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Yesterday's polishing session, the before-pic.
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So I realize I want all the shoes. And by all I mean all. But I also want less shoes so I can wear my favorites more often. Worst catch 22 ever
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So I realize I want all the shoes. And by all I mean all. But I also want less shoes so I can wear my favorites more often. Worst catch 22 ever Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

OK, I will offer a little help with your dilemma. Reducing the number of shoes is just silly and you can't grow more feet. The solution is expanding your concept of "proper shoe rotation." This does NOT mean giving a day of rest in between wearings to preserve the shoe. Your solution is found in choosing shoes for "morning Rich, afternoon Rich and nighttime Rich."

 

Morning Rich needs a shoe that says, "I'm full of energy and ready to take on the day." After a pleasant lunch, its time to switch shoes for afternoon Rich.

 

Afternoon Rich shoes should be strong and say, "I'm successful and master of all I see. I am solid and not a person to be taken lightly." Finally, as you leave the office, its time to change shoes for nighttime Rich.

 

Shoes for nighttime Rich should say, "I just finished a successful day and now I am ready for whatever comes next. Yes ladies, take note. Catch me now or I'm off to the links." Adopt this new shoe rotation into your life and you will quickly see that you do, in fact, need all of the shoes. You are welcome.

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Yesterday's polishing session, the before-pic.
kuKNsbx.jpg

 

... and after?

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Very solid advice @smfdoc.  Going that route...I NEED MOOR SHOES!  :bounce2:

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@SLCRich Those Macneils? They look great
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Ordered some Walnut Strands from the Nordstrom sale. I also bought a pair of the Natural Oak Streets from our favorite Ebay seller last night. Got them for $100, supposedly worn onc and look perfect in the pics. They'll be joining Macneils, Aberdeens, and Hinsdales.
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@SLCRich Those Macneils? They look great

Yes indeed, the 2.0 brown grain. With @smfdoc advice, I now realize I need moor grain and moor walnut...and moor shell.  BARN WEASELS ALL OF YOU

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Feet up while thrifting. Suede MacNeils for "morning smfdoc."

 

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Very solid advice @smfdoc.  Going that route...I NEED MOOR SHOES!  :bounce2:

 

I'm not sure AE is well versed in Moorish style, but here's a pair of wooden clogs the Moors wore. :lol:

 

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Yes indeed, the 2.0 brown grain. With @smfdoc
advice, I now realize I need moor grain and moor walnut...and moor shell.  BARN WEASELS ALL OF YOU

Here you go, my friend.....

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Do you fellas clean the bottoms of your shoes before storage?

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Do you fellas clean the bottoms of your shoes before storage?
Is this a serious question? Lol
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Is this a serious question? Lol

 

Yes. 

 

Just curious if people put them back in the bags "as is" or if there is a "correct" way to get the city-scuzz off before doing so.

 

My apologies if this is a silly question.

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Is this a serious question? Lol

 

Yes. 

 

Just curious if people put them back in the bags "as is" or if there is a "correct" way to get the city-scuzz off before doing so.

 

My apologies if this is a silly question.

    I, for one, do not view the question as silly at all. My PERSONAL routine after wearing a shoe is a quick brush of the welt and across the sole and heel. I then wipe down the uppers with a slightly damp cloth and then a wipe around the sole edge and across the soles to remove the superficial grime. Let dry completely and then a quick brushing before inserting shoe trees and placing them in the bags.

    I also have several pairs of Alden shoes with black soles. Those soles are also wiped with the damp cloth and allowed to dry. The final step for those shoes is to wipe down the soles with black edge dressing liquid to restore their appearance. This is likely overkill, but it is my routine and I know the shoes are clean and ready to store for eventual use again. As many of you know, some of these shoes represent a considerable investment, especially if one purchases shell. I choose to really take care of them.

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