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    How to take care of leather shoes?



    I have a few pairs of leather shoes, all different colors. I've never actually done any leather shoe care but I should probably start to get my money's worth.


    What do I buy and what do I do? I'm not looking to go crazy, just do some basic maintenance.


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    http://artofmanliness.com/2011/11/14/shoe-care-101/


    http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/ShoeCareView?catalogId=40000000001&langId=-1&storeId=1


    http://threads.dappered.com/topic/sh...hen#post-24385

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      #3


      There are a few things you can do to keep your shoes clean and looking new:


      1. Clean your shoes after they get dirty. You can use shoe cleaners, laundry sprays, the ol' toothbrush, baking soda with a little water, isopropyl alcohol, or a variety of other cleaners. In the sneaker community, Jason Markk is a big name and he's got all sorts of cleaning kits. You could also use Magic Clean Eraser or those Mr. Clean sponges.


      2. Not wear them or be careful. This entails not walking on grass, mud, etc. Using different shoes on different days (i.e. dirty ones when it's raining, clean ones when it's nice out.)


      3. Keep them clean in the first place. The only thing I've found to do this is SKUFF. Basically, you coat your shoes in a protective finish that buffers them from scuff marks, stains, dirt, and water. When it's all said and done, this is the best option, because it preserves your shoes in their new condition and doesn't require being really careful or constantly cleaning your shoes.


      Good luck! Age old problem with only one solution IMO.

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        #4


        you make love to them like they are a beautiful woman

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          #5


          I bought a jar of Urad polish from my shoe repair guy recently, which is what he puts on everything that passes through his shop. It is easy to use, looks great, and supposedly conditions the leather. Only downside is that it seems to scuff pretty easily (I did my brown florsheims last night and had managed to scuff the toe before my first class today)

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