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I do not have these.I'm curious to know if anyone here has owned a pair of Strandmoks in brown "bright saddle leather" and worn them frequently enough to be able to provide an answer to this question: What kind of care have you used on them, considering the following?
On the AE web page for the shoe, the earliest official AE response to a question about care of the shoe stated, "We do not recommend using polish on this leather. The Brown Strandmok was designed with a unique finish that reveals the gold tone color underneath with normal wear. Keep in mind, this type of finish will 'brush off' and this is 100% intentional. Regular polish will not cover these marks and if used it will not match the finish. The finish will permanently be removed in the areas for a worn, casual look." That was four years ago. Three years ago the answer remained pretty much the same: a fantastic "distressed/vintage" aesthetic seemed to be the goal. Two years ago, the answer seemed to be changing, as they were suggesting AE brown cream polish.
I own a pair of these and I love them and don't mind letting them be. I'm looking forward to seeing the "gold" under the brown. All I'm doing is brushing them regularly, but it's early days for them. Perhaps someone here has achieved the "distressed/vintage" look already and can show what they look like. Perhaps someone has been disappointed, given up and just polished them back to brown.
Apologies if this topic has been covered already. Thanks for any input.
Shell Patriots on a natural reverse welt? The stuff of dreams. Nice score!Happy Monday friends,
Spent the weekend in southern Utah at my Mom's place, mostly changing light bulbs and opening jars. I always enjoy a weekend away where it is warmer, all the better if I don't need snake boots and leather gloves.
$280 F2 Patriots today.
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