**The Official Shoe Care Thread: Tutorials, Photos, etc.**

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr. Moo, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    this. i love posts, where people who start, stock up on saphir for around threehundred bucks, read some posts and think they are ready to go... so nice.
     


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    Very nice! Though the steel toe plates on my Lobbs are inset into the leather sole and hence flush, I see yours are attached straight on to the sole surface, and the toppy aligns to the raised adge of the steel plate.
     


  3. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    you do not understand the concept, do you?

    get you some mink oil, shoe grease, dubbin, whatever you want, treat your soles regularly and you're set.

    btw, a good fit is more important to sole wearing from my personal experience.
     


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    chiggah Senior member

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    What can I use to darken my clarks beeswax ?

    I wiped it with a damp cloth a tad too hard and the coating is lighter in colour now

    Would saphir renovateur be a good option ? Or go for a obenauf LP?

    Was planning to get a bottle of saphir renovateur
     
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  5. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    obenauf.

    reno is a cleanser.
     


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    Does lard work?
     


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    probably would actually. although might go rancid.

    in any case all the local canines would be lovin' you and your shoes!
     


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    Yes really. I use a cloth to apply to smooth leather and brogues then follow up with the dauber to get product into all the holes. To date, I've suffered no ill effect. I even use kiwi, that you must approve of.
     


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    Well not really, I use dauber to spread the wax evenly specially on broques. It is useful to remove the unwanted wax in the holes which if left will attract dirt all the more..
     


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    +1, you need to start over and start applying thin layers of wax probably in a slightly darker shade...
     


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    I use leatherique Rejuvinator followed by their cleanser primarily because I buy their big bottles to use in my cars. 10+ years and the car seats look like new...

    I also use some shoe cream on the soles when in the mood, makes me feel good :D
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You shouldn't really be getting wax in the holes to begin with. You might be using too much wax if that is what is happening. Buffing with the horsehair brush will lift out most any remnants that gets in there.
     


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    fritzl Senior member

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    there was a little misunderstanding. i use old socks to apply wax or cream, but i see nothing wrong with the daubers. i use them when treating the soles and edges.

    yes, i'm a happy camper with kiwi. tried saphir wax recently. well, if one needs it to feel better, do it. no worries.
     


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    sounds good. understood, the leather quality of the soles is another factor.
     


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    But why stop there, add a third stage to your process of using a toothpick to get the product into the gimping too. I guarantee you won't notice any ill effect.
     


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