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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-09-2020, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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Iíve noticed that there is a martlet first men in regards to taking care of their quality leather shoes. I know men who have expensive shoes like Salvatore Ferragamo that they have had for years and years. And they have these little kits that they use to take care is the leather to make sure last. Which is awesome.

As a women who likes nice things, Iíve noticed that they donít really have the same for women. I mean they do but I never learned how to take proper care of my leather boots. And when I ask my girlfriends who buy nice shows they also donít do anything special.

Is this just me? My friend said that women are use not keeping things forever and buying new shoes etc. I even gave it a google search and itís menís stuff that always comes up. Itís strange to me.

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I have to be honest, I saw the title to this thread and assumed it was started by Leec!

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What was the question?
Why? women stores don't sell shoe care kits because the shoes will be out of fashion in 3 months. if it were not so the store would go out of business. The original planned obsolescence.
How? buy a shoe stretcher made out of cedar wood. When you take off your shoes / boots put in the stretcher. it removes the sweat from the shoe and makes it live longer.
What? saddle soap, the white kind not the yellow. neatsfoot oil, Camp dry. A good shoe brush that feels good in your hand and a soft cloth.

Diabetes has been an education. you learn to take care of your feet. the most important thing is to not buy cheap plastic shoes.
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In the household I grew up in we were all taught by my parents how to take care of leather shoes and bags. In those days almost all shoes and bags were leather. In those days we also took our shoes to a cobbler when they soles and heals wore out to get them replaced. My parents didn't buy a fancy shoe care kit. Instead they just bought brushes, shoe polish, etc. as it was needed. These things are sold at any shoe stores, Walmart, target, amazon, etc.

My bet is that most men today don't know how to take care of leather shoes either. I don't think that most men or most women spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on their shoes. We live in a throw-away society.

Why would there be a leather (or shoe) care kit just for women? A shoe care kit for woman? The exact same things are needed to take care of leather shoes, boots, bags, etc no matter who is using them.

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My bet is that most men today don't know how to take care of leather shoes either. I don't think that most men or most women spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on their shoes. We live in a throw-away society.
You might be surprised.

I live in a very blue collar area and most men spend around $200-$300 a pair on high quality work boots anywhere from a couple times a year to every few years, depending. A lot of them have brown and black pairs to wear alternately, so double the cost. Cheaper boots wear so fast they actually cost more in the long term.

To add some awesomesauce a few of the well known brands still offer refurbishment for their higher end models. Either they send you a shipping label and you send the boots to be repaired for a reasonable fee or they pay a local shop they have a discount agreement with to do the work.

Now, once these guys get turned on to actual quality footwear for work it tends to spill over into personal footwear and they spend there, too, for both dress and casual. Though, obviously, those shoes last longer.

I'd say most guys in this area are even fairly well versed in leather care simply because they invested in the boots and want them to last as long as possible. The problem in the area isn't lack of knowledge, it's Shoe Bro lore. Everyone has their own leather shoe care voodoo and will frequently debate the topic. My husband just bought new boots for work. He's a truck driver locally with mostly regular stops. We sit on the headsets almost all day, so I hear a lot. I was stunned by how many guys noticed the boots, commented on them, and then proceeded to give contradictory leather care advice.

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Why would there be a leather (or shoe) care kit just for women? A shoe care kit for woman? The exact same things are needed to take care of leather shoes, boots, bags, etc no matter who is using them.
For some reason all the stores around here stock shoe care kits in the men's section. I know it makes no sense because it's the same stuff, but I think that gives women the impression the kits are made for men's shoes and that there's nothing available for them.

Follow the evidence where it leads and question everything.
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I love shoes. I still have my father's shoe kit (I had to replace the polishes obviously) and use it every fall to polish my shoes, and then spray them with waterproof spray. I have alot of shoes so it's a task. But it's a nice one because it reminds me of my father and I take a stroll down memory lane. I lovingly remember how he showed me how to use the big buffing brush. I was so young!
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Actually most guys do know how to care for their expensive shoes and boots.

To us boys that was a traditional thing taught by fathers in most cases or some learned later I'd think.

Many men care for their shoes in great detail and will just have them re-soled when needed, and in between may have the heels replaced as needed.

Some of us have a whole array of items to do so it a kit.

There's nothing like walking into a meeting the best dressed and obvious top quality shined yet broken in shoes.

It's a look for some men. I have to say I'm one.

Oh well. Just shoot me now, I gave away one of the 'manly" secrets.

It's true that when such a man walks into a hotel bar, or business meeting he gets the attention and he can then choose how to proceed to his benefit. Other men will be left alone when the women and other men come to talk to him and become part of his "group".

And the shoes are a big part.

So yes, men are taught this early.
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I know men who have expensive shoes like Salvatore Ferragamo that they have had for years and years. And they have these little kits that they use to take care is the leather to make sure last. Which is awesome.

As a women who likes nice things, Iíve noticed that they donít really have the same for women.
When I first read that, I thought it meant men don't really have a little kit they use to take care of their women and make sure they last.
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When I first read that, I thought it meant men don't really have a little kit they use to take care of their women and make sure they last.


We should invent one!
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When I first read that, I thought it meant men don't really have a little kit they use to take care of their women and make sure they last.
What I want to know is why this kit has not been invented yet. You guys need to get busy and do that.


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Actually most guys do know how to care for their expensive shoes and boots.

To us boys that was a traditional thing taught by fathers in most cases or some learned later I'd think.

Many men care for their shoes in great detail and will just have them re-soled when needed, and in between may have the heels replaced as needed.

Some of us have a whole array of items to do so it a kit.

There's nothing like walking into a meeting the best dressed and obvious top quality shined yet broken in shoes.

It's a look for some men. I have to say I'm one.

Oh well. Just shoot me now, I gave away one of the 'manly" secrets.

It's true that when such a man walks into a hotel bar, or business meeting he gets the attention and he can then choose how to proceed to his benefit. Other men will be left alone when the women and other men come to talk to him and become part of his "group".

And the shoes are a big part.

So yes, men are taught this early.
This makes me think of shinning Army boots. That was an art with the old boots we used to use.

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What I want to know is why this kit has not been invented yet. You guys need to get busy and do that.


It definitely involves chocolate.
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That's a pretty wild departure from the original question. In general I'd warn about the overapplication of chocolate. I'm also skeptical about the use of Personal Trainer. But with my personal record, . . . . Who would trust my advice?

But seriously, a relationship maintenance kit. That is something I could get behind. Economy size bottle of Transparency. Regular application of communication. A regular schedule of Date. And as necessary for occasional touch ups, flowers and chocolate.

Something like that.
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What I want to know is why this kit has not been invented yet. You guys need to get busy and do that.
Does having her plastic surgeon on speed dial count?

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Does having her plastic surgeon on speed dial count?

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