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Psydelik

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Hey guys, I recently bought a pair of white low achilles and am just wondering how I should go about maintaining the leather to ensure that they last a long time. I live in Vancouver and it's pretty damp here most of the time, so I would hate to ruin them just by going about my business and getting them a little wet. Any advice would be much appreciated.
 

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beat the shit out of them.
they look quite nice that way.
 

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always carry around a soft cloth to immediately wipe off moisture and dirt.
never wear with raw denim.
remove laces after each wearing to prevent forming impressions in the leather
store at 50-70F in a dark place with humidity no more than 5%
avoid walking on grass or cement surfaces.
if you MUST wear them, then take the extra time to place plastic grocery bags around your feet before venturing out.
 

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I wear my cps in the snow.
 

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Originally Posted by ysb
always carry around a soft cloth to immediately wipe off moisture and dirt.
never wear with raw denim.
remove laces after each wearing to prevent forming impressions in the leather
store at 50-70F in a dark place with humidity no more than 5%
avoid walking on grass or cement surfaces.
if you MUST wear them, then take the extra time to place plastic grocery bags around your feet before venturing out.


I find acid-free lucite boxes that fit around them also help maintain the shape. Currently my single pair of CPs is in the archive of a museum curator friend of mine.
 

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Originally Posted by Listi
I wear my cps in the snow.

I wore mine during a Chicago snowstorm, hold up pretty well.
 

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Originally Posted by Psydelik
Hey guys, I recently bought a pair of white low achilles and am just wondering how I should go about maintaining the leather to ensure that they last a long time. I live in Vancouver and it's pretty damp here most of the time, so I would hate to ruin them just by going about my business and getting them a little wet. Any advice would be much appreciated.

why are you urinating on them?
 

pdsf

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^ lol Use neutral shoe polish.
 

Psydelik

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Originally Posted by softy
why are you urinating on them?

Sometimes I just can't help myself..haha. So, should I really not be afraid of beating them up a bit? Everyone I know is telling me I'm crazy because I'm wearing them when it's wet out and I'm not sure what the hell to do as it is almost always wet here. I suppose I'll just admire them from afar.
 

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CPs are meant to be beat up... especially white achilles lows... they look better as they get beat up IMO

I've worn mine for 3 consecutive winters and they are still in great shape
 

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I usually wipe mine with a damp cloth if they get stained in any egregious way (this works for stray wax or dye from your jeans as well). Other than that, I treat them like normal sneakers.
 

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Originally Posted by auc2mic
CPs are meant to be beat up... especially white achilles lows... they look better as they get beat up IMO

I've worn mine for 3 consecutive winters and they are still in great shape

That's what I figured, but everyone thinks im crazy for wanting to wear ballin' shoes normally. Appreciate the input guys.
 

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they arent that over priced if you get them on sale. just treat them like normal shoes.
 

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ditto on beating them up, sneakers are not to be babied, if u have dark colour cp's, no need to worry about wearing denim with them, the colour bleed only shows on light colours
seriously tho, ppl spend a thousand dollars on guidi/augusta boots and beat the hell outta them
as long as its not an overly dressy/fancy style, wear the shoe and don't let it wear you
 

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