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

  1. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    I saw those, I'm not a high shine shoe guy but those are ridiculous. In a good way.

    I'm thinking of applying some Saphir leather lotion or universal cream polish before wearing and following with some wax on the cap toe.
     


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    Those are damn fine!
     


  4. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    All of the above depending on what you're feeling that particular day. Cream deposits more color faster, but wax seems to give a 3 dimensionality to the shine, imo.
     


  5. Munky

    Munky Senior member

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    I added this post this morning but it seems to have got lost.

    As indicated, above, I have changed the colour of a pair of shoes from a very unpleasant tan to something more acceptable. I used a range of creams to do this. If I put wax over the top of these, will it 'seal in' the new colour or will I have to keep adding colour after a few brushings?
     


  6. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Brushing can slowly remove some pigments with or without wax, but I can't imagine it being all that noticeable. I would just use your gut and apply some new cream/wax when you see fit.
     


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    Munky Senior member

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    Thanks, Patrick.
     


  8. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Here's my non-bespoke beaten up feet... Just a warning, they are gross, so if you don't want to see gross foot damage don't click on them.

    G&G:
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    C&J:
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    Corthay:
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  9. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    I'm sure that will satisfy someone's fetish.

    Seems like you need to first crush some of those heat-formed plastic heel counters before they crush your feet. Or stick with leather counters shoes like Meermin, Vass, or Saint Crispins.
     


  10. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've been slowly replacing with Saint Crispins, that don't do this to my feet.
     


  11. Munky

    Munky Senior member

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    Gawd, Patrick...you must sort them feet out.
     
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  12. YRR92

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    That makes sense. Thank you.
     


  13. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    pB,

    I don't know what's causing the lesions on your feet. But the plantar lesions are a bit worrisome.

    Get rid of/stop wearing any shoes that aggravate or cause these open sores and if that doesn't effect a remedy, see a doctor esp. about the ones on the bottom (plantar surface) of your feet. I cannot imagine a shoe...even the worst fitting shoe...that would cause these.

    Not to say that they aren't all benign or caused by ill fitting footwear but it's not normal...you know that.

    Damnit Jim, I'm a shoemaker not a doctor! :lol:

    If nothing else, you shouldn't have to put up with them...or the pain either.
     
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    Man, wounds like those will take literally years to heal if you continue to wear any shoes.

    You might need some serious callus peeling treatments and feet conditioning. No joke.
     


  15. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    There aren't any lesions on the bottoms of my feet. Could be a weird angle you're seeing.
     


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