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Are these shoes worth $90

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by brlfvr, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. brlfvr

    brlfvr Senior member

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    Looks like the salt stains can be cleaned or dyed over. What about the rest of the shoe (sole, shape). I guess this A.Santoni is the real soft leather.

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  2. rioni

    rioni Senior member

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    ya, I guess so <edit> I've seen 90$ go to worse shoes but those aren't in the best of shape. Also, I've seen testoni going for 150ish at local shops.
     


  3. marc237

    marc237 Senior member

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    chorse123 Senior member

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    Hell no.
     


  5. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    90 bux is alot of money .

    for some that is one days worth of wages.

    you going to spend a day's worth of wages on that shoes??
     


  6. brlfvr

    brlfvr Senior member

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    That's what I thought. Thanks for the feedback.
     


  7. Pylon

    Pylon Senior member

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    Those salt stains will not likely clean up with just some water, soap and polish. That salt has worked its way into the leather. You'll usually find that salt stains in poorly cared for shoes, no matter how many times you wet and wipe away the surface salt and then polish them, will reappear within the day. You can try to apply some vinegar to draw the salt out of the leather and really recondition and treat that leather; but it still may not fully return to its original luster and quality. I know because, back when I was a heathen, I ruined a pair of dress shoes that way. Salt never came out completely, despite repeated valiant attempts by my shoe shine.

    I wouldn't pay $20 for those. Save the $90 towards a better cared for pair.
     


  8. Philip1978

    Philip1978 Senior member

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    not worth it.
     


  9. Spatlese

    Spatlese Senior member

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    Maybe send the seller the link to cedarvillestore.com
     


  10. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Hell no.

    That.

    Wait... which way is the money going? Is someone paying you $90 to wear his stink-ass shoes?
     


  11. AnGeLiCbOrIs

    AnGeLiCbOrIs Senior member

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  12. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    only if you wanna do some antiquing experiment
     


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    jaychiz Senior member

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    is our opinion really worth $90 of your money?
     


  14. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    those shoes look like they stink.
     


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    kryn13 Senior member

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    No. Too risky for an experiment.
     


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