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

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

  1. SomethingsFishy

    SomethingsFishy Senior Member

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    How do I un-squish these beauties I got off eBay today? Right now all I've got is a pair of shoe trees with a crappy low vamp + newspaper stuffing. I know the shoe snob suggested dunking shoes in water and blasting them with a heat gun while treed to erase similar deformations in leather shoes, but it seems unwise to plop a pair of suede shoes in water...

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    On a sidenote, I'm now in the market for good shoe trees that'll fit in an 9.5D US from EG :p
     
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  2. chogall

    chogall Distinguished Member

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    Just wear them a few times and they will be back to normal shape
     


  3. Munky

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    The softening of the sides of two pairs of shoes is going well, using Saphir Shoe Eze. I've taken your advice, Chogall, and conditioned the (leather) shoes after each use of the spray (once the shoes haven't been worn for a few days). The suede doesn't need any more attention. There are no marks left on either pairs of shoes.

    The secret, if there is one, seems to be to use this sort of spray slowly, over time. The effects are impressive. The suede shoes are now very comfortable to wear and the leather shoes are coming on.
     
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  4. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Distinguished Member

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    EG makes trees. If you want an alternative, I find Epic trees to also fit well.
     


  5. Schweino

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    For those who want to know what happened afterwards.

    I sent them back to the Barker's factory and they mailed the following:

    "We have received your shoes for repair and after inspection we find that the ribbing (a material used in the construction of the sole) has been stitched to far back at the flex point on the right shoe, which in turn causes the leather upper to roll back.

    We can resolve the problem by way of resoling and re-heeling the shoe which will be carried out free of charge."

    Seems like I will still be able to enjoy them afterall.
     


  6. Munky

    Munky Distinguished Member

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    That's a great result! Congratulation!
     


  7. Munky

    Munky Distinguished Member

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    er..congratulations, plural...
     


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    Good outcome and awesome service from Barker.
     


  9. basilios

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    Howd all,

    I'm thinking of getting the Saphir Mahagoni cream so that i can keep that slight redish tint to my Indy 403's

    Has anyone else used this colour cream? was hopping to see some pictures of how it looks on the actual shoes.
     


  10. MoneyWellSpent

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    Thanks for the follow up, good to know what the problem was.
     


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    the color is a little bit strange! when ever i have used it, it looked strange afterwards and i had to clean it
     
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  12. Munky

    Munky Distinguished Member

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    No one has mentioned Reno Mat for a couple of months. Once upon a time you could't move in here for references to it.
     


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    Thanks for the info! I was going to order online, but I'll wait to see the colour in person before I buy it.
     


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    Sorry to disappoint you. These pictures are going on my Tumblr today. Happy?

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    Have you cared for your shoes today.
     


  15. Munky

    Munky Distinguished Member

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    Haha! A Fine Pair of Shoes has this useful (but unreadable) cleaning map on their website.

    Happy cleaning!
     


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