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

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

  1. kirbya

    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    The Renovator Repair Cream... it applies like a cream (has the consistency of cream) but dries hard. Once it dries, it can only be removed with the Reno'Mat. It is a "permanent solution" for damage.

    Below is a before and after of a pretty badly damaged pair of shoes. After I applied the Renovator Repair Cream, I also added a few coats of cream and wax polish to build up the surface on top of the Renovator Repair Cream.

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  2. kirbya

    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I'd honestly just try a few coats of polish on this to soften it up. Maybe, just maybe, take some very fine sand paper to smooth the leather. But shoe polish should be able to conceal 90% of that scratch. It doesn't look deep enough to warrant using the Renovating Repair Cream.
     


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    Thanks for the info! I hate to say it Kirby, but I think those shoes could use a little more than just repair cream if you know what I mean. ;) :uhoh:
     


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    Maybe just a quick buffing with one of these PB?

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    At least they are a nice color. :devil:
     


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    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Haha. Yes. I wore gloves.

    Disclaimer: These were a customer's shoes!
     
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    Okay thanks for the reply. Just to clarify, should I be using a wax polish for this or cream? Currently I only have cream since I prefer a more matte finish (is it blasphemous to say that here?).
     
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    Should work just fine with cream.
     


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    I'm looking at this on your website. This also works well as edge dressing?
     


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    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Works incredible as edge dressing. Very easy to control.
     


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    Kirby, is that anything like asking your doctor about an embarrassing ailment..."for a friend" ? :)
     


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    Kirby, is that anything like asking your doctor about an embarrassing ailment..."for a friend" ? :)
     


  13. kirbya

    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Ha. No comment.
     


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    Final solution to my discomfort was another pair of the same shoes of the exact same size.

    TrIed the new pair on and the problem left shoe naturally creased in a different way that was much more comfortable. The crease was further forward on the shoe and that made all the difference.

    I will wear the Walnut Strands for the first time today along with a navy suit.
     


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