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

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

  1. name

    name Senior member

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    I have CDBs in this particular finish

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    and strangely they get super dusted after treading with simple (Doc Martens) dubbin. Strangely my greasy/ways Docs are just fine with this treatment.
     
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    name Senior member

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    Just to make this one complete:

    - Proper care for canvas shoes? (No washing machine)

    - How to make the side of the plastic sole like new again on (sneaker) shoes? Regular bath soap did not do the trick

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Schweino

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    Lukewarm water, shampoo and a brush is how I do it (just like suede)

    Watch out if the canvas is light colored since the leather lining might stain it after it has become wet.
     
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    I use liquid dish detergent, mixed with a little warm water. Lightly scrub with an old toothbrush, then wipe with a damp cloth and allow to dry.
     
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  5. Munky

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    I've always put my Nike Air-max trainers in a pillowcase and in the washing machine. After that - out of the pillowcase - I tumble dry them. Both of these activities on low heat settings. The trainers always come up like new. Obviously, you can't do this too often but, then, trainers don't really need cleaning very often.
     
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    Is it possible to use saphir renovateur and saphir cream on top of saphir wax polish? I ask this because when i use the wax it seems to create a 'boundary', preventing anything from being absorbed into the leather. Is it necessary to remove the wax every time i want to nourish my shoes? Also does anyone have any good methods to remove pate du lux, i'v been experimenting with an old pair of shoe i don't love anymore and lexol, alcohol (gin) and saddle soap doesn't do anything (i know renomat works wonders but it's a bit harsh and i hate handling the stuff)
     
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    Essentially any good conditioner will be able to penetrate the wax if it isn't caked on too much, such as Lexol, Bick4, or, *ahem" Glenkaren, but in general wax should only really be built up on parts of the shoe than done flex like the toe and heel where conditioning isn't as essential to the longevity of the shoe. Conditioner and cream polish and very, small amounts of wax on the vamp is all that you should do. Frequent conditioning of the toe and heel isn't necessary, honestly.
     
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    Crust leather + St. Crispins + Glenkaren = :slayer:

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    nice shoes Patrick with very beautiful shine!! i think the direct sunlight makes them look less shiny than they really are!!! [​IMG]
     
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    You make a very good point, its very rare to see cracking on those areas of the shoe. Thank you for the advice
     
  11. Lear

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    568 pages in this thread :eh: I'm not reading all that. So, how do I look after my shoes?

    Lear
     
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    Real funny.
     
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    Way of the mirror, Lear. Way of the mirror.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Ordered the Collonil goat hair brush. $15.40 & $15.00 for shipping! :fu:
     
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    'So, how do I look after my shoes?'


    Well, Mr Lear, I for one think you look very good, after your shoes.
     
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    is it possible to have a beveled waist/fiddleback on a double sole shoe? or only single sole?
     
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    well said Munky
     
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