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An idea to "iron" out my leather shoes

BostonElitist

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Soak the shoes in water or wear them in the rain. Then, take your shoes off and put your shoe trees in them, and perhaps, even insert some socks (optional).

Let the shoes dry. After they dry, spray a sealant on them.

What do you think? Do you have a better method to get rid of the creases in your shoes?
 

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Insert a rag soaked in rubbing alcohol into the toe box and let dry.
 

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Rubbing Alcohol? What for?
 

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Originally Posted by BostonElitist
Soak the shoes in water or wear them in the rain. Then, take your shoes off and put your shoe trees in them, and perhaps, even insert some socks (optional). Let the shoes dry. After they dry, spray a sealant on them. What do you think? Do you have a better method to get rid of the creases in your shoes?
You will never get rid of creases. Proper and regular maintenance and properly sized shoe trees will minimize creases. Don't deliberately wear leather-soled shoes in rain or inclement weather to begin with. Use un-treated cedar shoe trees that are the proper size/shape for the shoes. If leather soles, place the tree'd shoes on the sports section of a newspaper. Place on floor or low table near an air current (near a door or window). The un-treated cedar shoe trees will absorb water/moisture from inside. The trees will help maintain the shape. Newspaper under the shoes will absorb water from the soles. Air, and 48 hours will do the rest. Once dry, use (sparingly) some leather lotion. Let dry 1 hour. Brush. Buff.
 

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Originally Posted by BostonElitist
Soak the shoes in water or wear them in the rain. Then, take your shoes off and put your shoe trees in them, and perhaps, even insert some socks (optional).

Let the shoes dry. After they dry, spray a sealant on them.

What do you think? Do you have a better method to get rid of the creases in your shoes?


Excellent technique I've used many times with new and used AEs. Now I usually put the sock on the shoe trees, then put the shoe trees in the shoes. This not only removes the creasing from your shoes, but also pre-presses your socks, leaving them smooth and pre-formed to the shape of your shoe before you put them on.

Hope this helps.
 

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Will this technique fix my AE seconds?
 

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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint
You will never get rid of creases.
Proper and regular maintenance and properly sized shoe trees will minimize creases.
Don't deliberately wear leather-soled shoes in rain or inclement weather to begin with.
Use un-treated cedar shoe trees that are the proper size/shape for the shoes.
If leather soles, place the tree'd shoes on the sports section of a newspaper.
Place on floor or low table near an air current (near a door or window).
The un-treated cedar shoe trees will absorb water/moisture from inside.
The trees will help maintain the shape.
Newspaper under the shoes will absorb water from the soles.
Air, and 48 hours will do the rest.
Once dry, use (sparingly) some leather lotion.
Let dry 1 hour.
Brush.
Buff.

This, every word of it.
 

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Agreed...Use of the sports section to leach the water from the sole is crucial here
 

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Originally Posted by imatlas
Will this technique fix my AE seconds?

If it doesn't, write a scowling letter to their CEO, post said letter on the fora, and lament that AE's customer service is not what it used to be.
 

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Originally Posted by BostonElitist
Soak the shoes in water or wear them in the rain. Then, take your shoes off and put your shoe trees in them, and perhaps, even insert some socks (optional).

Let the shoes dry. After they dry, spray a sealant on them.

What do you think? Do you have a better method to get rid of the creases in your shoes?


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It is a bad idea to soak dress shoes, even AE seconds, in water, for any reason.
 

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