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A Little Discussed Aspect of Shoe Care.

Discussion in 'Andy's Fashion Forum' started by Flanderian, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. Flanderian

    Flanderian Connoisseur

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    And that may be because it's readily apparent to all, but anyway . . . . :oops:

    While essentially only cosmetic (And in addition to the application of whatever balms and poultices you feel compelled to slather upon the hide. ;)) the top of the welt where it has those little ridges and joins the uppers steadily collects dust and occasionally other debris as well. This can easily be overlooked, but does a lot to degrade the appearance of footwear. So for many years an indispensible part of my gear is a worn-out soft variety toothbrush. Brushed along the top of the welt, it quickly and easily removes any dust, etc., and does a lot to improve and maintain the appearance of footwear.
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2017
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  2. SG_67

    SG_67 Connoisseur

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    Thank you for posting this because I've been meaning to do just that but keep forgetting or putting off.
     
  3. RogerP

    RogerP Connoisseur

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    That's a solid tip.
     
  4. eagle2250

    eagle2250 Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator

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    Good advice and so very well put! :thumbs-up:
     
  5. Flanderian

    Flanderian Connoisseur

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    Great to hear from y'all!!! I been thinkin'! Hurricanes? No sweat!

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  6. RaulM

    RaulM Starting Member

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    Lol
     
  7. Orsini

    Orsini Honors Member

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    That's a nice touch. And it shows attention to detail.
     
  8. Cassadine

    Cassadine Senior Member

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    I've only recently begun to purchase seriously well-made shoes. However, I'm happy to admit that I did this type of cleaning even to my lesser shoes.
     
  9. drlivingston

    drlivingston Connoisseur

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    Toothbrushes are indispensable in terms of detail cleaning on footwear. As you mentioned, they are especially good for cleaning exposed welts.
     
  10. SG_67

    SG_67 Connoisseur

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    And think of the time saved if you do it in the morning right before brushing your teeth! It's like Kramer's salad.
     

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