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

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

  1. Aidan K

    Aidan K Senior member

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    Thank you very much, I hope so too!
     
  2. NeedStyleHelp

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    Not quite sure if this is the right thread, so forgive me if I'm wrong.

    Does anyone have any advice for the best fitting shoe trees for a pair of gucci loafers size Gucci 7?
     
  3. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    Any generic tree with the correct size will work.
     
  4. doopdoop

    doopdoop Well-Known Member

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    do i need a large horsehair buffing brush or just a small jar/spreading brushing if i plan on applying saphir renovateur and obenauf's lp to my indy boots w/ no polish? i'm not technically buffing right? so do i need a big brush? any cheaper recommendations?

    isn't the horsehair brush designed to clean dirt off initially. after that, can't i just use a sock?
     
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  5. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    you can probably pick up a large brush for less than $10. If you really can't spend that you can just apply by hand and buff with a cloth.
     
  6. Benjaminba

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    I bought some new boots, but I'm not completely satisfied with the color. I searched through this thread, but it's pretty huge, and most of what I found was about antiquing or dyeing.

    I would like the boots to be slightly darker and more red, like in the second picture. It sounds like it should be possible to just use a Saphir cream polish? Would that be enough?

    The color should be even though. I'm not going for an antique/patina look with these. If it's possible, do you think the Saphir mahogany cream would be the best choice?


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  7. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    Yes, evenly apply a darker polish, a few times, will do the trick.
     
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  8. Yowzer

    Yowzer Senior member

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    I'm using the mahogany cream for a pair of AS Cherry. It gives a reddish brown hue. Suggest you should give it a shot.
     
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  9. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    I use mahogany as well.
     
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  10. Benjaminba

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    Thanks! Will try that and report back later on how it turns out [​IMG]
     
  11. OlafG

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    If I buy Saphir insoles for my shoes, should I remove them when I'm inserting the shoe trees?
     
  12. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    the insoles re quick thin, I don't think they will stretch the shoes, I leave my insoles in.
     
  13. OlafG

    OlafG Senior member

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    Okay, thanks. I'm going to try a pair to see if they give me better support for my flat feet.
     
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    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Don't think it's necessary.
     
  15. untouchable123

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    Noticed the other day my CJ Conistons have some damage from my heel that is pulling apart the heel from the inside (see pic) I was planning on getting another winters use before a resole so rather not send them in just yet, any ideas what I can do to repair this so it doesn't get any worse?

    [​IMG]Andy
     
  16. chogall

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    Your local cobbler could reinforce them by gluing a piece of leather.

    Don't think this would be fixed during a typical resole.
     
  17. doopdoop

    doopdoop Well-Known Member

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    I just bought a brand new pair of Alden Indy Natural CXL. When should I apply Obenauf's LP and Venetian Shoe Cream? Which should I apply first...if both are applied at once?
     
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  18. benhour

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    venetian first cause if you put obenauf's first because of his oily consistency ll keep out of the shoe the venetians beneficial ingredients!
    (that's the reason i can think) maybe glenjay can give a more accurate explanation!!

    btw obenaufs tends to darken the color as far as i have seen
     
  19. patrickBOOTH

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    Put some conditioner on it and ignore it. That is what I would do.
     
  20. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    I tend to agree. I've seen something similar in my shoes, and have found that conditioning mitigates it. Assuming your shoes fit properly, and your heel is rubbing excessively when you walk, then the leather is probably just dry and in need of some attention.
     

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