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How to deal with scratches on shoe surface?

hara78

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Hi there,

I read here since a while and now I have two questions myself:

By total accident I ran into this pair of "Allen Edmonds Vinci", color Espresso. Sadly one shoe was slightly damaged during transportation. Apparently another object scratched the first layer of the leather. The scratches are not deep, but they stay when I rub it with my finger and some water. Looks like this:

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and

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1. Is there any way I cant fix this?

I am still considering whether to keep them or sell. Even put them up on eBay, however those are gorgeous shoes and the longer I look at them, the more I love them. I am a bit insecure however. They are size 11, which fits my feet excellent, but I think they are rather a bit too large (Sneakers are usually 11 on my feet, Dress shoes a little less).

2. Is there anything that helps me determine the size might be too big?

Thanks for the help, I appreciate your time!
 

hara78

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Awesome, thanks guys. Will train polishing now
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Ah, and I know the second question sounds a bit strange, but I'm curious: How do you know that a pair of shoes is number or just half too big?
 

teddieriley

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Originally Posted by hara78
Awesome, thanks guys. Will train polishing now
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Ah, and I know the second question sounds a bit strange, but I'm curious: How do you know that a pair of shoes is number or just half too big?


Experience. Shoes should not slip at the heal when you walk, but they should not be uncomfortably tight either. Snug is okay because a new shoe will give a little width wise. But you have to walk around in them (at home on carpet is fine). You can't necessarily tell a shoe is uncomfortably snug if you just stand in them. But sometimes, it's hard to tell unless you wear them a few times outside whether they work or not.
 

hara78

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One more question, maybe a bit more general about shoes like those:

My wife an me are doing some ballroom dancing, around 90 minutes each Sunday. Will shoes like the above do good with dancing in general, or do you suggest to avoid such things?

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jmix1

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Originally Posted by hara78
My wife an me are doing some ballroom dancing, around 90 minutes each Sunday. Will shoes like the above do good with dancing in general, or do you suggest to avoid such things?

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If you're already worried about scratches on these shoes, don't wear them for ballroom dancing as they will get scratched and scuffed even more. Also, most dance studios require/prefer shoes that are not worn outdoors to be worn on their dance floors.
 

JayJay

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Regular polishing and buffing takes care of scratches.
 

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