Schubert Shoe Makeover

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by odoreater, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    Ok, I got my Schubert shoes in the mail about a week ago. The fit of the shoes was okay, but not really better than RTW. But, considering I self-measured and they are wearable, I'm pretty happy. However, the color of the shoes was the ugliest brown I have ever seen. So, I decided to take some rubbing alcohol to them, then bake them in the sun for a few days, then polish them with a weird mixture of tan, brown, blue and cordovan shoe polish, then wax them, freeze them, polish and buff them. These are the results.

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    What do you fellas think?
     


  2. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    Much better!
     


  3. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    odoreater,
    so how does schubert wear?
     


  4. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    odoreater,
    so how does schubert wear?


    I don't know, I haven't really worn them yet. I've been "working on them" since I got them.
     


  5. kronik

    kronik Senior member

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    Definite improvement in the color..

    How will you perform upkeep on that polish job?
     


  6. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That's a vast improvement, Odor. Do you have any pictures of the shoes after you applied the rubbing alcohol?
     


  7. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    They look like a dookie stick in the before picture.

    Now they are nice.
     


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    jml90 Senior member

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    What shoes did you use as a model?
     


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  10. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    Great polish job. How much was the mtm service?
     


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  12. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Is "dookie stick" a technical term?[​IMG]
    Yes. See Caddyshack.
     


  13. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    nice job on the polishing. makes them look at least twice as better now.
     


  14. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    odoreater,
    so how does schubert wear?

    My experience, in limited wear (5-6 wearings, probably) is that they wear ok. The footbed is fairly (hard), so there does not appear to as much "give" as with some other shoes, and thus less conforming of the footbed to your particular foot. There has been a small amount of loosening of the uppers through wear, but nothing major. Overall, I'd say they seem to have held up reasonably well (no strange creasing, no unusually advanced wear on the sole or edging, etc.) As odoreater commented, I've found the fit to be fine, but not significantly better than a well-fitting pair of RTW's.
     


  15. Sartorially Challenged

    Sartorially Challenged Senior member

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    Don't baking in the sun and freezing damage the leather and make it less durable?
     


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