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post #9031 of 19081
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Originally Posted by tommygoodkin View Post

wat
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dafuq?

post #9032 of 19081
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post


dafuq?

tk it or fk off.
post #9033 of 19081
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I usually let mine sit with trees in them after taking them off. Gives the fibers a chance to "cool off" so to speak. I brush them before I put them on to raise the fibers back and get the dust off. Something in my mind tells me vigorously brushing a shoe that is warm and has been flexed due to walking is counter productive. Just a feeling though.


I've always heard to brush shoes while they're still warm, especially shell. Evidently either works just fine judging by the shine and condition of your shoes and those who take the "warm brush" route.

post #9034 of 19081
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

I have to hand it to you, Mr Tomcat, you do a lot of brushing and buffing. 

Nearly 2 years old worn regularly with rotation...


post #9035 of 19081
They don't see a lot of outdoor/street side use, do they?
post #9036 of 19081
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

They don't see a lot of outdoor/street side use, do they?

Believe me, this shoe has been to one of the worst parts of the world. Has seen dirt, unpaved roads you name it, but has been cleaned with due care as usual...
post #9037 of 19081
The sole edges are rather well colored or very well sheltered. No brushing or buffing alone can maintain sole edges in that condition.
post #9038 of 19081
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

The sole edges are rather well colored or very well sheltered. No brushing or buffing alone can maintain sole edges in that condition.

correct, thats why you have heel sole edge dressing.
post #9039 of 19081

I don't use a dedicated edge dressing but I do use colored polish on my sole edges each time I polish, and mine tend to look pretty good as well.  Perhaps not quite as good as sstomcat's but close from more than 2 feet away.  And my shoes see a considerable amount of walking in a variety of environments.

post #9040 of 19081
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Originally Posted by sstomcat View Post

correct, thats why you have heel sole edge dressing.

Then there's no need to exaggerate the effectiveness of your brushing and buffing.
post #9041 of 19081
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Originally Posted by jssdc View Post

I don't use a dedicated edge dressing but I do use colored polish on my sole edges each time I polish, and mine tend to look pretty good as well.  Perhaps not quite as good as sstomcat's but close from more than 2 feet away.  And my shoes see a considerable amount of walking in a variety of environments.

There's more than one way to color your sole edges, including sanding or glassing if you are elaborate enough. Wax polish colors poorly, cream does it better.
post #9042 of 19081
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

There's more than one way to color your sole edges, including sanding or glassing if you are elaborate enough. Wax polish colors poorly, cream does it better.

Excuse my ignorance, but what is "glassing"? Curious...and always looking for new ways to maintain my shoes...
post #9043 of 19081
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post


There's more than one way to color your sole edges, including sanding or glassing if you are elaborate enough. Wax polish colors poorly, cream does it better.

 

Should have been more clear: I do the sole edge at the same time I do the uppers, and since my regimen includes both cream and wax I use both on the sole edges. And you're absolutely correct that cream does a way better job covering over scuffs.

 

I'd be interested in learning about more sophisticated edge treatments such as the "glassing" you mention above.  

post #9044 of 19081
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Then there's no need to exaggerate the effectiveness of your brushing and buffing.

I'm not exaggerating, rather you are questioning the effectiveness and doubting what I have to say, or in essence trying to call me a liar. I'm not and neither a snob like you who calls every RTW shoe pedestrian as if Bespoke shoe is end of this world.
post #9045 of 19081
sstomcat, wait, so those shell shoes you posted aren't bespoke? Ugh, that shine sucks! Start over!
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