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Shoe Question

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by DShareef, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. DShareef

    DShareef Senior member

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    How soon after conditioning can I apply polish?

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  2. NoVaguy

    NoVaguy Senior member

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    How soon after conditioning can I apply polish?

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    Exactly 9 minutes and 33 seconds later. Too soon, and your shoes will combust. Too late, and they'll melt.

    Honestly, I have no idea. If I am conditioning the shoes, I just do a two or three pairs of shoes at once, work my way down, and then come back and apply the polish. It usually works out fine.
     


  3. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Basically, I think that as long as the shoe's dry you're ok.
     


  4. Charley

    Charley Senior member

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    My best advice - worth less than $.02 probably - is to try to put the polish on while the conditioner is still a bit damp. Wipe the shoe with a slightly damp cloth to remove the dirt and dust. Then apply the conditioner - should result in a bit more "dampness" to the shoe. Then polish with cream polish for me - others use the harder wax. I do believe that the slightly damp shoe will have a more open leather pore, allowing the polish to penetrate better. But, by damp, I do not mean to insist that they be "wet".
     


  5. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    I would say wait overnight and then polish. Let the lotion soak in first.
     


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    So, to synthesize what's already been said in this thread, you can either apply the polish pretty soon after the conditioner so that the shoes are still a bit damp, or, you can wait a really long time to make sure that the shoes are fully dry.

    My suggestion, trial and error and see what works best.
     


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