Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Harrydog, Mar 11, 2012.
't was just water. I'll do some experimenting tmr with tap water; see what happens.
A lot of Galway love here but too few Shannon. Here's a pair of MTOs we delivered about a week ago. Just lovely.
Shell is certainly good as a beater shoe.
If they are with Dainite, it should be fine for snow then.
Beautiful boots, I like the Shannon boots more then the Galways but just that these are not available as ready to wear but only on made to order!
The Ridgeway sole specifically.
The 'regular' studded Dainite rubber sole is pretty useless in snowy and/or icy conditions, in my experience.
Wow, I have never seen this before even on my shoes that are twenty year old!
I refinished the Galways thoroughly last night using dye (as normal polish wouldn't help remove the 'sports'), Reno and then Obenaufs.
This morning I experimented leaving a single drop of tap water on one shoe for exactly 30min. What do you guys think; contact EG?
Though this is just a small spot I hope you can imagine what the shoes look like after a little rain.
After last night.
This look fine, I just think they needed some TLC! I think there is no need to show it to EG
Nice, very nice.
Outstanding job, but this does have me a bit concerned about getting mine wet.
I would have to think they had done something not quite right with your pair, I can't imagine this happens with all of their Galways.
By dying them, what product did you actually use, if you don't mind me asking?
You're damn right there's something not quite right with this pair as a little drop of water shouldn't be able to undo the finish. My other pair doesn't have this problem and like I said; I've never seen this before on EGs. I'll wait and see what happens next time they get wet, not that I'll be wearing them in the rain deliberately.
I used Saphir's teinture francaise to dye them.
I hope you are able to get this resolved one way or another.
I would think if you contacted Edward Green they would do something to resolve this issue.
I think it is normal with leather shoes, my old C&J also have that problem. After a cream polish the marks will usually go. Again, I am tempted to say, even 'chunky' fine boot with the correct sole is still not strictly compatible with rain. Here I am talking about real shower and not drizzle.
If you cannot get a pair of Galways wet, then what CAN you get wet?
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