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post #8686 of 10216
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post

Bought a pair of C&J Westbourne and Monkton and curious if you guys condition your shoes before wearing? If so, what do you do?
Well, Crat "conditions" his Westbournes:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/168002/shoe-damage-report-shoe-p0rn-central-part-ii/18420_30#post_6977378

If you can get him to tell you what he did, let me know!
post #8687 of 10216
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post

Well, Crat "conditions" his Westbournes:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/168002/shoe-damage-report-shoe-p0rn-central-part-ii/18420_30#post_6977378

If you can get him to tell you what he did, let me know!

I saw those, I'm not a high shine shoe guy but those are ridiculous. In a good way.

I'm thinking of applying some Saphir leather lotion or universal cream polish before wearing and following with some wax on the cap toe.
post #8688 of 10216

http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2014/03/best-crockett-jones-ever.html

 

@Crat - you're westbourne's just made it on the shoe snob blog -- nice :cheers:

 

Care to write up a how-to on the home-patina job?

post #8689 of 10216
Those are damn fine!
post #8690 of 10216
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post




I wanna give these a really good looking patina over time. They are "chestnut" in color.

What color wax polish do you think I should use?

Dark brown?
Burgundy?
Black?
Mahogany?

Wax is better than cream for a great patina to develop over time right?

All of the above depending on what you're feeling that particular day.

Cream deposits more color faster, but wax seems to give a 3 dimensionality to the shine, imo.
post #8691 of 10216

I added this post this morning but it seems to have got lost.

 

As indicated, above, I have changed the colour of a pair of shoes from a very unpleasant tan to something more acceptable. I used a range of creams to do this. If I put wax over the top of these, will it 'seal in' the new colour or will I have to keep adding colour after a few brushings?

post #8692 of 10216
Brushing can slowly remove some pigments with or without wax, but I can't imagine it being all that noticeable. I would just use your gut and apply some new cream/wax when you see fit.
post #8693 of 10216

Thanks, Patrick.

post #8694 of 10216
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

I think that must depend on how you define "feet constraining devices"

I've worn shoes all my life. Started wearing cowboy boots in high school. Wore boots exclusively for the last 40 some years and started wearing shoes about 8 years ago. Now, that's all I wear.

I'm 68 now. Life has had its affect, but...




And



Here's my non-bespoke beaten up feet... Just a warning, they are gross, so if you don't want to see gross foot damage don't click on them.

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post #8695 of 10216

I'm sure that will satisfy someone's fetish.

 

Seems like you need to first crush some of those heat-formed plastic heel counters before they crush your feet.  Or stick with leather counters shoes like Meermin, Vass, or Saint Crispins.

post #8696 of 10216
I've been slowly replacing with Saint Crispins, that don't do this to my feet.
post #8697 of 10216

Gawd, Patrick...you must sort them feet out.

post #8698 of 10216
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post


Early on in my career, I used to make a distinction...mental at least...between pull-up boots such as cowboy boots and lace-up boots or shoes. Because the lasts are shaped differently between boot lasts and shoe lasts--in the heel, in the "cone" of the last and in the distribution of substance.

I do not recommend using trees on "pull-on" boots.

On the other hand, I do not consider elastic gore boot to be pull-on boots. Elastic gore boots can be and most often are made on shoe lasts. I use trees in my wholecut chelseas and they do indeed have a deeper, more pronounced curvature at the back of the heel. No problem.


That makes sense. Thank you.

post #8699 of 10216
pB,

I don't know what's causing the lesions on your feet. But the plantar lesions are a bit worrisome.

Get rid of/stop wearing any shoes that aggravate or cause these open sores and if that doesn't effect a remedy, see a doctor esp. about the ones on the bottom (plantar surface) of your feet. I cannot imagine a shoe...even the worst fitting shoe...that would cause these.

Not to say that they aren't all benign or caused by ill fitting footwear but it's not normal...you know that.

Damnit Jim, I'm a shoemaker not a doctor! lol8[1].gif

If nothing else, you shouldn't have to put up with them...or the pain either.
post #8700 of 10216
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I've been slowly replacing with Saint Crispins, that don't do this to my feet.

 

Man, wounds like those will take literally years to heal if you continue to wear any shoes.

 

You might need some serious callus peeling treatments and feet conditioning.  No joke.

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