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Cross posted in the BROGUES thread…

Tricker’s Ilkley in brown zug grain.

I wore them yesterday for their maiden voyage and they are absolute tanks. I did a lot of walking in them and by the end of the day was fatigued in my ankles, like I’d just done a workout that targeted underutilized muscles 😂

Probably the heaviest and sturdiest pair of shoes I’ve ever worn

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They’re a classic pair in my opinion: I’ve a Bourton I’m considering getting a ridgeway added but my waxed leather fetish still abides..
I'm considering a Waxy Commander as well, but.... How are they maintained? If they get covered in dirt or dried mud, are they rinsed with water under a faucet? Brushed off with a stiff brush? The rewaxing process also seems a bit tricky, as it appears as though putting too much wax on can't be fixed. A bit of knowledge here would help as I decide whether to pull the trigger on a pair of Henry's in Wax.
 

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I've just bought my first pair of shell shoes. They're new and unworn, but old stock - maybe as old as 8 years. Will these be OK to wear straight off or should I be conditioning first with some kind of specific cordovan product. Just afraid they might crack is all.
 

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I'm considering a Waxy Commander as well, but.... How are they maintained? If they get covered in dirt or dried mud, are they rinsed with water under a faucet? Brushed off with a stiff brush? The rewaxing process also seems a bit tricky, as it appears as though putting too much wax on can't be fixed. A bit of knowledge here would help as I decide whether to pull the trigger on a pair of Henry's in Wax.
I have only ever used a medium stiff brush to clean my pairs. I’ve never used any product on them.
 

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I've just bought my first pair of shell shoes. They're new and unworn, but old stock - maybe as old as 8 years. Will these be OK to wear straight off or should I be conditioning first with some kind of specific cordovan product. Just afraid they might crack is all.
They’ll probably be fine. I have cordovan pairs I rarely wear much older than that I’ve never conditioned.

Are they comipel or Horween? Do they feel dry anywhere?

If you’re worried use some conditioner. Bick 4 works well. Saphir cordovan cream works well too and is probably easier to get in Europe.
 

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They’ll probably be fine. I have cordovan pairs I rarely wear much older than that I’ve never conditioned.

Are they comipel or Horween? Do they feel dry anywhere?

If you’re worried use some conditioner. Bick 4 works well. Saphir cordovan cream works well too and is probably easier to get in Europe.
Thanks, I haven't received them yet as they're in the post. They're Horween shell. I'll try to gauge the dryness when they arrive.
 

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Thanks, I haven't received them yet as they're in the post. They're Horween shell. I'll try to gauge the dryness when they arrive.
There’s pretty much zero downside to conditioning them when you get them so may as well.
 

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