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

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

  1. cathpah

    cathpah Senior member

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    Ugh...that's sorta my fear. I didn't have to scrub hard at all with the saddle soap to get the scuff off, so I'm surprised that that's the case.

    I wonder if I can conceal this issue with any sort of polish or other product. Anyone? I *love* the color of these boots, and they've been discontinued for a couple years.
     
  2. Munky

    Munky Senior member

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    Just a quickie. I understand the need for shoes that have been worn to have a period of 'resting' before they are worn again. My question is this: how soon after taking off a pair of shoes should you think about polishing them? I realise that this is not an exact science, but I would appreciate some thoughts on this.
     
  3. patrickBOOTH

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    I would think it beneficial to condition them right after wearing. My idea is that they are still warm from your feet and wear and that can help remove some wax build-up and aid in penetration of the conditioning oils.
     
  4. benhour

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    hahaha yes but consider that i am doing this for a long long time and this is not my first attemp!
    thank you very much
    thank you glenjay!!


    thanks for your kinde words
     
  5. benhour

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    yes in a closer look at the photo!! (zoom in a lot) it looks like more as a drink stain!!( cola-wine-wisky something like that) !! +1 to process !! you can try after renomat a leather soap to see if it can go away!!
    http://www.valmour.com/cleaning-products/stain-remover-hussard-spray-leather-and-textiles,220
    i had the same problem once in the past with an oily cream and i used an oil degreaser and the spots have gone!! you can use this product or some other oil degreaser cleaner(maybe colorless cleaning dish soape it is really efective)
     
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  6. Munky

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    Thanks for your reply on when to condition shoes after wearing, Patrick.
     
  7. benhour

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    yes heat ll help but on the other hand i am thinking that if you wear them they ll get wet for perspiration and as water is oleofobic that wont help oils to penetrate!!mmmm mistery!! i useally condition them when they are completelly dry!most of the time before wearing! but i really dont know if that makes any diference!! [​IMG]
     
  8. BootSpell

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    Bumping this to see if anyone can provide any input/assistance. I tried only Reno and it didn't do anything for the spot.
     
  9. MrDV

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    i will order renomatt this week. thanks for your advice glenjay.
    i have leather soap and will give it a try. thanks for the advice benhour.
     
  10. benhour

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    i dont have a lot experience on shell !! the only thing i can recommend is (as MrRider said in the past) use renomat to clean the surface and then aplay a cordovan cream !!
    i would recommend use the collor matching the stain or a darker one and aplay!! i think this ll cover up the stain!!
    hope i helped a little bit
     
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    Thanks benhour. I'm still afraid of renomat as I've never used it but it might come to that. Maybe I'll try some cream as you suggest first before I try renomat. Much appreciate the input.
     
  12. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    how long do you guys wait between coating/brushing for shoe cream/wax and buffing with a brush? and how many coats do you typically put?
     
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    Thank you for your kind words. I assumed that the general consensus on this board (or at least in this thread) was to appreciate the work and time it takes. Of course the time I invested is directly reflecting my inexperience, but how is one otherwise supposed to learn?

    Thank you again.
     
  14. jasonmx3

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    Can anyone please tell me if this kind of rubber toe tap will affect the integrity of the shoe. It seems that the cobbler would need to cut the stitching at the front of the shoe to put these taps on since it is flush with the sole (pictures follow):



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    He also does screwed-on metal toe taps, but the rubber ones seem more discrete and gives added traction.

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    Lastly, would it still be possible to have the shoes re-crafted (say, by AE) if I have the rubber taps done?

    Thanks!
     
  15. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    Toe caps will not affect the integrity of the sole, but some brands will not recraft the shoe if it's been modified like that, I think.
     
  16. jasonmx3

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    Thanks, Wurger. So cutting the stitching like that (like in the first picture) would not weaken the sole -- at least the front portion? Sorry if I seem skeptical, I just want to make sure since that seems a bit counter-intuitive.
     
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  17. othertravel

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    What do you guys think of this boot?

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  18. SoGent

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    similar to an EG i have . . . . who is it ?
     
  19. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

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    Ferragamo "Altor". Can get it on discount; very sturdy construction.
     
  20. David Copeland

    David Copeland Senior member

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    You can go to www.hangerproject.com , and click on the LIVE CHAT to get the owner (Kirby) and paste in the web link to the picture here - then ask. Or, you can go to Kirby's topic HERE.

    All my best,

    David
     

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