Edward Green Appreciation: Pictures, Info, and Where to Buy

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  1. Crat

    Crat Senior member

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    't was just water. I'll do some experimenting tmr with tap water; see what happens.
     


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    A lot of Galway love here but too few Shannon. Here's a pair of MTOs we delivered about a week ago. Just lovely.

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    absolutely beautiful :)
     


  4. add911_11

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    Shell is certainly good as a beater shoe.


    If they are with Dainite, it should be fine for snow then.
     


  5. Farhad19620

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    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!
     


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    The Ridgeway sole specifically.

    The 'regular' studded Dainite rubber sole is pretty useless in snowy and/or icy conditions, in my experience.
     


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    Wow, I have never seen this before even on my shoes that are twenty year old!
     


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    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.
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    The drop
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    The spot
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  9. Farhad19620

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    This look fine, I just think they needed some TLC! I think there is no need to show it to EG
     


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    Nice, very nice.
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     


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    Thank you.

    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.

    Good luck.
     


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    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.
     


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    If you cannot get a pair of Galways wet, then what CAN you get wet?
     


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