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

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

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    yes, yes. CREPE soles.


    How does one take care of crepe soles?
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The first thing I would do is get them resoled with leather.
     


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    Big fan of crepe, super comfy but it wears out like a bitch...not good longevity.
     


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    lee_44106 Senior member

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    At the Zoo, we sometimes enjoy wearing casual, suede shoes with gum/crepe soles.

    Leather soles are reserved for meeting important people and such.
     


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    ice. freezes/hardens the gum and easy to scrap off using coins.
     


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    what do you mean?
     


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    don't buy them. crepe = cr.pola.
     


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    [​IMG] I was thinking this, but wasn't going to say it.
     


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    I need some new heels on some Crockett Jones suede loafers. I would like to keep the brown dove tail detail. I didn't like how my local guy did the last pair. Does anyone have a recomendation for someone to do it through the mail? B Nelson? Thanks
     


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    Nick is currently working on a pair of my shoes. I don't know of anyone else by mail that I could recommend.
     


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    Have a question, but can horse hair daubers be used with creme/cream polish? Or rather, should they be used?

    I've used horse hair daubers with wax with good results, but creme/cream polishes seem to get rather messy and it never "distributes" the polish quite well. usually, I have to go back with a soft clothe and a lil water and "rub" it in better before brushing. Wondering if anyone else has had similiar issues. (both the dauber and creme was from AE)
     


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    Don't use them. They waste a lot of polish and apply too much. Just use an old t shirt and your finger.
     


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    Excellent deduction. It looks exactly like my 8 yr old son's shoes & boots.
     


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    So, did I understand this right -- you put fat/oil on the outsole to nourish it? If so, how often?
     


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