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02-24-2012, 01:50 PM
Just got my second pair of shoes....my first pair has lasted 7 years. I would like to get as much life out of these as possible. Any advice? I literally have had these new shoes for 20 minutes-they fit great and breaking in doesn't seem like it will be a problem.
02-24-2012, 03:03 PM
There's been discussions of this on either this board or the AC board. My be easier to run a search on "shoe care" on both boards. Just a thought.
02-24-2012, 04:47 PM
if only i had thought of that....
02-24-2012, 04:51 PM
Just keep them clean and oiled, greased, etc. to maintain moisture and suppleness. I've heard that you should avoid petroleum-based conditioners. I'd suggest storing with cedar shoe trees when not in use. But, as noted, there are likely other suggestion via the search function, particularly regarding appropriate treatments.
02-24-2012, 06:10 PM
If your shoes get wet, DON'T put them next to the fire. It will cause the leather to shrink, and will generally end up ruining your shoes.
02-24-2012, 06:44 PM
All of the recommendations are spot on and will increase the life of your shoes or boots. Pay attention to Andy's suggestion on a good boot grease. If you have none, Mo. Boot and Shoe out of Neosho, Mo. has wonderful products.
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