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

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

  1. OREO

    OREO Senior member

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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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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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]
     
  5. OREO

    OREO Senior member

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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
     
  6. Lear

    Lear Senior member

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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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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    well said Munky
     
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