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shoe care supply checklist

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by aybojs, May 9, 2005.

  1. NerfArrowstorm

    NerfArrowstorm Member

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    Is it necessary to keep shoes in the trees after they have fully dried out (24-48 hours)?

    I wouldn't think that shoes would form creases or lose their shape from just sitting there as long as they have already slowly dried with a shoe tree inside. :dunno:
     


  2. Irond Will

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    Is it necessary to keep shoes in the trees after they have fully dried out (24-48 hours)?

    I wouldn't think that shoes would form creases or lose their shape from just sitting there as long as they have already slowly dried with a shoe tree inside. :dunno:


    I've seen very old leather shoes that have folded up into something that looks like a jelly roll. Leaving shoes for a few days without a tree is probably fine, but over a long term, they're much better off in a tree.
     


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    Just bought whole bunch of shoe creams, conditions and wax from Franco's. I live in Calgary, Alberta and good creams and conditioners are hard to come by. With the exchange rate and shipping the cost ended up quite a bit larger than I wanted to spend but I consoled myself by saying that these will probably last me a while.

    Ron - thanks for your detailed post - I thought that I did a pretty decent job cleaning my shoe but after reading your post, I realized that I need to spend a little more time doing it.

    A question though - does anyone know of a good cobbler in Calgary? I'm still kinda new in this city and any reference would be helpful. Thank you in advance

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    i use that with a dab of baby oil
     


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    dude that guy takes a lighter to his shoes, I don't think I want to do that to my Lobbs. Can anyone translate whats on that french site?
     


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    FAO Canadians, Shoppers Drug Mart is now stocking Meltonian cream polish...
     


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    I just got my first pair Crocket and Jones in black calf. They are new and unpolished. What should I do to protect them? I have Allen Edmonds shoes polish (the one in the squeezable tubes) and Barker wax polish.
     


  11. Trumpormonkey

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    Sorry to bump this thread (because it's fairly old) but I thought it'd be best to ask my question here.

    I have a bottle of Obenaufs Heavy Duty LP and Black Kiwi Parade Gloss, my shoes (Redwing 9014D in Black) are new and only worn once but not outside, I have a cloth and a brush, etc.

    What should I do to my shoes? (as in shoe care wise) and how should I do it?

    I know it's a pretty newbie question but I'm fairly new to shoe care.
     


  12. The_Foxx

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    I'm sure everyone is sick of me touting this one, but I think this is just about the coolest shoe care kit yet; if you own fine shoes like edward green, crockett & jones, Lobb, etc. this would make a great gift (or gift from yourself to yourself, as I plan to do as soon as the wife moves into our new place in VA....a heavy package will be waiting for pickup)

    wooden shoe kit with Saphir polishes and brushes, $175 plus shipping

    http://www.francos.com/items/item.asp?sku5=56368

    Badass, and will make me happy on saturdays when I crack it open to do the shoe shinin.
     


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    I've read this thread in the past and have since recently ordered a bunch of stuff from Safir. I can't recommend them highly enough. Amazing products, they smell better than all the others out there and I agree with what others have commented, that a little goes a long way.
     


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    anyone got any suggestions on my last post?
     


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