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Shoe porn pics- question

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nelly, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. nelly

    nelly Senior member

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    Hi everyone, I just joined over from the GQ style forum but I've actually been reading the threads here for a while.

    I was just wondering how in all the shoe porn pics, the soles of your shoes never seem scuffed. Just perfect smooth leather! Are those just always new shoes or re-soled ones?

    On a similar note, can anyone recommend any brand of shoe care products I can get online (cleaning, conditioning and polishing). I'll try to post some of my shoes up later on. Thanks.
     
  2. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    We don't wear our shoes. $800-1500 shoes are simply purchased for the opportunity to take pics and post on this board. The everyday shoe of choice on this forum is Kenneth Cole [​IMG]


    P.S. you can get Saphir shoe polish at plal.com or ebay. Many consider it the best shoe polish.
     
  3. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    We don't wear our shoes. $800-1500 shoes are simply purchased for the opportunity to take pics and post on this board. The everyday shoe of choice on this forum is Kenneth Cole [​IMG]


    P.S. you can get Saphir shoe polish at plal.com or ebay. Many consider it the best shoe polish.


    Shhh! Don't tell the interlopers our secrets! Blast it! There goes the lid off our WHOLE OPERATION! [​IMG]

    The reasons are probably that we all end up acting like excited 7 years olds with new toys once we get the shoes and start taking masses of photos. Err, or it is just me [​IMG]
    Plus polishing leather soles and feeding them properly can help maintain them in good shape.
     
  4. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    We don't wear our shoes. $800-1500 shoes are simply purchased for the opportunity to take pics and post on this board. The everyday shoe of choice on this forum is Kenneth Cole [​IMG]

    wait a d@mn minute!!! i thought its the other way around?! wasn't it supposed to be the kenneth coles are the display shoes?!!
     
  5. rnoldh

    rnoldh Senior member

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    We don't wear our shoes. $800-1500 shoes are simply purchased for the opportunity to take pics and post on this board. The everyday shoe of choice on this forum is Kenneth Cole [​IMG]


    P.S. you can get Saphir shoe polish at plal.com or ebay. Many consider it the best shoe polish.


    I do wear my $800-1500 shoes often. But then I use Photoshop to retouch pictures when I post them.

    Like others, my shoe of choice is Kenneth Cole, but don't forget Mario Brutini's for that special occasion!

    As for polish, I use "Nugget Liquid Wax"!
     
  6. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    Most forum member actually go barefoot until it starts to snow.
     
  7. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    Okay, okay children... yes, most people take their shoe porn pics before the shoes have been scuffed in. AFAIK, most people then do actually wear the shoes, though I'm sure some just sit and admire them all day. And with the sheer quantity of shoes that some members have, it must take them a really, really long time to actually get a single pair looking worn, assuming they break out every pair once in a while.

    For shoe care products, I like Lincoln wax (and other stuff), Meltonian cream polish, and Lexol cleaner/conditioner, and all of them can be found online. But I buy mine locally, so I don't have a source handy.

    And welcome to the forum.
     
  8. lakewolf

    lakewolf Senior member

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    Both are true, even if my shoes are not that expensive, I took the pictures when they were new, and also I have some that I use very seldom so they still look as new... I have 15 pairs..
     
  9. Dragon

    Dragon Senior member

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    One time I forgot to take pictures when my shoes were brand new...that alone ruined my day [​IMG]
     
  10. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    my wife once caught me in the room shining my brown 10-1/2's.
     
  11. topmanshoes

    topmanshoes New Member

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    Hi,
    I guess no one would be bothered by worn sole of shoes. Besides, is the shoes dat attract people to buy. Never the sole.

    Also to new shoes are better left on the display shelf. A person will only take a photo of his/her new shoes only when he have plenty of shoes in the shoe box.
     
  12. jmatt

    jmatt Senior member

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    Besides, is the shoes dat attract people to buy. Never the sole.
    Actually, this is wrong. Search for discussions on "bevelled waist." Often, the sole makes the entire difference in a shoe choice.
     
  13. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Senior member

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    Or the excellent shoe department at Francos, online or in person in Richmond, Virginia.
     
  14. grimslade

    grimslade Senior member

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    Here's the real thing. Members show off their new shoes here seeking affirmation after having made a substantial purpose. Most, if not all, would get blank stares from their significant others, or chuckles from their co-workers, if they said, "Hey, look at my new handgrades! Nice beveled waist, eh?" My father-in-law recently told me that he never spends more than $100 on a pair of shoes, ever.

    Here forumites can find someone who might actually understand why they just splashed out on a pair of EGs.
     
  15. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Senior member

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    Well said. Some people just don't appreciate these things, but here we find refuge and appreciation of the finer details.
     

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