- Jul 2, 2015
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I would like to echo these words of warning. I have done this on two different pairs of cordovan shoes within about a week of each other. Both times it happened on an apparently dirty gymnasium floor. I've all but fully corrected my carminas but not the aldens (yet). Not really that concerned about it since I know I can fix it with some time and a lot of elbow grease. That's most likely also the case with your pair, although calf is sometime a little more difficult in my experience.
You might be wondering how I managed to do this twice in a week. The first time it happened, I didnt notice the damage when I took my shoes off and thought my 2 year old daughter got into my shoe cabinet a scraped them up somehow. She's a wild child... although I felt some guilt about this assumption in hindsight, it wasn't without good cause, I can assure you of that. But anyway, after the second time then I knew what was up and realized that I was to blame for screwing up both pairs. From then on... no more shell to youth basketball!