soles, what is this?  How can I clean this?  I just received these brand new from the store too...

post #7747 of 10200
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There is pink discoloratoin on the soles, what is this?  How can I clean this?  I just received these brand new from the store too...

Just speculating...but it might be black dye--some black dyes are red based.
post #7748 of 10200

Excuse me. I have just bought a pair of Herring, calf leather, Goodyear welted brogues. They were made in Brazil...what are people's thoughts about shoes made in Brazil? Clearly, they have a lot of cattle about. 

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Not short of materials I'd imagine Munky. Pics would be luverly to look at, any chance?
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Hello Cleav, I am probably the only person left who doesn't have a mobile phone or a camera. I would welcome comments on shoes from Brazil, though, I hope all is well. Munky. 

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All good here, thanks Munk. The shoe part of my head has no Brazil files sorry. I look forward to hearing too
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If you bought them on Herring could you send us a link? I have no experience with Brazilian shoes, but I can't imagine they would be constructed any differently than comparably priced goodyear shoes from anywhere else. I guess it depends on the materials used.
post #7753 of 10200

Thanks for your response, Patrick. I will try to fix up a link. Meanwhile, in an e-mail response to my asking Herring about their construction, they said they were made in Brazil from grain calf leather, Goodyear welted and with Dainite soles. 

post #7754 of 10200

Anywhere I can find Obenauf in the UK?

post #7755 of 10200

so i have a pair of Magnanni broques that are not welted... the soles are beginning to get soft, maybe 4-5 months before i start walking through the floor. is there anyway to lengthen this? like shoe goo or something? i'm going to pick up a couple pairs of AEs in a month or so, understanding the importance of having a shoe you can get refurbished is a tough lesson.

 

just a note - bout the magnanni when i was younger and less informed, truly wish i would have spent an extra $40 and gotten a pair of strands or mcallisters.

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