Caring for Common Projects

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Psydelik, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. Psydelik

    Psydelik Senior member

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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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    Listi Senior member

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    I wear my cps in the snow.
     


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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.


    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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    Oski Senior member

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    I wear my cps in the snow.

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


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    softy Senior member

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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.

    [​IMG] why are you urinating on them?
     


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    ^ lol Use neutral shoe polish. [​IMG]
     


  9. Psydelik

    Psydelik Senior member

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    [​IMG] 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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    I wash the car in mine...
     


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    auc2mic Well-Known Member

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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.
     


  13. Psydelik

    Psydelik Senior member

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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

    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.
     


  15. gearhead

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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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