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I love them! you should also post the model and color of each pair here since we all know that they are all on the Deco lasts!! haha


Back row L-R: Burnham mole suede, Strand espresso calf, Mitchell midnight blue calf with navy patina, Strand black calf, Strand racing green calf
Front row L-R: Mitchell vintage oak calf, Warwick vintage rioja calf, Holden deep vintage chestnut calf, St.James II (classic version) vintage cherry calf, Mitchell black calf
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Warwicks on a very cold and frosty London morning ...
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Strands in espresso calf

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Need more deco.
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Hello gents,

 

While wiping down my Hayes today, I noticed a crack on the toe cap.

 

As most of you know, I purchased them a few weeks ago and have worn them about 4 times maybe only. Usually a few days of rotation.

 

I am certain it is not the result of me kicking something. I'm very careful and only wear them in the office. I don't even drive in them.

 

What is this? Has the wax cracked?

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Don't fret. That looks like the polish cracking. Just could be from pressure when you were walking. A spit shine over it should be fine.
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Thank you , sir.

While I was not panicking, I was merely curious. 

Thanks for the tip.

I imagined a layer of polish will moisturize away cracks.

But it looks like the leather itself cracked which is why I posted this.

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Thank you , sir.
While I was not panicking, I was merely curious. 
Thanks for the tip.
I imagined a layer of polish will moisturize away cracks.
But it looks like the leather itself cracked which is why I posted this.
I tend to put a high shine on the toes of my shoes and they do this especially when they get wet in the rain (assume it makes the leather softer which then affects the structure of the polish). Others might have input on the leather cracking concern but I don't think so.
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I tend to put a high shine on the toes of my shoes and they do this especially when they get wet in the rain (assume it makes the leather softer which then affects the structure of the polish). Others might have input on the leather cracking concern but I don't think so.

I too have seen similar "micro-cracking" after trudging through some snow.  One or two polishes with Saphir Creme filled them in fine.

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Back row L-R: Burnham mole suede, Strand espresso calf, Mitchell midnight blue calf with navy patina, Strand black calf, Strand racing green calf
Front row L-R: Mitchell vintage oak calf, Warwick vintage rioja calf, Holden deep vintage chestnut calf, St.James II (classic version) vintage cherry calf, Mitchell black calf


Great info on them! 

 

I love the variety on the Deco and showing them all together!

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"Casual" Friday ... Mitchells in black.


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Originally Posted by armsignet View Post

I too have seen similar "micro-cracking" after trudging through some snow.  One or two polishes with Saphir Creme filled them in fine.

If you warm up the back of a spoon and run it over the cracked area it will sort out the cracks, then give it a buff and it will be all sorted
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If you warm up the back of a spoon and run it over the cracked area it will sort out the cracks, then give it a buff and it will be all sorted

Thanks for the sharing.
Warm up like saturated in hot water? 120F?
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Thanks for the sharing.
Warm up like saturated in hot water? 120F?

I have only ever done it over a flame, boiling water might do it though
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