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Hello hivemind!

I brought out these boots for the first time since March. They looked absolutely flawless when i put them on and during the whole day. This morning I woke up to find them in this condition.

I thought that I hade removed all the salt and shit from last year when I put them into hibernation but I was clearly wrong. My question to you is

• How do I get rid of the salt completely
• How much damage has this potentially caused my shoes.

Thanks in advance

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Water and white vinegar 50/50 mix.
hard rubbing with a cloth.
 

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Hello hivemind!

I brought out these boots for the first time since March. They looked absolutely flawless when i put them on and during the whole day. This morning I woke up to find them in this condition.

I thought that I hade removed all the salt and shit from last year when I put them into hibernation but I was clearly wrong. My question to you is

• How do I get rid of the salt completely
• How much damage has this potentially caused my shoes.

Thanks in advance

View attachment 1689565
I don't think those are salt stains, I think that's dried and caked wax/polish
 

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Hello all,

I'm in the process of rebuilding my closet and I'm to the point where I'm trying to figure out a good visually appealing way to store my shoes. I've been luck to be able to accumulate ~30 pair of shoes from a lot of the "Big Names" and I want to build a storage solution that does right by them. Right now they're stored on some crummy wire racks I've got angled at 45 degrees. It does the job but isn't very attractive. I've done some searching around but haven't found anything that clicks.

I'm an amateur woodworker and can recreate just about anything (to varying degrees of success). If you've got pictures of shoes well stored I'd love to see them. I could make boxes for them all but that's not really the aesthetic that I'm going for. Ideally some kind of interesting rack but I'm really open to anything. I have a walk-in closet but it's not massive.

Lighting is theoretically possible but difficult due to the difficulty of pulling wires in my house. I spent several hours in my stupidly hot attic to pull wire for my under-shelf lights and I'd be happy to never go up there again.
 

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Any advice for taking care of shoes with natural "white" edged soles / storm welts? If one would like to use dark coloured creams and waxes, there's always a change that the natural edge gets ruined. Do you guys protect the edges somehow before applying care products?
 

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Any advice for taking care of shoes with natural "white" edged soles / storm welts? If one would like to use dark coloured creams and waxes, there's always a change that the natural edge gets ruined. Do you guys protect the edges somehow before applying care products?
You can wipe away any spot of cream you got on there pretty quick and the natural sole edge (which I assume you mean isn't white, but leather coloured) will not be pigmented.

Cream polish doesn't really stain right off the bat. It takes a bit too sink in.
 

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You can wipe away any spot of cream you got on there pretty quick and the natural sole edge (which I assume you mean isn't white, but leather coloured) will not be pigmented.

Cream polish doesn't really stain right off the bat. It takes a bit too sink in.
Sounds reasonable and I assume that brushing after cream / wax polish in its own won't stain the edges either?
 

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Sounds reasonable and I assume that brushing after cream / wax polish in its own won't stain the edges either?
The only time I've gotten the brush to show substantial staining was when I did it over the white on a pair of spectators. That was a ***** to clean.

My suggestion is: Be careful when you brush to avoid the edge getting a ton of the brush there. It isn't that hard if you use a smaller horse hair brush.

And again: be sure to wipe the edge afterwards to avoid the pigment.
 

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Hello all,

I'm in the process of rebuilding my closet and I'm to the point where I'm trying to figure out a good visually appealing way to store my shoes. I've been luck to be able to accumulate ~30 pair of shoes from a lot of the "Big Names" and I want to build a storage solution that does right by them. Right now they're stored on some crummy wire racks I've got angled at 45 degrees. It does the job but isn't very attractive. I've done some searching around but haven't found anything that clicks.

I'm an amateur woodworker and can recreate just about anything (to varying degrees of success). If you've got pictures of shoes well stored I'd love to see them. I could make boxes for them all but that's not really the aesthetic that I'm going for. Ideally some kind of interesting rack but I'm really open to anything. I have a walk-in closet but it's not massive.

Lighting is theoretically possible but difficult due to the difficulty of pulling wires in my house. I spent several hours in my stupidly hot attic to pull wire for my under-shelf lights and I'd be happy to never go up there again.
I don't have a pretty closet collection for my shoes, but I have basically stacked these ikea shoe racks which are much nicer than the wire mesh ones.


I have the one with the wooden tops.
 

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Hello all,

I'm in the process of rebuilding my closet and I'm to the point where I'm trying to figure out a good visually appealing way to store my shoes. I've been luck to be able to accumulate ~30 pair of shoes from a lot of the "Big Names" and I want to build a storage solution that does right by them. Right now they're stored on some crummy wire racks I've got angled at 45 degrees. It does the job but isn't very attractive. I've done some searching around but haven't found anything that clicks.

I'm an amateur woodworker and can recreate just about anything (to varying degrees of success). If you've got pictures of shoes well stored I'd love to see them. I could make boxes for them all but that's not really the aesthetic that I'm going for. Ideally some kind of interesting rack but I'm really open to anything. I have a walk-in closet but it's not massive.

Lighting is theoretically possible but difficult due to the difficulty of pulling wires in my house. I spent several hours in my stupidly hot attic to pull wire for my under-shelf lights and I'd be happy to never go up there again.
Hanging rack for the back of the door for sneakers and slip ons.
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I had semi-limited space so I built up instead of wide - the right side I opted for shorter bins and keep boots on that side with short jackets and vests over those. On the left side of the closet I have my overcoats so some boots on the floor beneath those but no bins. A few pairs that aren’t worn as often up above in their boxes and bags, pairs that are worn even less often than those are in a separate closet in their boxes and bags. For lighting I opted for battery powered LED lights with a smart switch. Given you’re a wood worker this is one of the better solutions I’ve seen. @j ingevaldsson closet goals.
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I had semi-limited space so I built up instead of wide - the right side I opted for shorter bins and keep boots on that side with short jackets and vests over those. On the left side of the closet I have my overcoats so some boots on the floor beneath those but no bins. A few pairs that aren’t worn as often up above in their boxes and bags, pairs that are worn even less often than those are in a separate closet in their boxes and bags. For lighting I opted for battery powered LED lights with a smart switch. Given you’re a wood worker this is one of the better solutions I’ve seen. @j ingevaldsson closet goals. View attachment 1690956
Thanks, this is interesting! I'm more inclined to the latter design. I've got space and I'm in a situation where cost or time doesn't really have a huge bearing on my decision. This is a project I'm doing for fun and am in no hurry.

When I was in Barcelona at the Carmina store they had an interesting arrangement:
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The picture is crummy but you get the gist. Of all the shoe stores I've been in, this is the only one I have a picture of. Now that I live in a very casual city I can't go to any of the fancy stores I used to frequent to steal ideas. I kind of like the idea of having the shoes isolated to ensure that air can get all around to aid the drying of the soles. I've been thinking about two parallel rods for the heel ridge and toe but packaging it all in a visually pleasing manner hasn't come to me just yet.
 

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Thanks, this is interesting! I'm more inclined to the latter design. I've got space and I'm in a situation where cost or time doesn't really have a huge bearing on my decision. This is a project I'm doing for fun and am in no hurry.

When I was in Barcelona at the Carmina store they had an interesting arrangement:
View attachment 1691017
The picture is crummy but you get the gist. Of all the shoe stores I've been in, this is the only one I have a picture of. Now that I live in a very casual city I can't go to any of the fancy stores I used to frequent to steal ideas. I kind of like the idea of having the shoes isolated to ensure that air can get all around to aid the drying of the soles. I've been thinking about two parallel rods for the heel ridge and toe but packaging it all in a visually pleasing manner hasn't come to me just yet.
If space isn’t an issue - This built in set up is the one I’ve got saved for a closet whenever I’ve got the space.
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If space isn’t an issue - This built in set up is the one I’ve got saved for a closet whenever I’ve got the space. View attachment 1691019
Yes, that looks very nice. Space is somewhat of an issue but I'm definitely not overly limited. Ultimately I'm looking to get some inspiration and adjust it to make something that works in my closet. I can definitely see some interesting pieces to take from that picture. I wonder if those pulls at the bottom are drawers or if they pull out trays on which those boots sit? Lots of fun things to think about and engineering challenges to address!
 

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Got a pair of dainite soled boots quite muddy and caked on the soles. Any suggestions on how to easily clean the dainite of the mud? I don't like walking around with mud caked soles.
 

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Got a pair of dainite soled boots quite muddy and caked on the soles. Any suggestions on how to easily clean the dainite of the mud? I don't like walking around with mud caked soles.
Pressure hose, if you don’t have one then the car wash pressurize should do it. Given that these boots aren’t suede or anything. Personally, I’d probably still do it if it were my suede shoes or boots. I spray them with tarrago
 

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