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Old 10-01-2015, 02:55 PM   #41
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I'm pretty sure I used way too much. I glop it on and then spread it evenly throughout the shoe.

Then let it settle into the leather for a good half hour to an hour depending on what I'm doing in btw polishing.

I don't do the gloss shining, that takes way too much time. I just strip the leather of existing wax, and apply one layer, let it sit, then buff it once a month.
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Old 10-01-2015, 02:58 PM   #42
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Yeah - you are probably doing way too much. Glop it on should never be how you describe applying shoe polish. And letting it sit too long. I do 1 layer of leather conditioner, then 2 very thin layers of creme/polish. Takes me about 30 minutes all in.
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Old 10-01-2015, 03:16 PM   #43
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Yeah - you are probably doing way too much. Glop it on should never be how you describe applying shoe polish. And letting it sit too long. I do 1 layer of leather conditioner, then 2 very thin layers of creme/polish. Takes me about 30 minutes all in.
Do you apply it with a cloth or the brush? I have my polish applicator brush I apply it with, then I buff it with my buffing brush and buffing cloth.

Every tutorial I've read online says you should let the wax settle in for at least half an hour?

I'm still a beginner at waxing. It's very possible I'm going about this entirely wrong.
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Do you apply it with a cloth or the brush? I have my polish applicator brush I apply it with, then I buff it with my buffing brush and buffing cloth.

Apply leather conditioner by hand, creme/wax with a cloth. Initial buff with a brush, then final buff with a cloth.

Every tutorial I've read online says you should let the wax settle in for at least half an hour?

That's not how I do it, but I am using crazy thin layers of wax.


I'm still a beginner at waxing. It's very possible I'm going about this entirely wrong.
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Old 10-01-2015, 04:06 PM   #45
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Grabbed these Adidas SL loop a few weeks ago and it's one of the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn.Probably going to grab the white ones soon too.



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Old 10-01-2015, 04:15 PM   #46
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So your polish is more of a thin layer of protection than a shine right?

I'm going to cut back on the polish so I don't get cracks in the leather down the road.
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Old 10-02-2015, 03:20 PM   #47
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So your polish is more of a thin layer of protection than a shine right?

I'm going to cut back on the polish so I don't get cracks in the leather down the road.
It shines up fine for me. I mean, I don't have an insane mirror shine or anything, but they look good.
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Old 10-06-2015, 07:33 PM   #48
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help guys I need shoes... a casual pair and some basketball/athletic sneakers
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Old 10-06-2015, 07:42 PM   #49
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help guys I need shoes... a casual pair and some basketball/athletic sneakers
How casual? For casual sneakers, I love my Tretorn Nylites, but you can't go wrong with black (white rubber) Chucks. For casual leather, Clark's desert boot is a great go-to.

For basketball shoes, you really have to go to the store and try them on since fit is a lot more important when your ankles are on the line.
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Old 10-06-2015, 07:45 PM   #50
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Idk I bought jordans off champs website and they came and were sparkly, which isn't cool for a guy imo.

But idk I don't think I am too picky so options are good.
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Old 10-29-2015, 02:43 PM   #51
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When is the next AE seconds sale? Does anyone know?
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When is the next AE seconds sale? Does anyone know?
they just had one at the end of september and they have one around the 4th of july i think.
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Old 10-29-2015, 02:57 PM   #53
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Don't know. Have you looked at the Shoe Bank?
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Old 10-29-2015, 02:59 PM   #54
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I want to get a new pair of boots. Not quite a dress boot, but something nice for walking around the city (as opposed to a more rugged outdoors boot). Any suggestions?
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Old 10-29-2015, 03:04 PM   #55
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Yeah I did, the price is still too high right now. Their 50% off sales are so clutch though, sounds like I just missed it. Sucks that I have to wait until July for the next one.
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Yeah I did, the price is still too high right now. Their 50% off sales are so clutch though, sounds like I just missed it. Sucks that I have to wait until July for the next one.
idk if the sales are as high as 50% off. i got my walnut strands seconds for $219 and i think it was about 25% off.

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Old 10-29-2015, 03:20 PM   #57
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I could have swore they have a 50% off sale every year. I could be wrong though.
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I want to get a new pair of boots. Not quite a dress boot, but something nice for walking around the city (as opposed to a more rugged outdoors boot). Any suggestions?
Any pics of what you are interested in? What is your budget?
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Old 10-29-2015, 04:04 PM   #59
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I like chelsea boots.

If you don't care for brands, these are 80 bucks.

http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Chelse...152&gridsize=3

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Old 11-05-2015, 05:31 PM   #60
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Don't care for the goretex on Chelsea boots. Easy to slip on and off though.

Sham if you are wanting some AEs their 25% off seconds sale starts today.
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