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**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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    Anything is possible, but it would be slippery as hell. I certainly wouldn't do it.
     


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    fritzl Senior member

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    you're a funny dude

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    you need more?
     
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    fritzl Senior member

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    no
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No to you. It depends on your gait. Regular taps make me slip like crazy.

    I have recently stopped caring about taps on heels and wearing heels. Over the years I have noticed if you get high quality heels by the time they are noticeably worn down so is the sole of the shoe so just get the heels and soles replaces all together.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Oh, and people who walk with metal taps on their heels on the street, and in an office sound like assholes.
     


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    fritzl Senior member

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    horses for courses.
     


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    fritzl Senior member

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    i'm sorry for your experience. nvm.
     


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    Re: slipping ,

    I find that even now, with rubber dove-tailed toplifts that the shoes are slippery, until I scuff up the sole (most often on purpose)

    I was just curious why flushed metal heel taps are not done, considering all the other extraneous pimpering that are done (sole edge dressing, polishing/conditioning soles....etc)
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Why don't we metal plate the entire bottom of the shoes?
     


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    Just going to leave this here partick.
     


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    HI all

    I am new to the forum and shoe care, but have recently purchased a pair of brown Church's brogues (S/H) and begun to restore/polish them.

    1. Renomat
    2. Reno
    3. Saphir brown cream x 3
    4. Saphir MDO brown wax

    In trying to shine the toe caps I keep hitting up against the same issue (see photo) of a damp stain / patch appearing on applying polish. Even with no water, the polish still seems to make the dark mark. I waited for it to dry overnight and tried again - same thing happened.

    Can anybody advise whats happening here and what my best course of action is to get a mirror shine.

    I would also appreciate any input on what this leather is - I am assuming calf but if its polished binder that may explain?

    Thanks..
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    See what I mean? This is every 10 posts.
     


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    How has this been answered 40 million times?

    Just looking for some advice, and thought this was the place I was most likely to get it..

    To date I've read 168 pages of this thread but certainly haven't seen anything along these lines.

    Sorry to have bothered you.
     


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    Ignore all of that. You're in the right place. At least you did some reading. I'm not a shoe care expert, but I had a damp rough patch work itself up when I was doing a pair once, I had to switch away from the polish and go straight to saphir wax for the mirror shine. Try getting the shoe back to base level. Light reno. ONE coat of polish, just for color, and then use the wax+water technique for your shine. If i'm reading you right, the patch comes up from the polish portion. So cut that part out, at least down to only one coat, and see what you get. It's important to not put too much stuff on at once, you CAN overdo it if you keep thinking your starting over by going back to reno, but aren't getting the built up layers off... it's asking for trouble. So try that: light reno, one polish, wax+water technique the rest of the way to the shine.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I am saying search the thread. Everything he needs is in this thread.
     


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