Hi everybody, A lot of you have posted pictures of old shoes that still seem to be in good condition. Well, almost all of my shoes are not that old and in worse condition. Do you guys clean you shoes after every wear and store them in a special temp and humidity controlled room or is their a secret? I know the most important thing is I should buy trees, but other tips are welcome. Educate me! Chestnut Umberto Luciani (L). when I bought these they were a fiery red-brownish color, but beacuse of water and mud, they've got stains and became paler. On the right Dries Van Noten, bought one size too big, then put innersoles in them. Now they fit nicely without wrinkles when I wear them. However, I'd like to clean them entirely, remove all the spots and darker areas. Suggestions? Black Church custom grade (L), more then 20yo and Hugo Boss (R) Here the Boss shoes are a beige color. i've had them for a year now and I've never cleaned them. They're filthy but I love them because they're very comfortable to wear. How do I restore them in their original state? Black Navayos or something like that on the left. Can't read the name anymore, can only read Made in Italy. These shoes are bad quality; after 1 year, they have claws in the leather. Still, I like them and have received several compliments about them. I especially like the thin soles; I know they're not well-built (glued instead of welted) but I don't like thick soles. Problem is both have a dent at the tip and lots of wrinkles. I think a normal shoe tree won't help a lot because the tip is very narrow. I have 2cm of open space at the front (They're not too big (size 42) but just too narrow at the front) On the right another pair of Dries Van Noten which are the opposite of the Navayos. Very well built, thick leather,rubber soles, so they're great during the winter season, but I don't really find them elegant nor stylish.
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12/21/08 at 12:41pm