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Won't suede shoes get trashed in New England winter weather?

Shoe City Thinker

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I'm growing an appreciation for suede shoes. However my concern is that they'll get trashed if I wear them on the streets of Boston during winter. Between the sand, salt, and slush, I'm worried that they'll look ugly and unwearable by spring. Can you per-suade me (ha-ha) into buying a pair of suede shoes?
 

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I'm a New Yorker, and this is why I'm not pulling the trigger until Spring....so sad...I'm struggling not to buy.
 

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker
Following PG's theory of suede, the more beat, the better.

I subscribed to this theory
 

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Took a pair of suede shoes in for repair and the guy said he would clean them for me. There were a few spots and general wear. Don't know what process he used but they look like new.
 

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Originally Posted by Shoe City Thinker
I'm growing an appreciation for suede shoes. However my concern is that they'll get trashed if I wear them on the streets of Boston during winter. Between the sand, salt, and slush, I'm worried that they'll look ugly and unwearable by spring. Can you per-suade me (ha-ha) into buying a pair of suede shoes?

pure nonsense.

fellow member NOBD, who lives in Europe and wears exclusively suede, more or less, has the most experience in this field. he didn't encounter any issues.

besides we had this discussion with all pros and cons many times before.
 

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That video was brutal. I was told to brush suede in the direction of the nap.
 

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Originally Posted by Despos
That video was brutal. I was told to brush suede in the direction of the nap.

ftfy normal.

you brush it in the direction when you want an even appearance. mainly at the end of the procedure. otherwise do as you like, it doesn't hurt neither the suede nor your fear.
 

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Originally Posted by Sixth_Sense
I'm a New Yorker, and this is why I'm not pulling the trigger until Spring....so sad...I'm struggling not to buy.

I equate suede with spring, summer, and fall not trudging through poorly shoveled walkways in Back Bay followed by wading ankle deep in slush at the intersection of Newbury and Tremont.
 

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Originally Posted by Shoe City Thinker
I'm growing an appreciation for suede shoes. However my concern is that they'll get trashed if I wear them on the streets of Boston during winter. Between the sand, salt, and slush, I'm worried that they'll look ugly and unwearable by spring. Can you per-suade me (ha-ha) into buying a pair of suede shoes?

do not wear in said sand, salt and slush!
 

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Originally Posted by ter1413
do not wear in said sand, salt and slush!

what's your recommendation, then?
 

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Originally Posted by fritzl
what's your recommendation, then?

rock the suede shoes on non sand, salt and slush winter days....
 

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Wear your suede shoes in the same conditions as your calf shoes.
 

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