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Shoe care question

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With the help of a certain illustrious member of this Forum I recently picked up a great pair of caramel colored Testoni loafers on E-Bay. Problem is, I got some sort of small spots on both shoes the first time I wore them. Took them to my local shoe polish/repair guy here, and he couldn't get them off. Don't know if they're oil, or kids paint or juice from my daughter's preschool, or just water. They're not really visible enough to ruin the shoe, but are REALLY ANNOYING. Was thinking I could e-mail Testoni and ask if and how I'd get them off, or stop by their store when I'm in NY this week to see if they had any ideas. Any other suggestions bengal-stripe or A Harris?
post #2 of 7
Steve: Sorry about your shoes. If the shoe repair shop couldn't help then Testoni is the best source. They may even have a refinishing service. Let us know what happens. Andy
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Are teh spots darker or lighter than the surrounding leather?
post #4 of 7
I do not watch the shopping channels on TV, so I don't know what miracle elixir (only $ 9.99) removes every stain from your shoes (and polishes your brass and cleans the toilet as well). Failing that, Testoni will be your best bet. Ask for their advise and suggestions by e-mail. Of course it would be best if you could pinpoint what might have caused the stains (grease or is it paint sitting on top of the leather). Alternatively you might try Allen-Edmonds as they offer a repair service not only for their own products, but for the shoes of other manufacturers as well. Hope it will work out well.
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Andrew: Spots are darker. Bengal-stripe: Thanks for the info on A-E. I wasn't aware of that. I was thinking I could also try Murphy's Oil Soap. I've heard it gets out just about anything. Also e-mailed Testoni last night, and (luckily for me) have bus trips to both cities where their stores are located in the next couple of weeks. Thanks guys.
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Murphy's didn't work...
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Happy ending to the story. Took them to Testoni's boutique on 5th Ave when I was in NYC a couple of weeks ago. They referred me to a shoe care place a couple of blocks away that steam cleaned them. They look perfect again now. For those in NYC name of place is Shoe Service 15 W. 55th St. 10019 212.262.4823
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