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Would you propose applying conditioner such as lexol after?
post #9302 of 19048
At the risk of bringing the creak back. smile.gif
post #9303 of 19048
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

Would you propose applying conditioner such as lexol after?

Just keep an eye on it and yes, apply Bick4 or Lexol ever infrequent now and again.

As pB said, the creak may come back but after the conditioner is fully absorbed you can always apply more talc.
post #9304 of 19048
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post


It's a good solution if you can access those areas that are creaking. I always thought that if I could get a hypodermic needle full of talc past the stitches and between the outsole and insole, I could suppress creaking in the shoe. Never did try it...never was confronted with need.

Bear in mind however...talc is drying. It will absorb the conditioners on and near the surface of the leather.

 

At the risk of sounding defeating, I don't think this hypodermic needle full of talc idea would work. At least, not unless talc is heavily diluted in a liquid solution (if talc : liquid ratio is too concentrated, the solution wouldn't even go through the needle, even the 18G). And I bet you wouldn't want to inject liquid in between the in and outsole. 

post #9305 of 19048
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Originally Posted by ShawnBC View Post

At the risk of sounding defeating, I don't think this hypodermic needle full of talc idea would work. At least, not unless talc is heavily diluted in a liquid solution (if talc : liquid ratio is too concentrated, the solution wouldn't even go through the needle, even the 18G). And I bet you wouldn't want to inject liquid in between the in and outsole. 

Like I said, I never tried it. But I don't doubt you're correct. I wondered if the talc wouldn't compact and block the needle tight.

Bright ideas...tinfoil.gif
post #9306 of 19048
Speaking of talc... I just switched from my winter wool dress socks to my cotton ones and I noticed considerable audible friction between the sock and shoe. (Seriously?) I've tried to tighten the shoes down to reduce movement/friction but that was uncomfortable.

I meant to ask if some kind of foot powder might alleviate this? I noticed it in my Alfred Sargents and GGs. Or maybe fabric softener with the socks?
Edited by Itsuo - 5/13/14 at 3:40pm
post #9307 of 19048
I have also noticed this, especially with any socks that have like a nylon blend. They are very slick inside the shoe. It doesn't bother me enough to do anything about it though as it is more of a feeling than an audible sound.
post #9308 of 19048

I used Saphir mid-brown wax polish on the toes of my Vass antique cognac austerity brogues. The wax left a black spot on the side edge of the toe on each shoe...not uniform at all. It is much too blackened for my liking.

 

Can I remove the dark spots with Renomat, or will that harm the Italian polish that Vass puts on the shoe? 

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Hi, I have a question for you shoe experts.

 

 

I use Saphir Renovateur / Allen Edmonds Cleaner Conditioner on my dress shoes, and follow that up with 1-2 layers of wax over the whole upper as my polish routine.

 

Will that moisturize and protect my shoes enough? I apply every 3 weeks or so, and am not interested in colored shoe creams as I want them to naturally antique.

 

 

 

I've Attached  photos of Carminas, using this routine, yet the leather hasn't seemed to fare well (especially the right one)

 

The shoes could also be made of poor leather, the slighest touch makes spider web like creases appear.

 

 

 

Will the wax damage my shoes over time, and is the cleaner/conditioner not enough to keep the shoes conditioned?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your assistance would be much appreciated.

post #9310 of 19048
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

For the Buttero guys who experience squeaking, this is likely the insole rubbing and making that sound. Try to simply lift the insole and put a little bit of talc/baby powder, shake t around the shoe, empty any excess, and put the insole back in.
Just wanted to say thanks again for that tip. Wearing my Butteros now and no squeaks!
post #9311 of 19048
@Dagon, your routine is more than enough for shoe care, I can't tell what's wrong with the leather
post #9312 of 19048
"Spider web like" creases suggest that the wax may be cracking. How heavily do you apply it?
post #9313 of 19048

The leather has always creased like that from day one, I think it's sub-par leather.

 

if you were to press any part of the shoe, you'd get spider-web like creases around that point.

 

I apply two coats thinly, and brush/buff the heck out of it.

 

 

Thank you for your responses gentlemen.

post #9314 of 19048

Not many 'gentlemen' on this site, Dagon! :crackup:

post #9315 of 19048
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Originally Posted by Dagon View Post


I apply two coats thinly, and brush/buff the heck out of it.


Thank you for your responses gentlemen.

Please go easy, if you want to bring up a good lustre/shine. Too much vigorous brushing may move the wax more than required and cause some blemish. I find finishing with a damp old cotton T shirt cut away is enuff.
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