• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Shoe Stain

qbessi

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 19, 2010
Messages
149
Reaction score
8
Best way to remove this shoe stain? Not sure what it is.

 

DWFII

Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Jan 8, 2008
Messages
9,415
Reaction score
4,345
Kind of looks like a water stain. Water stains can sometimes be removed or camouflaged by wetting the whole shoe until the leather is uniformly wet and a uniform colour. Condition with Lexol right over the top of the wet leather and then let dry. It get's trickier with light coloured leathers. Having said that, I am not certain that it's a water stain. I don't believe I have ever seen a water stain leave such a straight, thin line and no evidence of staining further from the "ebb."
 

Cary Grant

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 8, 2008
Messages
9,674
Reaction score
411
Originally Posted by DWFII
Kind of looks like a water stain. Water stains can sometimes be removed or camouflaged by wetting the whole shoe until the leather is uniformly wet and a uniform colour. Condition with Lexol right over the top of the wet leather and then let dry. It get's trickier with light coloured leathers.

Having said that, I am not certain that it's a water stain. I don't believe I have ever seen a water stain leave such a straight, thin line and no evidence of staining further from the "ebb."


I had the same thought. That looks like a manmade mark on the leather, maybe even pre-finish? Are these seconds?
 

Featured Sponsor

What's your favorite pair of shoes to wear with jeans? (Choose two)

  • Boots (Chelsea, Chukkas, Balmorals, etc.)

  • Loafers

  • Work boots (Red Wing, Wolverine, etc.)

  • Monk strap shoes

  • Oxford / Derby shoes

  • Sneakers


Results are only viewable after voting.

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
427,040
Messages
9,190,463
Members
193,054
Latest member
dollar22

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Top