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Are my Allen Edmonds Strands Ruined?

Discussion in 'Menswear Advice' started by jwoodward888, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. jwoodward888

    jwoodward888 New Member

    Apr 24, 2016
    I was out the other night and somehow managed to scuff my Strand's badly. Is it at all possible to repair the damage? Any advice is much appreciated.


    Last edited: Apr 24, 2016
  2. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2013
    I think the best you can do is build up that area with polish. I've seen some pretty impressive results from guys like @Crat who beat the hell out of their shoes. I'm no expert, so hopefully he'll chime in with some words of wisdom.
  3. JLibourel

    JLibourel Well-Known Member

    Aug 7, 2004
    I don't believe much can be done to repair where the leather is actually gouged away, but a few good coats of polish should restore the shoes to presentability. Remember that at the distance people will actually viewing your shoes, that little gouge will be all but invisible once it has been concealed with polish.

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