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

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

  1. OzzyJones

    OzzyJones Senior member

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    You live and learn. Just too keen to play with my new toy box and didn't think!
     


  2. cbfn

    cbfn Senior member

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    Of course, brushing etc. removes a lot of unwanted dust and dirt, but something will always penetrate a little further into the leather and edges which the reno will get out.
     


  3. CTBrummie

    CTBrummie Senior member

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    See, I use my fingers for renovateur and always have done so - the cloth will absorb more than the shoes, otherwise...
     


  4. Crat

    Crat Senior member

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    Plus, you won't have to use nivea on your hands anymore :laugh:

    I usually use one of these for renovateur.
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  5. glenjay

    glenjay Senior member

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    Saphir Renovateur will give you a shine as well because it also contains wax. You could use Renovateur in lieu of neutral polish if you like, but I wouldn't suggest it since Renovateur is really a cleaner and conditioner.

    You should not have to clean your shoes with a cleaner as often as you polish them. There is no real downside to doing it, but there is no real upside either.
     


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    It is rottening like hell and if you put them on your toes will rot too.
    I will take care of them for you, just send them over.
     


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    Just got my shoes and while I love them, it would be nice if they were a tad bit darker brown. If the polish I use is a bit darker than the original leather, will it permanently change it to the darker brown as long as I polish regularly(how often should I polish)?
     


  8. kwhunter

    kwhunter Senior member

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    every 10-15 wears.
     


  9. irelentless

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    k thanks, so the polish will turn them darker?
     


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    ezlau Senior member

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    Chris Crat, what maker are those shoes you polished in your video? Lobbs? Looks beautiful.
     


  11. Tesla

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    So it seems my left foot is smaller than my right one, since the left shoe is showing awful creases and the right one almost none,

    what do you do guys to compensate this? what is the best thing to do?
     


  12. dbhdnhdbh

    dbhdnhdbh Senior member

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    I think the real answer may be "learn to love the creases".

    As you say, the asymmetry in creasing occurs because your feet are asymmetric. You can reduce the effect with tight fitting shoe trees, and Nick Valenti of B Nelson shoes posted his method for reducing creases in shoes. However, I assume that any creases so smoothed will start to return as soon as you start walking again. Shoes crease. Learn to love it.
     


  13. silentfox74

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    Just got some Saphir Renovateur and neutral cream...coming from a long time kiwi user, this is just a whole new level. Definitely sold on Saphir.
     


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    Do you guys recommend putting on a coat of polish and using cleaner/conditioner before wearing a new pair of shoes for the first time?
     


  15. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Why? It works.

    Also, acetone and bleach works as well for creating a real patina instead of the cream painted meh. Not for the feint hearted shoe collectors.
     


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