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Pulls/Snags on suede shoes

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Hi All, I have a pair of Quoddy Tukabuks in toast suede. Over time I've noticed some of the suede strands look to be snagged or pulled. In the below pics, you'll see this on the side of the shoes and by the quarters (not so bad on top).

Is this normal wear and tear for a decent quality suede? Is the only way to address these by burning them off with a lighter or is there some deeper issue I should be worrying about?

Thank you,

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Yeah that looks about right. I have wingtips in a similiar colour and they're also getting hairy in some spots.
Yeah, that's the ticket, get a flaming lighter real close to your shoes, preferably down wind so the flame blows into the shoes.

NO! Where did you come up with that idea? At There are different grades of suede, the worst comes from cows. Like yours, rough and ready. Leave 'em alone.
I've heard of people burning off stray stitches and fibres with lighters.

*have not tried this, never will.
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