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  1. suitforcourt

    2018 shoe revival challenge

    I have been a member of SF for a number of years now. My one particular interest is vintage shoes. Thanks to @davidVC and @smfdoc for leading the vintage shoe thread. For the thread's 2nd anniversary, I am proposing a shoe revival challenge. So pull out your brushes, cloths, conditioners, and...
  2. A

    Spit Polish With Neutral Wax?

    Let's say I have a black pair of dress shoes that I first polish with black cream polish. Can I use a neutral wax on the toe cap to achieve a high-gloss spit shine? Or must I use a black-pigmented wax? Does the same apply for brown leather dress shoes? Can I use a neutral wax on top of a brown...
  3. Jake Tough

    Shoe Trees: How Important Are They?

    Hi guys, It is clear that every style aficionado owns at least a pair of shoe trees to keep his leather shoes in shape. However, lots of men neglect this important aspect of shoe care yet complain when their shoes break down quickly. Now of course, The shoe longevity depends initially on the...
  4. Srben

    Meltonian Shoe Cream discontinued?

    I stopped by the local shoe hospital to pick up a new jar of #10, and was told that Meltonian was discontinued due to a carcinogen in it. I picked up a couple of jars of Kelly's, while I was there, and will see how that works out. Has anyone else heard anything about this? A Google search didn't...
  5. Buddyboy1

    What solvent will soften or thin shoe polish?

    It is commonly known that shoe polish contains petroleum solvents. Over time, even in a closed tin, the solvents evaporate leaving even a hardly used tin with lumpy dry polish. Can I add some solvent back into it which will, with a little heat, rejuvenate it? If so, what is the best solvent...
  6. patrickBOOTH

    Ingredients in Venetian Shoe Cream

    What's in this stuff? I have some of this stuff, it is insanely cheap. It says it is a cleaner and it polishes. It works well to build a shine, but is it a conditioner, or mostly solvents? It seems to take up a lot of finish.
  7. superconductor

    Removing Wax Polish from Boots

    I recently used some Kiwi shoe polish on a pair of leather wingtip boots. It was a bit difficult to buff out, and it seems to be scuffing easily. I want to use a cream-based polish but I'm not sure what to do about the existing wax polish. I was told that a cream + a buff would take off the wax...
  8. delborrell

    How to safely remove shoe polish

    I made the mistake of not allowing myself enough time to shine my tan Stacy Adams anaconda-print Madisons ... (http://www.stacyadams.com/shop//images/shoeMens/w375/00055-240.jpg) ... I used neutral shoe polish as there are a couple different tones in this shoe, but a white residue from that...
  9. sinnedk

    Oiling down suede (is it possible? how?benefits?)

    hi gents, I have a pair of suede boot that i like and what to give the more rugged oiled suede look like some items i have seen. I have a few questions. 1. can i myself oil down the suede? 2. will it darken the boots and make them water proof? 3. are there any bad reifications for doing so? 4...
  10. ClassAct

    Restoring suede nap

    Hi there, I recently sprayed my suede shoes with some protector and noticed that the nap had sort of flattened. I noticed it felt a bit harder and rougher than before. Therefore I tried brushing it with a wire suede brush, but I noticed that the nap was actually being removed and so I...
  11. allaboutshoes

    HELP! Problem with Kiwi wax polish cracking on shoes

    So I use Kiwi wax polish to polish my plain toe double monks. After a few wearings, the wax I guess dried up and it cracked and flaked and is coming off and it really doesnt look good. I decided to strip the old polish off using saddle soap and after reapplied a few thin coats of kiwi. After 1...
  12. pg600rr

    Washing suede shoes in washing machine?? serious question on how to go about doing so...

    So I have a pair of N.D.C. suede shoes that have gotten some wear, I dig the worn roughed up look, and I know some of the casual type suede shoes come advertised as 'washed suede' I am assuming this process is done before the soles are attached... Anyway, I was thinking about throwing these in...
  13. Sixers_610

    How to make dark brown leather shoes lighter?

    Hi everyone, I have a pair of brown Santoni Elliston oxfords that I really love. I do wish they were a lighter brown, how do I go about that? Do I just start using a mid brown shoe polish? Any other ideas? Thanks!
  14. Mr. Moo

    **The Official Shoe Care Thread: Tutorials, Photos, etc.**

    In this thread we talk about shoe care, post our favorite products, before and after photos of our shoes, etc. There seem to be a few opinions on whether to use wax, paste, polish, cream? On what kinds of shoes? How often? Which products? What to avoid? Etc. Perhaps we can all contribute words...
  15. k4lnamja

    Should I use saddle soap or no?

    I finally received all of my supplies from AE and went and bought some saddle soap from a local shoe repair shop here in LA. I bought the saddle soap b/c my shoe shine guy would always use this plus I read some of you use it as well. But when I did a recent search (a few minutes ago) some were...
  16. BaseballDad

    Matching Shoe Polish To Shoe Color?...

    How do you go about getting the best color match between your shoe's original color and polish or wax? Many online sellers sell shoes, i.e. C & J in their "unique" colors...chestnut, but do not offer the corresponding chestnut polish. Some manufacturers do not even make color-matched...
  17. mr monty

    How often to polish and condition shoes?

    I got this info from "A Suitable Wardrobe". I found it to be a bit much to condition my shoes each time I polished them. I usually use conditioner every 2nd or 3rd polish. http://asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com/...r-at-time.html 1) Apply a conditioner (e.g. Saphir Renovateur). 2) Let shoes dry a...
  18. darwin

    clean sole on desert boot?

    any ideas? mine have turned blackish from dirt, looks gross. thanks!
  19. ~whip~

    Wanna clean my shoes so I can return them...Shhh

    I've bought a pair of Clark's Wallabees. I don't like 'em, they're rubbing the hell out of my right foot and they just feel awkward to wear. Problem is, I've already worn them outside, not much just a bit of walking but the crepe sole has blackened. Is there anyway I can clean them up so...
  20. jroring

    Shoe Polishing mistake?

    I am a novice when it comes to shoe polishing. After attempting to polish my shoes, I got these darker spots on the shoes. Is there a remedy for the situation? I was using some kiwi shoe polish and the darker spots didn't occur until tried to "spit shine" a spot.

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