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Am I ruining my dress shoes?

Discussion in 'Menswear Advice' started by Johnnyf82, Dec 7, 2018 at 8:56 AM.

  1. Johnnyf82

    Johnnyf82 New Member

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    Is it just me walking in these shoes wrong? My first time walking in these shoes and they weren’t cheap. Any tips to avoid excessive wear. I’ve attached some pics.

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    johng70 Senior Member

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    Nothing to worry about. The leather is going to wear. And few people walk perfectly so just about everyone will have uneven wear. That's why quality shoes are re-craftable. It's also why you don't wear the same pair of dress shoes everyday. But every leather soled shoe is going to be scuffed to heck in places. Just a reality
     

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    Shawl Lapel Senior Member

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    Soles are only pristine until you walk on them that first time. The wear looks normal. You can always have a topy installed or have metal toe taps installed if you're rough on the toes of your shoes.
     

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    Thanks appreciate the responses guys
     

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    Shawl Lapel Senior Member

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    Make sure you have shoe trees for them, and polish and conditioner. Otherwise you will ruin them with continuous wear ;)
     

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    Man of Wealth and Taste Senior Member

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    Even a good price for Tom Ford isn't cheap.

    Nice brogues. I hear they run narrow. Is that your experience?
     

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    Luis G Active Member

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    Toppys do not keep soles pristine. The glue often used to attach toppys will tear the leather or at best remove the finish once worn and replaced.
     

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    Thanks man, picked them up on sale. Yeah I'd say they have a narrow fit I personally like it though. Sorry I'm getting back late been a little busy.
     

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    Just got two Shoe Trees off amazon. Would you recommend I put the other pair in the LV moccasins i'm wearing in the pic? or will it stretch? also recommendations on polish and conditioner?
     

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    If the tree fits easily in the moccasin and doesn't seem like it'll stretch it then why not. But that material won't wrinkle like leather so I wouldn't say it's needed.

    I use Saphir products: renovateur for conditioning, cream polishes for color and wax for a shine. Other options include Burgol, Meltonian, VSC, and TheShoeSnob makes a line of products also. Amazon will have horsehair brushes but you'll have to source the polishes elsewhere.
     

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