- Oct 4, 2009
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Had a little accident while being slightly too vigorous in brushing a pair of my Lobbs the other day resulting in the wooden grip of the brush scraping the toe of the right shoe. Hard. As the wood wasn't really smooth or filed down, needless to say, it left some heartbreaking damage to the toe. As the pictures show, apart from the "impact bruises" causing some deep creasing, a small flap of leather has come loose where the brush grip literally tore the upper layer off. Resulting in the shoe equivalent of a scraped knee one would get from falling of a bicycle.
With that analogy (and leather being skin really...), I cleaned the area delicately, put the loose flap back on and put a small layer of cream on top, rubbing it in slowly. Needless to say, that didn't do jack.. and now I'm left deciding whether or not to take it to a cobbler/shoe repair, or to do some DIY at home .. Not sure if I can even find a leather repair kit here in Singapore, or a place that can sort this out... Realistically, i'm probably gonna take it to a cobbler. But i'm just wondering if there's gonna be any issues with polishing that area in the future... sigh.
With that analogy (and leather being skin really...