Help with "detail" on shoes.

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  1. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    Hi all!

    I don't now if this is the right section to post this, but I need your help. This is the first time I buy shoes that are painted after you select the model you want. On saturday there was an event in which Santoni, took some of their artisians to paint the shoes you buy. So you choose the model you wanted and then the colour of the shoe. They painted it (I bought them on saturday and pick them up on sunday) and violà! Your shoes are done. I had to wait mainly becuase of the colour I selected.

    So I was very very happy to wear them today. I posted my respective picture in the rock your socks thread. Notice how you won't see the line showed in detail in the next picture.


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    But after all day long wearing them I noticed this:


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    And this:


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    Since this is the first time I buy shoes in this way, I don't know if you can call this "details" normal, maybe it's because of the friction between the leather or I don't know.

    Any help would be appreiated. I will take them to the store tomorrow, but I don't want to get in there and ask - "Is this normal?" - cause maybe the will tell me, yes it's normal when maybe it wasn't. Hope I made myself clear.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. carlos20co

    carlos20co Well-Known Member

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    It might be that the paint was still fresh. What happened with those shoes, did they repaint them?
     
  3. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    No, I didn't get them to repaint. It's not very visible the line. I think it is due to the firction between the leather.
     
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    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Betelgeuse, are you speaking if the lightened area on the strap where the buckle rests upon? If so, there is nothing to worry about. Nice finish on the shoes. Enjoy them in good health.
     
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    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    Yeap, that what I was speaking of. Thanks!

    Here's a recent pic of them:


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    flirtkakat Senior member

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    I love that colour. Very nice monks.
     
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    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    Thank you very much!
     
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    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    Thanks mate!
     
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    Betel those shoes are amazing! The shoes will develop a great patina over time so I wouldnt worry. I know its always scary when the new shoes get messed up but its beautiful after a few wears.
     
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    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    Thanks Justin, and yes actually they are getting better and better. :)
     
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    I would imagine this is the be expected based on the process you've described. If the leather was all a uniform color as with most shoes, it's because they're dyed before the construction so no little spots have been missed. The antiquing might happen after construction but there wouldn't be parts with raw leather anywhere. Becuase of the way these were processed, ie constructed with raw leather and then dyed and finished, it's sort of bound to happen that a few cracks don't get covered in dye.

    don't quote me on this since I'm not a shoe expert... but I would take a shoe brush, apply a bit of brown polish and cram it into those creases and it'll dye/darken the tiny unfinished areas. Let it sit, then rub off the polish and those spots will be a lot less noticeable.
     
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    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    Thanks man, you described it better than I did. At first it kinda bothered me cause it was only in certain parts, then it became uniform, so in my mind I got the idea that you described and didn't worry anymore.
     
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    Those shoes really got better, they look great.
     
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    Gracias amigo.

    Saludos!
     

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