Visible Lines on AE Walnut Strands

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  1. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Senior member

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    I ordered a pair of AE Strands and noticed some visible lines on the uppers of the right shoe. Is this just a part of the aesthetic of the walnut leather that I should accept? I noticed something similar on the Zappos images. Otherwise, I love the shoes.
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  2. csoukoulis

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    I have a pair of churchs in chili that had the same issue when i got them. after a few polishings i cant see the lines anymore.
     


  3. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Senior member

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    I have a pair of churchs in chili that had the same issue when i got them. after a few polishings i cant see the lines anymore.

    I meant to ask whether it would go away after some polishings. Thanks.
     


  4. csoukoulis

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    I meant to ask whether it would go away after some polishings. Thanks.

    *disclaimer*

    I'm not going to say yours will go away, just saying what my experience was.
     


  5. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Senior member

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    I'm not going to say yours will go away, just saying what my experience was.

    Understood.
     


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    I have some similar lines on a pair of AEs in what appears to be the same color. They are still fairly new but the lines are fading especially since I polish them with the shoe bag after every wear.
     


  7. csoukoulis

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    I polish them with the shoe bag after every wear.

    you know polishing cloths are 3 dollars at the AE store right?
     


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    Understood.

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    you know polishing cloths are 3 dollars at the AE store right?

    I use my old underpants. Works like a charm.
     


  10. HomerJ

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    I use my old underpants. Works like a charm.
    What do you use for your black shoes?
     


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    What do you use for your black shoes?

    Masterful. Well done, sir [​IMG]
     


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    you know polishing cloths are 3 dollars at the AE store right?
    . . . but the bag was free! I don't use polish, just clean them up a bit so they are ready for next wear. I'm a thrifter for goodness sake. Like today for example, I splurged 4.00 for two like new pairs of Nordstrom's wool trowsers. I'm not gonna spend 3.00 for a cloth when a bag will do.
     


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    What do you use for your black shoes?

    OUTSTANDING!

    I literally just spit monster all over my girlfriends laptop LOL!
     


  14. csoukoulis

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    . . . but the bag was free! I don't use polish, just clean them up a bit so they are ready for next wear.

    I'm a thrifter for goodness sake. Like today for example, I splurged 4.00 for two like new pairs of Nordstrom's wool trowsers. I'm not gonna spend 3.00 for a cloth when a bag will do.


    I'm a thrifter also, but c'mon man its 3 dollars! I guess i just like to keep my shoe bags clean.
     


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    I'm a thrifter also, but c'mon man its 3 dollars! I guess i just like to keep my shoe bags clean.

    They're my first shoes with shoe bags so I have to learn. I'll probably buy some (on sale) pretty soon.
     


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