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

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

  1. benhour

    benhour Senior member

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    there is nothing to worrie about!!! sole will be warn off before stitches ll be replaced
    see englade post!! i totally agree with him on that!!! and remember mald is really dificult to make it go away even if you clean it ll come again everytime
     


  2. ScottyBoy920

    ScottyBoy920 Senior member

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    If I apply a toppy over the hole of this sole, would that create any issues in the long run? Or is it a must to get the soles replaced then use the toppy?

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  3. Numbernine

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    To be honest I know of no reason why it would be a problem . I imagine you have your own reasons for not just resoleing as that is the most obvious fix
     


  4. joiji

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    It's not good practice. and tends to allow dirt and such to get into the cork footbed. A resole would be preferable.
     


  5. ScottyBoy920

    ScottyBoy920 Senior member

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    Yeah, I know a resole would be best. Just trying to keep cost down.
     


  6. ScottyBoy920

    ScottyBoy920 Senior member

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    i had a feeling it wouldn't be the best route. Just trying to keep cost down on a thrifted pair of shoes.
     


  7. deburn

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    englade, your shoes look amazing! How do you apply the Lexol? Rub it in with a cloth, leave it to dry and then brush like crazy?

    does your recommendation change if the shoes in question are vintage/second-hand? I have a pair of Florsheim Imperials that look great, but after hearing horror stories about old shell cordovan cracking, I'd like to do whatever I can to condition it.

    Also, could you point me to where you found that quote from Ron Rider (if you have it handy)? Thanks!
     


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  9. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Usually, before Topy is actually applied, cobblers do sand down a very thin layers of sole so that the new surface will be even with the old. Not sure how well Topy will adhere to worn shoes like this, but just simply duck taping over the open wound will prolong their live by many more wears.
     


  10. ScottyBoy920

    ScottyBoy920 Senior member

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    You raise a good point. I mean a toppy over the hole is better than using them with the hole exposed. hmmmmm[​IMG]
     


  11. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    Simply wearing them with an exposed hole is the quickest way to ruin them. I don't know the answer to the topy question either, but you need to do something to them.
     


  12. Numbernine

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    Just 2 med coats wait 5 min between brush coat again brush again wait overnite brush lots more . This where you decide whether to use another product or not
    Ron's statement was just that "as a conditioner for older dry shell neatsfoot oil is better than lexol "
    Saphir cordo cream contains neatsfoot oil few
    Oh yeah I use a rag
     
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    why is it missing like the entire one side...?
     


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