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

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

  1. SWRT

    SWRT Active Member

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    Do you happen to know the process used to do this?
    Gauging from the fact that you make shoes I'm assuming
    you've probably done it a time or two, but I could be wrong.
     
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  2. SWRT

    SWRT Active Member

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    No problem, glad I could help.
     
  3. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    I assume you mean the outsole edge. It's a liquid wax with some water based dyes. It's applied to the edge of your outsole with a brush of some kind, most commonly shaped like a toothbrush.

    Sometimes changing the colour...like when going from brown to black...doesn't even require that the old wax be removed.

    Once the new wax is dry, it is ironed on with heat. Done...simple as that.
     
  4. SWRT

    SWRT Active Member

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    Doesn't seem too challenging then. Is the liquid wax like a sealant?
    It seems like that part of the shoe would receive the most water.

    Perhaps I'll try this on an old pair of shoes. Seems interesting. I
    tend to like the light colored sole edges against some leathers.
    Thanks, man :)
     
  5. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    It's a sealant when it's ironed into the fibers of the leather. Or if you want to do this at home, you can just buy a substitute which is fundamentally lacquer...not really wax based.
     
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    bennyy Well-Known Member

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    There is pink discoloratoin on the soles, what is this? How can I clean this? I just received these brand new from the store too...
     
  7. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Just speculating...but it might be black dye--some black dyes are red based.
     
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    Munky Senior member

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    Excuse me. I have just bought a pair of Herring, calf leather, Goodyear welted brogues. They were made in Brazil...what are people's thoughts about shoes made in Brazil? Clearly, they have a lot of cattle about.
     
  9. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Not short of materials I'd imagine Munky. Pics would be luverly to look at, any chance?
     
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    Munky Senior member

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    Hello Cleav, I am probably the only person left who doesn't have a mobile phone or a camera. I would welcome comments on shoes from Brazil, though, I hope all is well. Munky.
     
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    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    All good here, thanks Munk. The shoe part of my head has no Brazil files sorry. I look forward to hearing too
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you bought them on Herring could you send us a link? I have no experience with Brazilian shoes, but I can't imagine they would be constructed any differently than comparably priced goodyear shoes from anywhere else. I guess it depends on the materials used.
     
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    Thanks for your response, Patrick. I will try to fix up a link. Meanwhile, in an e-mail response to my asking Herring about their construction, they said they were made in Brazil from grain calf leather, Goodyear welted and with Dainite soles.
     
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    Anywhere I can find Obenauf in the UK?
     
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    so i have a pair of Magnanni broques that are not welted... the soles are beginning to get soft, maybe 4-5 months before i start walking through the floor. is there anyway to lengthen this? like shoe goo or something? i'm going to pick up a couple pairs of AEs in a month or so, understanding the importance of having a shoe you can get refurbished is a tough lesson.

    just a note - bout the magnanni when i was younger and less informed, truly wish i would have spent an extra $40 and gotten a pair of strands or mcallisters.
     

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