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

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

  1. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    exactly, that's why i treat them. picking up stones is not an issue and no it doesn't scuff and damage them.


    take it as it is - ideally - pliable is referring to the flexing while walking. the part of the sole which touches the ground is hard. think of toasted bread.
     


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    Or brittle old people bones.
     


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    rule of thumb, i do it once a month with the shoes in the current rotation and every three months on the stored ones. it works.
     
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    I don't get it.
     


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    It might lighten your otherwise sunny disposition
     


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    Well, now we know who has brittle old people bones.
     


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    I didn't know Clint Eastwood was a hipster.
     


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    not sure where to ask, but do you carry shoe trees with you when you are on vacation?
     


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    Yes. But usually only one non lasted pair. I put them in whatever shoe I am taking off for the night. After 24 hours the tree is removed and put into that day's shoe.

    I usually travel with 2-4 pairs of shoes and I don't want to make room for that many trees. I stuff the shoes with socks and underwear when in the suitcase.

    If you need to buff the shoes while on the road turn the shoe bag inside out and use that.
     


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    That top image is a bit deceiving. There's actually a pretty clear line of demarcation between the mirror toe and rest of the upper. The image was taken in bright daylight and a bit overexposed. The raised section looks like its mirror shined but the rest of the upper looks much like the leather adjacent to the elastic gore. I try to achieve a mirror on the toe (only) of most of my dress shoes, like these AE bluchers:

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    It is surprising to me that my RMW's maintain that mirror toe for quite some time with just maintenance brushing after each wear. When it dulls, I thought I'd get cracking or an awful look where the boot creases. I found the opposite. It just dulls slowly to a matte finish. Maintaining the toe is considerably easier than achieving it for the first time.
     


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    no worries and no offense.

    i like neither mirror shined toes nor totally mirror shined shoes/boots. they just don't attract me. certainly, i'm not bothered by them at all.
     


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