I polished my shoes for the first time in 25 years today.
This meant purchasing brushes, cloth, shoe-polish and so forth.
I am unsure whether or not this is a sign of progress.
It's nothing less than a wonderful sign of maturity.
Anyone interested in a pair of these made to order Rancourt's in a UK 12.
I've worn them 3 times indoors. Only selling as I've bought the almost identical Yuketen Maine Guide boots in blue suede.
£100 + shipping seem fair?
I've also got a pair of Yuketen Country Ranger Snake for sale in a UK11.
Asking £100 + shipping
Bought these in the Mr.P sale yesterday similar to Paraboots but I quite liked the black
Shoe fiends, I have some pricey suede shoes; Alden, Yuketen (which are white, yikes). Who has experience with using suede shampoo / cleaning products? The ones I've seen are the following, can someone recommend?
I have used Burgol cleaning products before and think they are ace so this is the way I'm leaning...
Whilst it isn't the most ethical of products, I'm a major fan of Saphir.
Thanks for that, how so regarding ethics?
will no-one think of the poor little mink?!?!?1111111111oneoneone
The leather industry isn't exactly animal friendly.
These are free for the taking - size 9, Chapman & Moore, barely used:
I'll drop them into the charity shop this weekend if no one wants them.
I'd like them if they fit, what sort of width are they? Also why are you getting rid?
Those are lovely, wrong size for me unfortunately.
I bought them one day when I left my smart shoes at home, and had a meeting later.
I wore them for probably less than a week, then they've sat at home since (hence being dusty).
Not sure how to answer the width question, they're in SE23 if you want to try them on.
I cant get down there any time soon but I will take them if we can arrange a meet up or I can pay postage maybe? If they dont fit Ill put them up here again.
Is it economical to get replacement crepe soles on my Clarks Desert Boots, or should I bin them and get a new pair?
I'd generally just get a new pair - purely because the uppers are almost always as dead as the soles.
How much are they these days anyway - I managed to get a couple of pairs in a sale over here for about 40gn each.
My uppers are in great nick, the clarks suede spray and their little cleaning tool have worked wonders in keeping them tip top. I did see a blog on resoling desert boots but it seemed like a lot of work. I'll see if I can find it.
@AWu-Tang (+ @Dammit) If they don't fit you, I'll take them for a spin.
They fit, so Im going to use them.
Would anyone be interested in a pair of Alden Indy boots, US8/UK7?
Great condition, few scuffs, no creases really, with bags and box?
i had to buy some new shoes for a wedding last weekend very last minute in central london - i couldn't bring myself to buy something from office that would be disposable so went on the hunt and managed to bag some jigsaw X sanders brogues with commando soles in the sale half price. Love them.
They are decent
Good work on the sanders, very nice.
In the end I went for those loake ashby for my wedding.
I got these LLBean Katahdin Cordovan engineer boots about 12 months back but quickly realised they were too big. They're a US 12 W(ide) EE . I wore them out once and not far. Though they're now listed on LL's site at £161 (it was always in dollars) local tax/postage/import duty/handling fees etc pushes them well over £200.
I've just got a smaller pair, so these are up for grabs. The nearest you can get to buying these in the UK as far as I know is via JCrew under the manufacturing company's Chippewa name. They retail at £268.00 but they appear to be sold out and you don't get the wide option.
[The only difference is the top 3 holes are speed hooks as opposed to lace holes and the chippewa emboss.]
They've had one coat of the Obernaufs leather protection. This stuff gets raved about on garms/shoe forums and doesn't carry the mink burden. I can apply another coat on request.
I'd like £130 otherwise they go to ebay...
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