Question on shoe cream -- gravati shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by JohnMS, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. JohnMS

    JohnMS Senior member

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    I have a pair of Gravati shoes in a deep brown.  The shoes are a split toe with contrast stitching, therefore I use a neutral shoe cream to polish the shoes.

    I've noticed that if I polish the shoes and then wait a few days to wear them, that I get a light white haze on the shoes, mostly in the creases, but only on other parts of the shoe.  I thought there was a problem with the shoe cream, but on other shoes I don't seem to get the same problem.

    Any recommendations?  Is there perhaps a problem with the shoe leather?  The shoes have only been worn a few times.

    Thanks for any input.

    By the way, the shoe cream I'm using is Synovia from Nordstrom. Is there perhaps a better choice that is widely available?
     
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    kidkim2 Senior member

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    I've only encountered this problem with shell cordovan, which neutral shoe cream should never be allowed to touch. But presumably your Gravatis are made of calfskin. Mystery. . . .
     

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