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I gashed my shoes :( (sad porn)

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now idea how this happened. that's just say I was drunk, etc etc

these are RM Williams Kangaroo boots.

can a cobbler fix this?

 

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There was another thread like this. Some guy damaged his monks in a similar manner, took them to some cheap cobbler, where they were ruined.

Take them to a specialist.
 

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This is actually a pretty easy fix. Rip that piece off and get some matching cream on there, then buld up small thin layers of wax.
 

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
This is actually a pretty easy fix. Rip that piece off and get some matching cream on there, then buld up small thin layers of wax.
While I have done this in the past where the leather "tag" was already ripped off, if it's still in place as in the photo, it's better to smooth it out and then glue it back into place. Just as quick, and a better cosmetic result. Just be careful, and only apply a little glue. RM Williams are by their nature not meant to be prissy, so don't worry if it's not perfect, so no need to take them to a cobbler. It's a few minutes work at most and easily done at home. Once dry, polish up, and chalk the scar up to patina.
If they were a more delicate shoe, a good cobbler is probably better though.
 

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Originally Posted by Holdfast
While I have done this in the past where the leather "tag" was already ripped off, if it's still in place as in the photo, it's better to smooth it out and then glue it back into place. Just as quick, and a better cosmetic result. Just be careful, and only apply a little glue. RM Williams are by their nature not meant to be prissy, so don't worry if it's not perfect, so no need to take them to a cobbler. It's a few minutes work at most and easily done at home. Once dry, polish up, and chalk the scar up to patina.
If they were a more delicate shoe, a good cobbler is probably better though.

+1 I have fixed many pairs like this with super glue. Be careful not to get any glue outside the damaged area and use a toothpick to press it together, as your fingers will stick to the leather.
 

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Ah, sad porn.
 

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
This is actually a pretty easy fix. Rip that piece off and get some matching cream on there, then buld up small thin layers of wax.

-1

Originally Posted by Holdfast
While I have done this in the past where the leather "tag" was already ripped off, if it's still in place as in the photo, it's better to smooth it out and then glue it back into place. Just as quick, and a better cosmetic result. Just be careful, and only apply a little glue. RM Williams are by their nature not meant to be prissy, so don't worry if it's not perfect, so no need to take them to a cobbler. It's a few minutes work at most and easily done at home. Once dry, polish up, and chalk the scar up to patina.


If they were a more delicate shoe, a good cobbler is probably better though.


+1


A similar thing happened to me a year or so ago. I started a similar thread. Got some good advice.

The after pictures in my thread, make the damage look more noticeable than it was in real life (I think it was flash/lighting). Since then I've done some more antiquing to the shoes and the resulting added darkness to the heel area where the damage was has made the damage even less noticeable. Now it's barely visible.

I'd recommend having cobbler glue the flap down for you. Supposedly cobblers have special glue for this that won't damage leather as super glue can. It took my cobbler about 10 seconds and he did it for free. After this apply polish and see if you can live with the result. If not, consider antiquing to darken the toe area and make damage less visible.
 

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
No such thing.
A girl is at a funeral bawling her eyes out over the death of her friend, then her husband's friend comes over and puts his arm around her (also crying), cue the funky bassline.
 

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Don't rip it off!! It can be cemented with press cement (celluloid) and it will be permanent. When polished, even with a close inspection, you won't even know it ever happened.
 

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Originally Posted by DWFII
Don't rip it off!!

It can be cemented with press cement (celluloid) and it will be permanent. When polished, even with a close inspection, you won't even know it ever happened.


Same came to my mind, like that white paste that is used on bended cars but for shoes. Then paint.
 

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How is this sad? It's just a valid reason to go shoe shopping!
 

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Originally Posted by Made in California
A girl is at a funeral balling her eyes out over the death of her friend, then her husband's friend comes over and puts his arm around her (also crying), cue the funky bassline.

Balling her eyes out = good porn;

Bawling her eyes out = appropriate funeral behavior
 

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