Gravati split-toes

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  1. JohnMS

    JohnMS Senior member

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    I have two questions regarding the following Gravati shoes I have: [​IMG] First question: What is your recommendations regarding polishing these shoes since they have contrasting stitching? I've heard some say they use their fingers to polish shoes, which I suppose would give more control, otherwise, what are your recommendations? [​IMG] Second question: Regarding the sole. I am one who tends to wear down the tip of the sole quicker than any other part of the shoe. I do not live in an area that would be able to insert a steel tip like some have done with Weston shoes, nor would any shoe repair shop in the area know what I'm talking about. Any recommendations on what to put on the tip of this sole to extend the life of the tip? I would welcome specific suggestions. Thanks for your input.
     


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    Sorry for the size of those pictures...how do I reduce their size next time?
     


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    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Use a neutral polish if you don't want to darken the topstitching. If, in time, the color needs reviving, use some brown polish and apply with a cloth just to the areas that need a bit of a color lift. We just had a thread about toe protectors. http://www.styleforum.net/cgi-bin....;t=2347 Every shoe repairer will do the nailed-on ones, the get the set-in ones will be a bit trickier.
     


  4. JohnMS

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    bengal-stripe,

    Thanks for the info. For some reason neutral polish didn't occur to me.

    Regarding the nailed-on toe protectors, I've seen them, but are they adequate? What might be the signs of a good nail-on protector?
     


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    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Of course they are adequate. Occasionally you might kick one off and then you get it replaced. They only cost a couple of Dollars. (I kick them off frequently, as I don't lift my feet properly. I always kick on pavement stones. As a child, I should have listened to my mother and grandmother when they said: "Lift your feet, boy.")
     


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