Improper cleaning of my dress shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by wowyahoo, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. wowyahoo

    wowyahoo New Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I recently bought a pair of Allen Edmonds. I went out drinking after work. The following morning, I noticed some black tar-type gunk on my shoes. I used a damp towl to clean it off, and now my shoes look horrible. Also, at the airport someone accidently backed up and stepped on my shoe and skuffed the front up a bit, which happen the second time I wore them. Thank you for your advice.
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  2. wowyahoo

    wowyahoo New Member

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    Well, I attempted to fix the problem by using Allen Edmonds walnut shoe polish. This did not work, since the polish is lighter than the strands. My shoe now looks multicolored. I tried to apply additional polish, which didn't help. The lighter, unappealing color is now spreading across the shoe, with some darker spots. I think my only option at this point is to send them back and have them refinished.
     


  3. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Burn them?
     


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