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

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

  1. goodlensboy

    goodlensboy Senior member

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    I also take off my shoes and was thinking the same thing about trees. Depends on the office, but I think it's a bit too much to bring shoe trees to a regular 'office'. On the other hand coat hangers are used everywhere :confused:
     


  2. Winston S.

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    I keep an extra black and brown pair of shoes in the office and they have their own shoe trees. If anything I would remove those shoe trees and put them in the shoes I were wearing that day if I took my shoes off during the day.
     


  3. ducatisteve

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    Thanks for the reply. I might be mistaken, but if you're replying to my question about kudu and AE's waxy leather, I don't think either will take polish very well. So far I've been brushing once every few weeks and saddle soaping roughly annually.
     
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  4. sinnedk

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    thanks for advice, i ordered a deer bone off amazon to test.
     


  5. Odd I/O

    Odd I/O Senior member

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    How many brushes do you guys use? I have black, dark brown, medium brown, light brown and burgundy shoes. One for each colour/shade?
     


  6. stevent

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    I use neatsfoot oil on my 404s, works pretty well though leather is already quite oily
     


  7. Odd I/O

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    I googled this a while ago and it seems that people recommended neatsfoot oil for the kudu if it looks a little dry. Other than that just beat the hell out of them.

    Edit: stevent beat me to it.
     
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  8. ducatisteve

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    Thank you both. The leather is pretty oily already, so usually vigorous brushing will bring out a natural glow. Just always looking for more ways to feed the obsessiveness.
     


  9. patrickBOOTH

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    Yeah I would use neatsfoot oil on kudo as well. A lot of brushing. I wouldn't use saddle soap on them.

    Brushes: I have one brush, then again I only have black shoes. If I didn't have only black shoes I would probably still use one brush. FWIW, I wash my brush maybe once or twice a year with dish soap to remove some of the wax on the bristles.
     
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    What are good products recommended for

    - suede/nubuck, various quality or price ranges
    with tutorials

    - greasy/waxy or special leathers, various quality or price ranges, too.

    Thank you.
     


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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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  13. 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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    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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