A Little Discussed Aspect of Shoe Care.

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

  1. Flanderian

    Flanderian Connoisseur

    United States
    New Jersey
    Flanders
    A good suggestion:

    I selected the photo below because of the contrast in the colors of each component structure, but the structures would be the same for a black oxford/bal.

    The white is of course the uppers, the brick red EVA the sole, and the tan is the welt. But in a dress shoe, the stitching would not be apparent, and the top would have regular little ridges that run perpendicularly all around the welt.

    Does that better explain it?
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    Edit: OK, here's a C&J oxford. The same structures can be seen, though they don't stand out as in the example above.

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    Last edited: Sep 13, 2017
  2. eagle2250

    eagle2250 Connoisseur - Moderator

    Harmony, FL
    United States
    Florida
    Harmony
    +1, but I would add that even on a soft bristled toothbrush the bristles are a little stiffer than those on a horsehair buffing brush and the stiffer bristles do a better or at least a quicker job of knocking loose and brushing away the crud that accumulates along and in the stitching of the welt seam. :)
     
  3. Audi S5 TC

    Audi S5 TC Super Member

    United States
    New York
    Coram
    What kind of cleaning solution (besides the toothbrush itself), if any, is used?
     
  4. Flanderian

    Flanderian Connoisseur

    United States
    New Jersey
    Flanders
    None. The purpose is solely to remove dust and any accumulated debris. If you've dropped a whole taco on your shoe, you're on your own! :eek:
     

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