**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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    on a buffing brush? amazing.

    well, i know, why i am a kiwi man.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You married a woman from New Zealand? :confused:
     
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    Northampton Novice Senior member

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    It's almost ridiculous how little Saphir it takes per pair...any more and your brush is going to show it!
     
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    it's the sechs...
     
  5. Coldsnap

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    Thanks for the info.

    How can I treat these to keep them nice lookin, decrease the wrinkles in te leather, and reduce shine? I was thinking hitting them with a warm damp cloth when they are dirty, hitting it with a brush, then some product every 30 days or so. Not sure what product, it's gIoat leather if that helps

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    This is funny. My girlfriend walked these same boots up to me in a shop a few weeks ago and asked me what I thought. I told her they were slightly corrected and have some sort of weird plasticy coating on them. You could give a very light treatment of Obaneuf's Heavy Duty LP, or Montana pitch blend, which is conditioning and will make them a bit more matte, but I don't know how much will absorb into the leather because of the coating. Try a light application, let dry overnight and them buff with horsehair.

    FWIW, I told her if she liked them and wanted them I would just get her Wolverine 1000 Mile boots, which is thisx100 in quality.
     
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    Ah thanks. I will try the obenauf. Yea they are a different pair of boots, lower quality than why is around here, but for the price and some of its interesting features I sorta dig them. They are super super slim, really sharp last.
     
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    They are a very tasteful boot, indeed. I was surprised that they were Stacy Adams. Wear them well.
     
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    Wow, thanks to everyone that has contributed to this thread, it has been a great read and very informative. I had a couple questions regarding some leathers in my collection. I have a pair of Alden Indy AF64s (very similar to the 404) with the heavily oiled Kudu leather. I also have a pair of Alden McTavishes in waxy black leather (from their Rough Collection). Of course I'm not looking to have either of these be pristine or shiny, but is there anything I should do in the name of general upkeep besides keeping the in shoe trees and in rotation? I have the AE saddle soap, which they recommend, but I'm wondering if I should just wear them and let Alden/AE take care of them during recrafting.

    Also, quick PSA, I know that some guys here are into microfibers for their shoes, and if you're looking for some nice ones I just got an email from Detailer's Domain saying they have their Uber Microfibers on sale. The 16"x16" all purpose towels for $1.99 are about as good of a deal as I've seen. (I have no relation to the company except as a customer).

    https://detailersdomain.com/Uber-Microfibers_c_95.html?referer=mailid:19
     
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    is it me or these boots are too narrow for you? your pinky toe outline is showing and has stretched the leather right after the cap-toe seam.
     
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    Is there a place where I can get Obenaufs Heavy Duty LP and a shoe brush? Don't way to pay shipping for two different places.

    Hmm the shoe doesn't feel tight, I actually sized up 1/2 size because the last was slim.
     
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    You can get a Kiwi shoe brush at almost any cobbler, even most drugstores, or convenient stores have them. I have never seen Obaneuf's sold at a store.
     
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    Has anybody ever experienced shoe upper cracking where they meet the welt? It seems like there is an extraordinary amount of tension and pressure here. Anybody have this experience?
     
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    Saphir has a cleaner called "Winter" that we'll be receiving that is great for salt and water stains... coming mid-February.
     

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