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Alligator / Crocodile Shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. mr monty

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    RM Williams Macquarie Crocodile

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    So gents new to crock shoes. Do you have to take just basic care for crocks shoes? Other then that they are very rugged element wise am I right? Your input would be appricated.
     
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    just remember to condition them once in a while.
     
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    Thank wurger
     
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    Yes, and even if you aren't wearing them. I had a pair dry out while in storage.
     
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    ...and Teemu at G.J. Cleverley told me that you can polish croc or gator just like calf. It only harms the hide if you let the polish dry up. Once crocgator dries up, it will crack and implode. Bickmore makes some sweet colourless creams for exotics.
     
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    Thank you for the info I was looking into crocks from Carmina or EG but was not sure how rugged they were & maintaince up keep.
     
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    Yep, I had several calfskin shoes in storage as well and while severely dried out they recovered nicely with a few helpings of cream polish.
     
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    So if the calf shoes or gator shoes are in shoe bag inside box stored away with shoe tree. How often should one polish them give or take. If they are not in use.
     
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    Better to condition them than to polish them. I give mine a hit of bick4 every 3-4 months. Probably overkill but I live in Boston and it gets very dry during the winters.
     
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    Sorry I'm late to the party. To answer the original question: Do Not Like.
     
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    An old shoemaker (might have been at Lobb) once told me that cream polish was nothing more than pigmented moisturizer. I've been using the classic cream and wax combo for a long, long time without incident but there's certainly nothing wrong with using conditioner.

    My general program for storing seasonal shoes is to polish (cream/wax) , tree, bag and box. Then store in a cool place away from any heat source like the dreaded steam heat radiator. When it's time to wear them again (usually in around 6 months time) I'll give them another polish before wearing. It's been working for me but you can't really over polish/condition shoes so feel free to increase the frequency if it lets you sleep better.

    The parched shoe fiasco I mentioned above happened because I didn't visit my NYC home for several winters and I simply forgot about my winter shoe rotation. Out of sight (or off of feet), out of mind.
     
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    Beautiful!! Details???
     
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    Those are very nice bud.
     

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