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post #8806 of 19073
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Originally Posted by Reosymes View Post
 

I got these Florsheim shell cordovan longwings from ebay and the seller forgot(?) to mention this cut. It doesn't look very deep. Is there a way to fix this? And if there's no way to fix it, will this cut diminish the life of the shoe? The shoes are great otherwise, and fit me perfectly. Thanks!

 

 


Once shell cracks you are usually screwed. if you do not care about pretty-ness you could learn to sew. And that may hold for sometime as long as its not a major stress point. 

 

Good simple sewing tutorial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c8_8wD_mnc&list=PLAFD175D4AF1E3DA9

 

Oh and BTW ebay seller do not "forget" to list this. They do it on purpose for old shell shoes they find. They just wont say anyting and hope someone buys it. If I were you i would try and return it saying the item was misrepresented.

post #8807 of 19073
The sprays are clear, those are for shoe polish???
post #8808 of 19073

Nope the sprays are tinted, the invulner spray is clear. 

post #8809 of 19073
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Originally Posted by dlind View Post

Nope the sprays are tinted, the invulner spray is clear. 

I see.
post #8810 of 19073

Excuse me, can someone remind me what to put on new shoes, straight out of the box?  I seem to remember someone pointing out that new shoes are likely to be a bit dried out.

post #8811 of 19073

Just put your feet in them.

 

My experience with caring too much about shoe care is your shoes will wear out much faster.

 

Put in shoe trees and brush them when you take them off. Put them away. Wear 48 hours later.

post #8812 of 19073
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Originally Posted by leetpuma View Post

What color Saphir Renovateur Suede & Nubuck Spray should I get with shoes that look like:

Should i go with medium brown or neutral?

Can't go wrong with the neutral.
post #8813 of 19073

I'm going to take a chance and bag my boots for winter. I've used obenauf's LP recent, given the rain/snow (in April!).

 

Anything I should do besides a brush? Should I condition and possibly put some polish on? Not sure how it will take given the beeswax from the obenauf's.

 

Anyway, suggestions appreciated.

post #8814 of 19073
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

I'm going to take a chance and bag my boots for winter. I've used obenauf's LP recent, given the rain/snow (in April!).

Anything I should do besides a brush? Should I condition and possibly put some polish on? Not sure how it will take given the beeswax from the obenauf's.

Anyway, suggestions appreciated.

If you mean a plastic bag...I am assuming not...don't do it.
post #8815 of 19073
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post


Can't go wrong with the neutral.


Over time will the color fade?

 

What is known good suede recolorer that has an lighter brown? (since saphir does not have one in light brown)

post #8816 of 19073
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Originally Posted by leetpuma View Post


Over time will the color fade?

What is known good suede recolorer that has an lighter brown? (since saphir does not have one in light brown)

I don't know...depends on the dye--some are more colour-fast than others. Depends on your maintenance. Depends on on the quality of the tannage to some extent, as well. If you leave them sitting in the sun, yes, they'll probably fade. Otherwise...maybe not so you'd notice.

Frankly, I'm a little surprised (not sure why) that a suede conditioner would be tinted, so I really can't help you in your search for another product.
post #8817 of 19073

PCK1 has one view on what to do with new shoes - put shoe trees in them and leave them alone. I seem to remember views on this thread, from a while ago, suggesting conditioning them out of the box. Can anyone else offer views on this?  Yours faithfully, Munky. 

post #8818 of 19073
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post


I don't know...depends on the dye--some are more colour-fast than others. Depends on your maintenance. Depends on on the quality of the tannage to some extent, as well. If you leave them sitting in the sun, yes, they'll probably fade. Otherwise...maybe not so you'd notice.

Frankly, I'm a little surprised (not sure why) that a suede conditioner would be tinted, so I really can't help you in your search for another product.


No worries thanks for the help.

 

The tannery the leather from is F.stead (same as alden). They seem to be well known for suede.

 

I guess just get clear conditioner for now. Thanks for the input!

post #8819 of 19073
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

If you mean a plastic bag...I am assuming not...don't do it.

No I mean shoe bags it came with. But just a brush? Or also condition:Polish then bag?
post #8820 of 19073

I thought you gents might be able to help me understand why I am so bad at shining shoes. 

Using this wax:

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF652_1_40000000001_-1


I usually end up with results that look like:
 

 

 

(I acutally did a couple extra coats. So it would show better in a camera. I usually give up before this point.)

 

I generally do 2-3min wax and then 1min water an repeat.

 

Any ideas what I am doing wrong? Too much pressure? Too much wax? To little time between intervals?

 

(Disclamier this shoes have had Obenof's LP on them about a year ago. I stopped using that and now just just regular Lexol. The tackyness of the LP is gone)

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