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I'm 66 and not, I believe, the oldest on here!

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The new marks cleared up now that things have dried thankfully. Now that the initial scare is over maybe I will give it another try.

Should it be left until things dry on their own under the wrap?

Yes.
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That's what I wondered. Also after some use (even with just city walking) there will be faint marks and streaks in other places, so putting in all that effort to get that one blemish out seems rather futile.

I would agree with this. Shell shoes spot up like fucking crazy. It drives me nuts and I have given up on trying to maintain perfect shoes.
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Originally Posted by sleepyinsanfran View Post

That's what I wondered. Also after some use (even with just city walking) there will be faint marks and streaks in other places, so putting in all that effort to get that one blemish out seems rather futile.

I would agree with this. Shell shoes spot up like fucking crazy. It drives me nuts and I have given up on trying to maintain perfect shoes.

 

You'll probably live longer now.  :p

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Ugh, then I'll have to save more for retirement!
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Any advice on a solution for a possible water stain on these new AE Strand seconds, the mark is pretty subtle under normal conditios (pic is under bright LED lights). The mark started to show itself as I removed the excess polish on the shoe. I would not like to cover them with more polish.

 

 

These are shell, yeah? Looks like a dye mark, if so.

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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.

Tried to do that so many times. Also tried cleaning them completely , conditioning, drying, etc. Still squeak like crazy. It seems like the only solution is to throw away their leather insoles, and get some other thin non-leather ones instead.

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Originally Posted by Stunoso View Post

Tried to do that so many times. Also tried cleaning them completely , conditioning, drying, etc. Still squeak like crazy. It seems like the only solution is to throw away their leather insoles, and get some other thin non-leather ones instead.

If the insoles are removable...and if the creaking really is, in fact, coming from the insoles...take the insoles out and use them as a template to cut a duplicate out of thin felt or flannel. Insert the "liners" in the shoes under the leather insoles. If you make the "liners"out of this felt you might even try cementing the felt to the bottom of the insoles.

That should solve the creaking issue if...as I say--if...the creaking is coming from the insoles.
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I recently bought a nice suede jacket, and am hoping to wear it out without it looking beat to hell after a week. Am wondering if it's a bad idea to spray a suede protector on it, like one would use on shoes? Does anyone know? (cc'ing: @DWFII and @patrickBOOTH). FWIW, the suede protector I normally use is from Allen Edmonds, which I understand doesn't have any silicone. Are there issues with using suede protectors/ waterproofers?

Sorry if this question seems out of line with the thread, but I couldn't think of a better place to ask it. Hopefully the answer will generate some useful info for people interested in suede care in general.
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Apparently Saphir makes a good one. I have no experience with suede however.
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I have no experience with suede however.

I grow more suspicious of your character every day.
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Apparently Saphir makes a good one. I have no experience with suede however.

Yeah, think it's called Invulner; though I too own no suede. :embar:

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I grow more suspicious of your character every day.

Would you rather me wear black suede shoes? confused.gif
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I recently bought a nice suede jacket, and am hoping to wear it out without it looking beat to hell after a week. Am wondering if it's a bad idea to spray a suede protector on it, like one would use on shoes? Does anyone know? (cc'ing: @DWFII and @patrickBOOTH). FWIW, the suede protector I normally use is from Allen Edmonds, which I understand doesn't have any silicone. Are there issues with using suede protectors/ waterproofers?

Sorry if this question seems out of line with the thread, but I couldn't think of a better place to ask it. Hopefully the answer will generate some useful info for people interested in suede care in general.

 

Tarrago Nano Protector is what you are looking for imo. It's popular in the shoe community but is made for pretty much anything to protect and waterproof..

 

http://www.tarrago.com/img/PDF/TGS22.pdf

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Out of curiosity, Patrick, why did you ask about my profession?

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