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AE natty MacNeils

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C&J Marlows for RL.

I think of them as perfect shoes… except for the dryness across the vamps. Is there anything I can to do to address this? I have tried brushing and Shaphir Reno, and they look great in their trees. But I take three steps in them and the dry streaks return.

Wax? Cordovan cream? Thanks in advance for your advice.

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C&J Marlows for RL.

I think of them as perfect shoes… except for the dryness across the vamps. Is there anything I can to do to address this? I have tried brushing and Shaphir Reno, and they look great in their trees. But I take three steps in them and the dry streaks return.

Wax? Cordovan cream? Thanks in advance for your advice.

AHS

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My RL's are the same way. Give Bick 4 a try and see if that helps
 

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C&J Marlows for RL.

I think of them as perfect shoes… except for the dryness across the vamps. Is there anything I can to do to address this? I have tried brushing and Shaphir Reno, and they look great in their trees. But I take three steps in them and the dry streaks return.

Wax? Cordovan cream? Thanks in advance for your advice.

AHS

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I think its not dry streaks ,that is because too much wax on the shell.
 

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I think its not dry streaks ,that is because too much wax on the shell.
I agree.

I don't think it's dryness; rather, I think that it's "bloom", from the excess wax or oils emerging from the rolls in the shell when the shoes are worn.
 

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Took a bit of a gamble on eBay and picked up these AS cigar cordovan PTBs for $200. Worn a little but not much, after some cleaning, conditioning and deer boning am very pleased.
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Lovely shade of brown.
 

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