Best shoe care & accessories according to redditors

We found 1,721 Reddit comments discussing the best shoe care & accessories. We ranked the 808 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Shoe care kits & sets
Electric shoe polishers
Shoe brushes
Shoe dryers
Shoe polishes & dyes
Shoe & boot trees
Shoe horns & boot jacks
Shoe decoration charms
Shoe ice & snow grips
Shoe measuring devices

Top Reddit comments about Shoe Care & Accessories:

u/Boomer70770 · 135 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Leather is essentially dead skin. Like skin, it needs to be kept somewhat moist to prevent becoming brittle and cracking, but unlike living skin, it no longer receives nourishment, hence the whole point of doing this.

Keep in mind, "Less is more". Always aim for enough to cover the leather, but not enough to saturate it. Your boots will darken slightly, just like anything that acquires moisture.

If you don't follow any routine? Boots may last you a few years, maybe more, maybe less.
If you do follow a routine. Boots may last a few decades, maybe more, maybe less. They may outlast you!

u/doebedoe · 106 pointsr/LifeProTips

If they are leather shoes, use proper shoe trees instead. The will soak up the sweat and the smell, and will maintain the shape of your shoes for much longer.

u/ac106 · 104 pointsr/malefashionadvice
  1. wipe them down with a damp rag to get off any surface dirt.

  2. if there are salt stains, get a cup of water and mix in some white vinegar. Repeat #1

  3. let them dry thoroughly. overnight is preferable

  4. go on amazon and get Bick 4 and a Horse hair brush

  5. follow directions on Bick 4.

  6. Repeat #5 (probably several times)

    7 Reevaluate at this point. If it's still not up to par, post on r/goodyearwelt and r/RedWingShoes for further advice.
u/Poor__cow · 69 pointsr/malefashionadvice

You can wear any shoe on Gods green earth with these puppies

If those don't float your boat:
You may want to consider a pair of Adidas NMD_R1 sneakers. They're extremely comfortable and the laces are just for show so you could ask a friend or family member to doubleknot them for you tightly so that they never come untied, or you could tuck the laces into the toe of the shoe. They fit loose enough to slip right into them, tied or not, yet your foot doesn't slide around in the shoe when you walk. If you're not interested in those then I would suggest some sanuks. They have lots of styles and are very comfortable and fit right in at most social settings so they'll look casual and nice.

I really hope you find what you're looking for :)

u/olorwen · 40 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Oh man, I love when people ask stuff like this on Reddit. I bootblack, and have worked on countless leather boots! Frye boots are lovely.

First off, what kind finish do your Melissa Buttons have, or did they have when you got them? For instance, looking at the current line, Antiqued/Polished can take polish, Rugged should not be polished, and Suede will have an entirely different cleaning/care routine from the other two. I'll assume it's closer to the first two for the following.

For any leather that's not suede or nubuck, the first step is cleaning. You can pick up some saddle soap (Kiwi exists in your local drug store or grocery store and is totally fine) or use just about any mild soap - I regularly use diluted Dr. Bronners. You want to create a lather and scrub that into the leather, and then wipe the boot down with a damp, not wet, rag. Be sure to get all the suds off the boot, but don't soak it either. If it's really dirty, feel free to repeat this step!

Then, I would choose a conditioner. I'd actually stay away from an animal-based oil like neatsfoot oil or mink oil, as well as less-stable oils like olive oil, since those could go rancid with too much humidity. I'm a big fan of Obenauf's, which gives good deep conditioning with just a bit of product (seriously, a little goes a long way) and has a pretty neutral scent. Frye actually sells a conditioning cream of their own, which I imagine would also be fine. Pretty much anything with a beeswax base is also good. Apply with your fingers so you can really rub it into the leather - the heat from your hands will help work it in.

Finally, if your boot is the sort that would look better with some shine, I would wait a day or two to let the conditioner soak in and then apply a bit of cream polish - this will give your boots some shine, but it won't be like, patent-leather mirror shiny, which I feel would be the wrong style for Frye boots. Kiwi also sells these, but Meltonian is my go-to. With cream polish, you apply a light coat and then buff the boot with a shoe brush in light, fast strokes. You can use your fingers to apply the polish, but it'll dye your fingertips, so either wear gloves or use a rag or a polish brush. Buff the boot until it's shiny to your liking!

Don't worry too much, it's pretty hard to ruin a good pair of boots while taking care of them. They'll definitely be happier with a bit of TLC!

u/Siegfried_Fuerst · 26 pointsr/malefashionadvice

No shoe lasts forever, but here is how you can help yours try

  • Avoidance: Try not to wear your shoes in the rain, wet leather soles wear several times as quickly as dry ones and are more susceptible to tears or other serious damage. Treat your shoes like you would your foot, don't kick anything or drop anything on them.

  • Rotation: Wear your nice leather shoes only every second or preferably third day, this gives the leather time to dry, which will reduce wear and tear. Cost $0 Last: 10-15 years From: You

  • Shoe Trees: Pulls moisture out of your shoes after they're worn. Maintains shape and keeps them smelling nice. Cost: $24.95 Lasts: 10-15 years From: Woodlore/Allen Edmonds, Jos A Bank on sale, Nordstrom

  • Shoe Horn: goes behind your heel as you put your shoes on, keeps your heel from folding over the leather in the back and degrading it over time. Cost $2.50 Lasts: Lifetime From: Amazon

  • Toe and heel: they're little metal plates that are nailed into the sole to keep that area from wearing. Doubles the life of the sole. Cost ~$20 Lasts: 1-2 years From: Local cobbler or shoe repairman.

  • Topy: Thin rubber top coat over the toe of the shoe, lowers the wear of the leather. Cost ~$30 Lasts: 1-2 years From: Local cobbler or Shoe Repairman.

  • Leathr conditioner: Every two weeks to two months depending on wear. Keeps the leather soft and happy. Cost $4.95 + Shipping Lasts: at least a year. From: Allen Edmonds

  • Horsehair Brush: Keeps dirt, dust and salt off your shoes, brushing down when you get home will keep your shoes clean and happy. Cost: $6.99 Lasts: 5-6 years From: Kiwi

  • Creme Polish: Helps moisturize leather, maintain colour and keep them shiny. Cost: $9.00 Lasts: At least a year From: Allen Edmonds

  • Edge Dressing: Applied once every couple of months to the edge of the sole and heel, it will keep your shoes looking neat and sharp. Cost: $4-5 Lasts: 3-5 years From: Fiebings, Allen Edmonds.

    If you take care of your shoes and treat them well, they can last up to 15 years and still look beautiful.
u/HugeAxeman · 20 pointsr/malefashionadvice

At the suggestion of multiple reddit users, I use this cleaner/conditioner and this brush, which have worked well enough for me.

u/nguyencs · 19 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Anchor Laces

Kickstarter was funded by many Redditors. I have them in casual shoes and they work great. I haven't used them in dress shoes though.

I like hiding my laces too. Particularly when they're too long.

u/m0s3s4 · 18 pointsr/BuyItForLife

At minimum, I would suggest four things: Horsehair brush (as mentioned below), a conditioner, a dauber (to apply the shining agent), and a shining agent (if you want them to shine/polish).

My recommendations on products that I've personally used (which I've used a number of things, but found these to be had at a good price/quality ratio):

  1. Kiwi Horsehair brush. I have two of these, one for work and one for home. Love them both.

  2. Lexol leather conditioner. Amazing stuff, I use it on belts, wallets, car seats, and definitely boots and shoes. I bought a liter, but I'm guessing the 8oz bottle will last several years. Strong recommendation for this product.

  3. FootFitter dauber. I didn't use a dauber for a long time but in my opinion, it's much easier to get a consistent coating with a dauber vs an old shirt. Definitely optional on this one.

  4. Saphir neutral wax. Saphir is a company highly touted on /r/GoodyearWelt and many other shoe forums/communities. I have never come across a straight out bad review of anything they make, but have only used their waxes. Much bigger fan of their wax over Kiwi and other generic waxes. It smells great, shines great, and is quite forgiving. I suggest Neutral for all colors except black, in which case I recommend black. Strong recommendation.
u/pilkys_making_music · 16 pointsr/INEEEEDIT

Apparently they allow you to walk, jog and hike in snow and ice. They get pretty good reviews so they seem to work rather well.

Link -

u/Im_A_SLOTH_AMA · 14 pointsr/Sneakers
u/TigerBrother · 13 pointsr/triathlon

Lock Laces are what I use. They have been very helpful in taking off a few seconds from T2, and I have had no issues with them. Most people will set them up beforehand to a comfortable fit so all you have to do is slip them on when you're ready to run. No brainer for eight bucks =)

u/EtherGnat · 13 pointsr/running

Lock Laces. I started using them to save a few seconds in triathlons, but I absolutely love them for running. I ordered a new pair of shoes yesterday and the first thing I did was order a pair of Lock Laces to go with them.

They take a little bit of work to adjust in the beginning, but once you get it right they give you a perfect fit every time. Even if your feet swell during a run, they're elastic enough they just stretch a little rather than getting too tight. They also never come undone in the middle of a run, and they make your shoes very easy to put on and take off.

Hopefully I don't sound like a Lock Laces salesperson. There are other brands and I presume they work just as well, but I haven't tried them. My only real complaint is they're overpriced for what they are, but it's worth it. Also they kind of suck for trail running, and I definitely wouldn't use them for a mud race--that would be a good way to lose a shoe.

u/CG_Ops · 12 pointsr/motorcycles

Just saw /u/waffl6's page. I'm sorry to hear about your brother. There's no way around it, he's in for a world of hurt and hard work. Be there for him, even when he rejects it.

You don't seem to be looking for input on getting him on the bike, which is good, at this point. Here are some things I've posted in the past that may be relevant for you/him. I sincerely hope it helps. Feel free to PM me and we can talk or I can give you my email/phone number and I can talk to him directly.

Response to a rider who lost his arm and was in despair

Recounting my own accident and initial hospitalization

First post-accident track day video and associated discussion

A reminder of why we ride in the first place

Most people have to emulate Thomas the Train to be happy/successful in life, "I think I can, I think I can...." Your brother will need to have this mindset from now on

I'm sorry for what your family is going to go through for the next ~year. He will feel defeated, he will feel helpless, and he will probably lash out at you all, at one point or another. Do you best to take it in stride and support him. I am where I am today because my family taught me to look at every obstacle as a challenge and that defeat only exists in giving up - keep trying until you find solutions that work. For example, i only tie one lace on my shoe (half bow). It's fast and easy. Took me 3 months to figure out, though. I step on one lace and tied the other as normal. Your brother could put something heavy on the lace or get special lace like these

u/finnknit · 12 pointsr/mildlyamusing

There are actually purpose-made devices for this use case. OP's solution is pretty ingenious, though, and definitely a lot cheaper.

u/informareWORK · 10 pointsr/goodyearwelt

First, get a pair of cedar shoe trees to keep in the boot (you don't have to insert it all the way if you don't want)
Next, buy a horse hair shoe brush. After you wear your shoes, brush them down. If there is some stubborn dirt/grime, you can wipe them down with a damp rag, let them dry, then brush them.
Every few months, depending on how often you wear them, give them a good cleaning with Lexol cleaner, then condition them with Lexol conditioner. Let the conditioner dry, then brush vigorously.
That is literally all you need to do. No Obenaufs, no oils, nothing fancy.

Shopping list: (these go on sale pretty frequently for $8-$12)

u/ductyl · 10 pointsr/pics

But if you get two pairs of shoes, alternate between them, and use some shoe trees, they easily last more than twice as long. Basically, by alternating them, you allow the shoe to completely dry out and "rest" between wearings, but if you wear the same shoes daily, they wear out much faster, since they never fully dry, or reform to their "default" shape.

I've even done this with a couple pairs of Sketchers, and they've lasted me over 2 years and still going strong (which is a pretty good run, for Sketchers).

u/Throtex · 9 pointsr/4chan

They're running shoes. No one cares what they look like while running.

There are also these things for running shoes, which are quick to put on too.

u/BigBen96 · 9 pointsr/Sneakers

Right here! They're kinda pricey but I got them for free with Amazon rewards points.

u/Variant_Peck · 8 pointsr/malefashionadvice

That's a great find! The lack of heel might be odd if you aren't use to it, so watch for arch pain. As for the shoes, check the heel stitching and make sure it isn't loose, and that the sole is in good condition without uneven wear. A cobbler can easily fix those things. Also, check that the tongue and vamp seam isn't stretched or torn. Also, switch out the laces a thiner braid, waxed ones if you can - something slick to match the shoe.

As for care, definitely check out the "Put This On" episode that Thamonsoon recommended. Your initial clean will be cleaning the dust off with a damp cloth, get in the seams - try a toothbrush. Then wait for them to dry and give a good brushing. For continual maintenance, I'll copy my shoe care suggestions I made from another post here:

"I made another post about boat shoe care, so in that style I'll give you the basics of caring for your new shoes.

You will need a soft cloth, any jersey cotton will work, or you can buy a shoe rag, a stiff brush, cedar shoe trees and some shoe polish. This will cost you about $30 USD and last a while.

  • After a day of wear: Brush any mud or debris off of them, don't forget the soles, and give them a quick wipe with a damp cloth. Put in the shoe trees so that they fit snugly, but not too tight.

  • Every 1 to 2 weeks, depending on usage: Polish your shoes. To do this, start by removing the laces and cleaning the shoe of any dust or debris, if you use a damp cloth, wait for the shoes to dry before continuing. Then, take your polish brush, collect some polish from the tin on the bristles and brush your shoes until you can see a thin layer of polish on them. Once you've covered all the sides and seams, let them stand for 15 minutes or so for the polish to set.
    After they've set, buff you shoes vigorously with your polish brush until they have a lustre and you can no longer see the matte texture of polish. If you wish to "shine" your shoes, give them that reflective lustre, take your polish rag and give you shoes a once over with polish. Just enough so you can see you've covered the shoe. Then add a few drops of water to an area of the shoe an buff with the polish cloth to a mirror shine. Continue until the all the polish is buffed, adding water drops as necessary. That's all.

  • When they've become considerably soiled: Make sure the shoes are dry, then clean off any dirt. Take a damp cloth and wipe the shoes down, using a brush or you finger to clean out seams and stitching. Pay attention to tongue seams, sole stitching and lace eyelets. Allow the shoes to dry completely and polish as above, however, when first adding the polish, let them sit for an hour or two for the leather to absorb the polish well, this should ease the stress of the dirt drying the leather and the water affecting the panels.

    As for brands, Kiwi is affordable and accesible to most people. There are other brands, so if something is easier for you to get, that's fine. If you need help with selection, just give your location and I can find some local options. As for colour, try and match the polish, but if you don't want to, you can go with neutral - it will do no harm, but your shoes may have a diminished lustre or show more patina ageing as you wear them, as it lacks any colouring. Definitely don't think an "Express" or "Rub-on" option will do the same, it won't and your shoes will suffer in the long term because of it.

    That's the basics for at-home care. If you have any problems with them, like a seam opening or your soles are wearing in places, don't hesitate on bringing them to a cobbler. Ask around for recommendations, or check online review sites for your area to find a one. A good cobbler can do wonders to bring your shoes back to life, or modify them for your needs. I'm not sure what brand you have purchased, but some shoe companies offer rebuilding services for shoes that are significantly worn, but can still be repaired.

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask, and good luck with your new shoes!"
u/beyondmiles · 8 pointsr/goodyearwelt


I started my GYW journey w/Wolverine 1K’s and after multiple Red Wings, Danners, and Trumans, I got bit by the Alden bug with my Brown CXL Indy chukkas. I decided to sell off some boots and trim down my rotation a bit more to help scratch that Alden itch. I had a few boots in mind to complement the brown CXL chukkas:

  • Dark brown wingtip or tanker boot - pretty set on the B+M Tobacco Reverse Chamois Wingtip
  • Natural or tan smooth or scotch/alpine grain wingtip or tanker boot (whichever model I didn’t get in the dark brown color)
  • Snuff suede plain/perforated cap toe or wingtip - this could come later as my Red Wing Hawthorne Muleskinner Blacksmiths sort of filled this color need for now, although admittedly a much more rugged boot.

    As Alden yearly price increases are now pushing boots upwards of $600+, I’ve been keeping a close eye on the second hand/used market, since most of the boots above aren’t readily available in my size or are on a 4-6 month preorder wait.

    Now I already have Indys so I wanted to avoid getting another Indy model and was actually looking at Alden of Madison’s Choco Suede Tanker which they did have in my size ready to ship. But at $634, I just couldn’t pull the trigger without waiting to see if something would pop up on the B/S/T, eBay, or StyleForum.

    To my luck, a pair of the LeatherSoul x Alden Choco Suede Ultimate Indys popped up on eBay in my 10.5D TruBalance size, unworn and new in box. I shot an offer and seller accepted and just received them today.


    Maker: Alden
    Model: Indy
    Last: Trubalance
    Leather: "Chocolate" (but probably actually Humus) Brown Suede
    Sole: Commando
    Size: 10.5D

    Sizing & Fit:

    Since my last Alden purchase, I’ve done a bit more reading and first-hand sizing. It appears my feet aren’t as wide as I thought and my Bannock measures 10.5D on my left and right smack dab in the middle of a 10.5/11 D/E width. I’ve mentioned it in my other posts and I’ve posted on the Manufacturer Last Sizing Thread, but a 10.5D Barrie fits me the best while a 10.5D TruBalance is a touch roomier, but not unbearable. These fit a bit better than my Indy chukkas, most likely due to be a full height boot, giving me some more eyelets to lace + tighten up and gives me the flexibility to wear thin to heavy weight socks, though dress socks might be too thin. The suede is also pretty forgiving, though I’m sure a 10D would likely be too snug for my foot.


    No complaints. The 360 degree storm welt is clean and the stitching all looks solid. Love the nap of the suede and the slight variation in color based on how the nap is sitting. My chukkas have the Alden commando sole as well and it is quickly becoming my favorite in terms of comfort, grip, and appearances. Much more comfortable than the Dainite my CXL Trumans were on, the full commando my waxed flesh Trumans were on, and the nitrile soles on my Red Wings. Clean and subtle enough to not feel too rugged either for year-round wear.

    The chocolate suede has so many different color representations in photos, I was a little worried at what they’d look like in person. Some seemed REALLY deep and rich chocolate, while some bordered on gray. The pictures from the eBay listing made them look almost like tobacco reverse chamois and even shades of snuff that I had seen. I’d say in person, my pair falls right in-between the dark rich brown and the gray, and LeatherSoul’s pictures aren’t TOO far off the actual color in my opinion.


    With these in rotation, these will likely check off my first bullet in my list above, although if someone offered me a trade straight up for the reverse chamois wingtips or an alpine grain tanker, I’d probably oblige (wink, wink). As I’ve handled more Aldens (especially the sleeker lasts), I can’t unsee the more roundedness of the TruBalance last. That said, no matter what, the dark brown boots were going to be most rugged/casual boot in my (future) rotation, so no real complaints. I know I should just start wearing them right away, but I’m about to order some Saphir Suede Renovateur and the Saphir Invulner Waterproofing Spray or Tarrago Nano Spray (Can anyone comment on the differences between the Saphir Invulner vs the Tarrago Nano Spray?) to protect from the Seattle wet weather.
u/SneakersBaby · 8 pointsr/Sneakers

Crep is ~$15 for a 5oz bottle and JM Repel is ~$17 for an 8oz bottle

Crep $3/oz, JM Repel $2.22/oz. /r/theydidthemath

Fuck all that, if I'm gonna do it I'll just do it right.

Brand | Price | Bottle Size | Cost/Oz
Crep | $14.37 | 5 oz | $2.87/oz
JM Repel | $16.72 | 8oz | $2.09/oz
Kiwi (Shoe) | $8.95 | 7.7 oz | $1.16/oz

  • [Tarrago High Tech Nano Protector]( s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1498842954&sr=1-19&nodeID=7141123011&psd=1&keywords=shoe+protector+spray) | $9.69 | Written in Metric so idk ^^it's ^^8.45 | $1.15/oz *

    All prices are when I checked it so if you're finding this later just do the $ amount/fl oz size of bottle.

    Kiwi is the second cheapest and was vouched for by /u/thikthird.

    Tarrago is the absolute cheapest (by 1 cent over Kiwi) and I have seen it vouched for several times, so if you got $10 pick Tarrago or Kiwi.
u/ediblesprysky · 8 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Ooooh, I love that. I'm gonna go against the grain and say I don't think it's THAT difficult to not ruin something like that with normal wear. You'll want to put some kind of suede protector on it immediately, but that should keep the worst at bay. I would avoid wearing a very dark colored, very heavy leather bag on one shoulder, because that might rub and leave discoloration. And maybe only wear it when you're out without your kiddos, like at work or on ~date night~, because I don't know how well even the best suede spray can protect against sticky little boy fingers.

Of course, if that just sounds like way more trouble than it's gonna be worth, just send it back! There will be other gorgeous jackets when your boys are older.

u/carmen0042 · 7 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I first

u/wipny · 7 pointsr/goodyearwelt

I've been eyeing the brown suede 1K Miles recently. Your rust ones looks great.

Are the boots unlined on the inside, meaning it's just suede without any other leather stitched to it? Does the leather around the ankle ever feel thin or flimsy, especially when worn or taken off?

If you're worried about the longevity of the leather soles, I recommend finding a local reputable cobbler to put on rubber half sole guards. I'm in the US and rubber guards cost me about $38 for a cobbler to install them.

I live in the city and walk a lot, so the rubber guards really help. Otherwise, the leather soles on my shoes would have been eaten through and I would have to pay about $80-100 for a full leather resole.

If you're worried about keeping the leather clean from stains/water, I've read good things about this suede protector.

Also, keep shoe trees in your boots when you're not wearing them. They'll help soak up excess sweat/deodorize them and keep the boots in shape.

u/crankydrinker · 7 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Every 90's high schooler will have a different take on this, but here are a couple:

  • instead of tying your laces at the top hole, do this and make sure you do a square knot not a bow so it stays flat
  • tie the knot inside the side of the shoe (close to instep) instead of at the center of the tongue, make sure it's a square knot not a bow
  • don't tie your shoes, just lace them sufficiently and tuck the remaining laces on the sides
  • use these
    edit for format
u/2ndChanceCharlie · 6 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I don't know what's up with the two websites, but as a copper river bag owner let me give you two pieces of advice. 1. order the leather strap. It is expensive but it really makes the bag. 2. Order some Saddle Soap and wash the bag using a horse hair brush. They ship the bag with extra dye and oil on it and it will rub off on your clothes if you don't wash it before use.

u/bmac92 · 6 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Use this stuff. I use it for my suede shoes, and it's fantastic.

u/trouble-shoes · 6 pointsr/crossfit

Have you thought about yaktrax?

Yaktrax Pro Traction Cleats for Walking, Jogging, or Hiking on Snow and Ice, Medium

Or maybe waterproof trail shoes?

u/Billy__Madison · 6 pointsr/WeWantPlates
u/teldonh · 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

This is for smooth leather ONLY. If your bag is nubuck, it will ruin it by causing the small fibers that create the soft finish to lay flat. Get a cleaner that is specifically for suede or nubuck- it will be a spray or a soft sponge. Like this.

u/Procris · 5 pointsr/Frugal

have you tried boot-creme on the Kenneth Coles? I mean, I was introduced to it as a way of keeping my boots in good, waterproof condition, but it's amazing stuff. I've seen it take a pair of consignment riding boots from dried out to amazing in one application. I use Meltonian

u/tartinely · 5 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I get these shoelace locks from Amazon where you thread the ends of your shoelaces into the plastic bits, and then snip the extra off. It keeps your shoelaces attached to the inside of the eyelet, and there's nothing extra hanging out.

u/az0606 · 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Tuck into the shoes or get these-

You can also hide the bows behind the tongue, which is what I do with stans. Lace all the way up to the top, poke the tongue through the last and second to last eyelets.

u/afiendish1 · 5 pointsr/pics
u/syst3x · 5 pointsr/bikecommuting

I just ordered one off Amazon...

Edit: Kendal Shoes Boots Gloves Dryer SI-SD06G

u/IAreTheTrojan · 5 pointsr/adidas
u/NiceBootyGuurrrrlll · 4 pointsr/TheBrewery

Though I don't use leather boots at the brewery, I'm a huge boot nerd.

One of the biggest rules of leather boot care is letting your boots rest for at least 24 hours before wearing again. This gives time for all the moisture to be wicked away, especially from accumulated sweat while working. Cedar shoe trees are also your best friend, and will help even more with taking away moisture (plus they smell awesome). Put them in immediately after use!

As for leather care itself, coconut oil or Obenauf's oil are both excellent. Brush your boots with shoe brush, or wipe them down with a damp warm cotton cloth. Let dry, then apply the oil to the leather with your fingers, working the it in naturally with the warmth from your body (you'll feel sexy). Let the boots dry overnight, and then they'll be good to go! Coconut oil or Obenauf's will darken the leather a bit, so be aware of that.

I would shoot for twice a month for conditioning - really depends on how hard you work your boots.

Hope that helps!

u/Braddish · 4 pointsr/goodyearwelt

Very Important:

  • Horsehair Brush
  • Some sort of cleaner (Lexol)
  • Some sort of conditioner (Lexol, Bick4)


  • Buffing Rag - could also just use old socks or cotton shirts. Make sure whatever you use is 100% cotton since nylon can scratch
  • Pigmented Cream Polish - Can be used to recolor damaged spots and build a patina. WILL DARKEN YOUR SHOES.
  • Cuir Gras - My preferred conditioner for greasy leather (like CXL). Not necessary unless you want to spend the extra money over Lexol.

    Be sure to review the Leather Care section in the wiki to get a good overview of products and care techniques.
u/atxtonyc · 4 pointsr/goodyearwelt

Just to be clear, this is a horsehair brush. On the other hand, this is a horse hairbrush. You want the former, not the latter.

u/Drew_W · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Don't make it too complicated.

  1. Take a brush to get rid of most of the dirt on them.
  2. Take a wet rag and rub the boots down (this should get rid of the paint stains, if not be more abrasive with the rag)
  3. (Optional, but suggested) Apply some sort of leather conditioner / protector (ex.Mink Oil Or Obenhaufs Leather Protector)
  4. Use a Mr.Clean Magic Eraser (or similar) to clean the wedge sole.

    Some of the deeper scuffs may not go away completely, but they add character to the boot.
u/trtsmb · 4 pointsr/running

Go to a shoe store and buy a shoe tree. It might help the shoe regain its' proper shape. is an example of a shoe tree.

u/ohmydarling · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

This this this. Jason Markk Shoe Cleaner and Brush. Love this kit.

u/Holybasil · 4 pointsr/Norway
u/cocksure_whistler · 3 pointsr/rawdenim

I've had good luck cleaning indigo bleeding off suede in the early stages with a really basic kit.

The only problem with that is that it's something you'll probably have to do every week. I cleaned a pair of sand suede Chippewa boots I've been meaning to sell that have about 5 wears.

u/ouchcube · 3 pointsr/goodyearwelt

My first GYW pair as well, also black cherry. I picked up a Lexol Leather Care Kit that comes with leather cleaner and conditioner. I wore them a few times and then cleaned and conditioned them according to the kit instructions. After each wear I brush them down with a horse hair brush and when I'm not wearing them I put in shoe trees.

I clean/condition them after about 5-6 weeks, unless I get them really muddy or something. There are surely others on this sub with better knowledge of leather care, but this routine has been working fine for me so far. Most will recommend giving them 24 hours to rest after wearing, but, y'know, they're boots.

u/MyCatsNameIsBernie · 3 pointsr/goodyearwelt

No! The conditioner and Mink Oil included in the Basic Care are not made for the smooth leather of Beckmans. Here's what you need:

  1. horsehair brush
  2. Lexol conditioner
  3. Burgundy shoe cream to touch up scuffs; I use Meltonian
  4. Rags for cleaning, applying conditioner and shoe cream, and polishing
u/SPARTANsui · 3 pointsr/AutoDetailing

This is what I used on my friend's car seats that haven't been cleaned for a few years.



Both purchased at Walmart for about $15.


u/imaginarypunctuation · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

the stuff in the guides on /r/goodyearwelt was very helpful for me. after reading the stuff there, i bought some venetian cream and a horsehair brush. along with some soft cloths, i can do a pretty good leather care job.

i think the biggest things to note are: don't wear the same pair two days in a row, to give them time to dry out. condition when necessary. use boot trees if you can.

u/TastyMagic · 3 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Unfortunately, the best way to prevent stains is to treat your shoes with a waterproofing spray before they get wet. Leather is actually pretty resistant to light cleaning. Try some mild soap (like hand soap or diluted dish soap) and an old toothbrush. Scrub the dark spots with soapy water, and then wipe them down with a soft cloth/paper towel. Once everything is completely dry, spray your shoes down with a non-silicone-based water-proofer and your shoes will be protected from further staining/damage.

u/thedarkstark · 3 pointsr/Sneakers

On the soles? Or just the shoe in general?

On Nubuck/Durabuck/Suede I use this:

On Mesh I used the same thing except the "all-purpose" version.

Leather cleans pretty easily so I don't really bother, but I will use leather conditioner if the leather is looking dried out (Amor-All Leather conditioner great and is cheap).

u/skellytor · 3 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I think /u/pizzaplanet is right, those look like suede. The beeswax technique works great on canvas, but I think it would severely damage your shoes. I would recommend using a spray made specifically for suede shoes. You can find cheap versions, like this Kiwi Suede Protector on Amazon for about $5.

u/vocabularylessons · 3 pointsr/goodyearwelt

I use Kiwi suede protector every 4 weeks or so, brush as needed. Suede isn't as hardy as other leathers, but also doesn't need to be babied.

u/sharkusilly · 3 pointsr/FrugalMaleFashionCDN

Assuming this is for those Churchs you bought - I'd straight up recommend Saphir Medaille D'or Renovateur. The cheapest vendor I could find was in QC

The alternative is the non medaille d'or line Amazon.

Here's another basic conditioner from Loding

Pure mink oil is complete overkill on dress shoes or thin leather. Good for thicker leather boots/jackets b/c it can make the products more weather resistant + matches the colour tones of the generally darker products.

However, in the end they are just white sneakers so the only things you really need are a cleaning brush (old toothbrush will work), conditioners and maybe some shoe trees. I recommend the J&M's

u/zepppelin · 3 pointsr/streetwear
u/gbyrmo · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion
u/LostMyTurban · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I wouldn't wear ALL white. That could look a bit tacky. But anything else would be fine. Literally white vans, black pants/jeans/joggers, and a white shirt. Anything will work

Is always eventually recommended when someone asks. Won't protect against scuffs though.

u/skittles_rainbows · 3 pointsr/autism

I know many students with autism who had fine motor issues and poor motor planning. They didn't meet the qualifications for dyspraxia though. Most of my students have issues with tying shoes. I don't even teach it anymore. If parents inquire I suggest Lock Laces.

u/TheBigBadOx · 3 pointsr/triathlon

I haven't had any issues and I've put them on Zoot, Nike, Saucony, and Brooks shoes so far. The ones I use are pretty much elastic laces with a plastic quick lock. Here's a link to them at Amazon.

u/Mremerkin · 3 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

Leather jackets pretty much take care of themselves but if you're going to be using it on a bike, it can get pretty nasty in a hurry.

The best advice is to just read the tag that comes with the jacket. If it's constantly exposed to rain and snow, you'll want to waterproof it, there are plenty of products out on the market, and make sure that it gets dried properly.

Here's a good general guide:

Here's what I use about twice a year

u/tviolet · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Treat them with a suede protector spray. And do it sooner rather than later since they're a light color. The spray will keep water from damaging them and keep them from getting scuffed and marked up.

u/sponic · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I just waterproofed my suede CP Achilles with Scotchgard leather protector, and now I have a pretty distinct line going across the top of the shoes. Anyone know I might be able to remedy this? Tried spraying another layer of the waterproofer on - no dice.

u/british_couple · 3 pointsr/gonewild30plus

Lovely body and an awesome picture!

Oh, and you should get some Yaktrax - they will change your life when walking in the snow.

u/BeaversAreTasty · 3 pointsr/funny

More like dad struggles with his laziness and stupidity. A few handfuls of gravel or kitty litter would have taken care of the problem. Plus anyone with half a brain, who lives in a cold climate has a few slip on ice cleats sitting around.

u/W000DY · 3 pointsr/ThriftStoreHauls

this stuff works wonders

u/elementality22 · 3 pointsr/rawdenim

I bought this one awhile back, it's smaller than the pictures make it seem and I haven't really used it yet as my boots haven't needed it yet, but they all look about the same. I searched around gyw but didn't really see any solid recommendations on one over another so I went with that one.

u/npquest · 3 pointsr/pics
u/redboyslim11 · 3 pointsr/streetwear

They're on Amazon lmao not limited stock at all

u/SavageBeatsJuugin · 3 pointsr/Sneakers

The laces are sick nice shoes

Edit: if anyone is curious on the laces I found these reps on amazon here. The original site is sold out and never restocking

u/srezr · 3 pointsr/Sneakers

I bet [these](Japanese Katakana 3 Stripes Laces - Shoelaces for Adidas NMD / Ultraboost / Yeezy (Black) - 1 Pair (2 Shoelaces) would look sick on them.

u/definitelynotaspy · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

What's it look like? If it's actually stained, a cobbler probably wouldn't be able to do much, but if it's just spots, the nap's probably just worn down and you can probably get it out with something like this. Otherwise, unless it's really really bad, don't sweat it. Bucks don't need to be perfect to look good.

u/Jaibir · 2 pointsr/Sneakers
u/chiliwilli · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

I would really recommend, it comes with what is basically a big rubber eraser that takes off all the dirt off my shoes (especially that white part by the soles). Love it.

u/frankum1 · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I think Woodlore trees on Amazon are pretty simple and effective. I personally don’t use trees in my suede boots though but I prefer the worn-in look for them. Given that, I also don’t protect them for the same reason.

Woodlore Adjustable Men's Shoe Tree,Cedar,Large (10 - 11 M US)

u/GeorgiaDevil · 2 pointsr/lifehacks

Buy a cedar shoe tree. You just stick them in your shoes right after work. The natural cedar wood absorbs any excess moisture or odor and they leave your shoes expanded and smelling like fresh cedar.

Changed my life.

u/usernames_ar3_hard · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Cool, I bought this and this, based on your and /u/micrafone_assassin's recommendations. Hopefully these will make the shoes an investment instead of just a splurge

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/goodyearwelt

Kiwi horsehair brush this works just fine.

Yes do condition them before you wear it with any of the products mentioned. Honestly dont worry about them too much, the boots are pretty resilient. Dont overcondition though, probably no more than once a month(?) depending on how much you are wearing them. Just clean it up once every few wears with a damp warm rag and brush it out. If it gets into mud/snow then definitely clean immediately after wearing.

u/quack_moo72 · 2 pointsr/goodyearwelt
u/sakizashi · 2 pointsr/goodyearwelt

I would see the leather care guide for specifics or if you want to polish them.

Generally, a horsehair shoe brush like this one and some conditioner like a bick 4 or whatever saphir product suits the leather on your shoes should be fine. Just remember to condition sparingly (once every 3-4 months tops).

u/1841lodger · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

For my brown leather shoes, I use this to apply this. And then I hit it with this. There's a lot of different ways to go about it though. Put This On had an episode dedicated to shoes and they demonstrate how to polish your shoes in the film. I highly recommend checking it out (along with their other videos - very good stuff). Good luck.

u/4ad · 2 pointsr/Romania

Eu folosesc Kiwi 100% Horsehair Shine Brush.

Nu știu dacă e cea mai bună, dar asta folosesc eu și sunt mulțumit. A, da, și mă interesează foarte mult încălțămintea de calitate și am grijă de ea deci nu-s doar un noob care nu știe ce recomandă. Peria asta își face treaba și e ieftină.

Și dacă tot veni vorba, pentru bocanci recomand Fiebing's Yellow Saddle Soap și pentru bocanci negri recomand Obenauf's LP Boot Preservative și/sau Obenauf's Leather Oil.

Săpun doar pentru bocanci, nu pantofi, și Obenauf's stuff doar pentru piele neagră, o să schimbe culoarea altfel. Pentru pantofi sau bocanci la care nu vrei să se schimbe culoarea recomand refined coconut oil.

De evitat orice fel de cremă colorată. Aia e moartea pielii.

u/WongWho · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice
u/Megorama · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Ugh, I have such trouble with suede shoes. And it seems like almost every cute boot at DSW is suede now!! I don't think you're doing anything wrong, they're just a pain in the butt to keep clean. Growing up my parents always used a product like this to protect them, but I can't remember if it really helped. The reviews on it seem pretty good.

u/RobAtSGH · 2 pointsr/Volkswagen

Y'all - it's leather. You wouldn't give up on a pair of shoes this easily, would you?

Apply a light coat of tinted leather cream to the scuff, buff off the excess with a soft cloth. Then, spray a little Lexol conditioner on a clean cloth and give it a wipe.

Might not be perfect, it might still show as a little more matte than the rest of the cover, but should be much improved.

u/max_bastard · 2 pointsr/goodyearwelt

This stuff works great and smells really nice.
Saphir Renovateur - Luxury Leather Care Balm -1.7 Fl/oz
The jar is small but you only use a little and not too frequently.
Don't give up on the red wings. I have a moc toe and the Beckman. The moc toe took about 3 weeks break in, the Beckman about a week. Both are now supremely comfortable.

u/luuat · 2 pointsr/RepLadies
u/tytemp · 2 pointsr/goodyearwelt

When people around here talk about Saphir Renovator, are they referring to this or this? Also, what is the difference between these products?

u/ifartedloudyep · 2 pointsr/streetwear Put it in your shoe when you re not wearing out and it prevents creases. You can always put wadded up newspaper if you want to go cheap.

u/the-solar-sailer · 2 pointsr/AskMen

Or untie your shoes and toss some sneaker balls in. They're magic and smell like clean laundry.

u/2ofSorts · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

I store my shoes openly below my desk. If shoe odor is an issue, I suggest some shoe fresheners. Something like this

u/SaveMeFromThisPlight · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Look into Tarrago Hightech Nanoprotector Spray. It's regularly recommended over at /r/goodyearwelt, the subreddit for high quality footwear. I've used it on my roughout and suede boots, and it hasn't affected the color at all. As other have said, you may have to reapply it occasionally, depending on the amount and type of wear the jacket will see.

That being said, suede is not as fragile as some make it out to be. It's actually quite tough, hence why many work boots use roughout or suede, and you don't have to worry about weird creasing you can get from "smoothout" leathers.

u/Whangdoodlist · 2 pointsr/goodyearwelt

I occasionally got caught in the rain while wearing them, but part of my cleaning process involves using this waterproofer to protect my shoes.

I actually made a post about the application process.

u/Hitari0 · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Here's the one I got. I have no idea where it lies on the spectrum in terms of effectiveness, but it works pretty well. Not waterproof by any means but it'll keep water off unless it's absolutely downpouring or you submerge the shoe in water.

The coating works by changing the surface free energy (I think) and loses effectiveness via friction and force. As such, the greater the volume and velocity of water that's contacting the shoe, the less likely it is to be effective. It'll also wear off faster in high wear areas such as where your shoe creases on the vamp.

u/handlesscombo · 2 pointsr/streetwear

Maybe i should change my wording to water repel. But heres one of the products

you could also try jason markk's repel or crepe protect.

u/queenbeluga · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I used this to waterproof my Uggs. Water now beads off of them. :) Granted I haven't done gotten them wetter than flicking water at them to test the water proofing and light trekking across puddles to the garbage can, but it seems to work very well. I can only recommend for suede, as I tried it on my nubuck shoes and it didn't seem to make a difference, but that may just be me so I'm not sure.

u/Renigami · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

Yep. No need for explicit motorcycle branded boots when these with a pair of these is effective, easy to don and secure, and durable.

Not wearing explicitly for track racing or strictly high revving/speed riding either.

u/FrankMcDank · 2 pointsr/amateur_boxing

Hey everybody... purely hypothetically, would refitting lace-up gloves with these types of laces make it a slip-on? I mean for training?

u/ceebee6 · 2 pointsr/AskWomenOver30

I have the Blondo Valli's and they're absolutely amazing. I don't do heels in general (typically they always hurt my feet) but am comfortable in these - and I am on my feet and walking a lot. They're created by a Canadian company who makes cute, stylish shoes made for Canadian weather. I live in the Midwest where we have a lot of rain, heavy snow and ice and use these year-round (except summer) because they're not only waterproof, but also the bottoms are textured so they won't slip on ice (see: Canadian company). They're a bit pricey up front, but I've had mine for 2 1/2 years now, wear them daily and they still look brand new. Just treat them with a leather or suede protector and you're good to go. Definitely worth the investment.

They also have a few other cute styles, like these.

u/FromAtoZen · 2 pointsr/solotravel

Great! I would hate for them to go to waste. I bought them thinking I could use them this week but work and packing/purging possessions got too busy. For reference here is the item... you just slip them over your shoes.

YakTrax 8611 Pro Traction Cleats for Walking, Jogging, or Hiking on Snow and Ice, Medium

DM me when you get a chance

u/GOTO_Velociraptor · 2 pointsr/Texans

Last February we got like five feet of snow over the course of the month in Boulder. It was nuts.

Got a foot in one storm last month, and that was up to my shins. Thank god for Yaktrax, and I suggest you get some if you plan on walking around in that.

u/lakai427 · 2 pointsr/Sneakers

You could try Pink Miracle Shoe Cleaner, worked wonders on some of my old suede shoes that had years of no cleaning

Pink Miracle Shoe Cleaner Kit 8...

u/lvoelvoe · 2 pointsr/RepLadies

I’ve used this cleaner on my hubby’s white vans and it got them pretty clean. A lot of people swear by the Jason Markk cleaner though. I definitely would not put them in the wash because it’ll ruin the rope part of the espadrilles.

u/IM_HERE_FOR_FUN · 2 pointsr/Sneakers

I clean my sneakers with this

Works for me. Careful with the brush on fabrics, might want to use another brush for a softer shoe/fabric.

u/-Mutombo- · 2 pointsr/goodyearwelt

I have THIS one and it works fine.

u/ArtVandelayInd · 2 pointsr/goodyearwelt

No problem! The suede brush I initially purchased was this and it has seemed to work quite well. It's also relatively inexpensive.

I've also used this kit and found it works well.

The first link is more of an all around brush and might work better for your uses.

u/lwhitit · 2 pointsr/goodyearwelt

Posted this on the after dark thread but the more input the better:

"I Purchased Chamois Vibergs for a deal (imo) on ebay. Anything special I need to know about chamois? I picked up a brush but do I only use the rubber bristles? Waterproofing or protection? Any pointers would be appreciated."

u/patcos28 · 2 pointsr/Sneakers

Crep Protect would be my recommendation. It’s $15 but it works well and lasts a while

u/Mosasoreass · 2 pointsr/StudentNurse

The Art of Crep Protect Spray

Just don’t use it on cheap leather shoes like Jordans and you’ll be fine. You can also find them at shoe stores like Footlocker

u/vee_vee_vee · 2 pointsr/blackmagicfuckery

crep it's like 4 dollars

u/Aceing · 2 pointsr/Sneakers

I just picked these up in Venice last week. Saw a post with these laces on a pair of primeknits and I liked them. Any lace recommendations for this pair of sneakers?

u/13lackHeart · 2 pointsr/Sneakers
u/MazzyStarsoftheLid · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

cool, I actually just googled suede brush and it seems like it'd be good to have if I get suede boots too. is something cheap like this a good option?

u/clintosaurus · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice
u/peanutbudder · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice
u/BLOPES · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

If you still have those suede boots, you should consider getting a suede cleaner kit, if you haven't already.

As for boots you can wear during the Winter, I would suggest these Chippewa boots, although they are a bit clunky, but I like them. Sign up for Amazon's shoe mail list for 20% off, and that should bring these boots to just about $100.

Edit: As /u/TripleVision suggested, if the weather is pretty bad during the Winter, Bean Boots might be the way to go and are currently $99 on the LL Bean website.

u/lovetakelovemake · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Do you know of a good shoe tree? I don't see what to look for at Red Wing Heritage website. I got a Moc Toe if that changes anything. I'm wondering if there are better options than the best seller at Amazon

u/mobbito · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

i have extra woodlore medium shoetrees in different styles. this, this or this. i'll sell it for cheaper than amazon including shipping, just let me know what you want.

u/RingS1inger · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

New to this sub and I've got a couple questions,

  1. Can shoe trees damage or warp boots/shoes?

  2. Do I need to buy special "boot" trees for a pair of captain Thursday boots, or will the ones in the link I provide work?

  3. What size shoe trees should I buy if the captain Thursday boots are 10 1/2, do I follow the shoe trees specs or go a size lower to prevent warping the boots?

    Thanks guys😁

    Woodlore Adjustable Men's Shoe Tree Pair,Cedar,Large (10 - 11 M US)
u/Spinnna · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Hello everybody!

I recently bought R.M. Williams comfort craftsmans and was wondering which shoetree pair from woodlore I should buy!

My current options are Woodlore adjustable cedar shoe trees and the Woodlore epic twin-tube shoe tree pair

I don't know which one is better for the shoe I have (R.M. Williams comfort craftsman in 10.5H UK sizing) I don't know what size and type of shoe tree is best for my boot and was wondering if anybody here had any experiences with something like this and willing to help!

u/Priestx · 1 pointr/AskACobbler

I've been looking at shoe trees. Do you think this one is better, or this one. Or do you have one that is better than both of those. Also, with the condition that my shoes are in, do you think that using a shoe tree now is too late for my shoes?

u/veepeedeepee · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

I've had very good luck with these shoe trees on Amazon. They're made by Woodlore, which is owned by Allen Edmonds. These are the same trees as marketed by AE, just cheaper than if they had the AE name on them. I believe they're made in Wisconsin. I use them in my Red Wing Moc Toes and Iron Rangers and they fit very well.

u/bobman955 · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Well damn, I was just in a big city where I could've grabbed a pair. Oh well.

I think I'll grab these, only $20 and I'll get it in time for my boots. Next time there's a sale around $10 I'll grab two or three pairs for future purchases.

u/cmtrinks · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Any regular shoe trees will work for boots, yeah? I just purchased these

u/MavilaPhotography · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Yep! I use these:

They fit them perfectly. They're split at the front and are designed to expand when you push them into the shoe.

u/KitiHowaito · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

Just wanted to add my humble advice on the jean stains. I had horrible ones from dark jeans on my tan leather. Using Lexol Leather Cleaner and a Kiwi Horse Hair Brush with a tiny bit of water completely removed the stains for me. I follow up with Lexol Leather Conditioner.

u/googs185 · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Thanis I'll grab a Kiwi. Do I need the polish dauber brush too *has a handle with round section of horsehair for applying polish), or just the long brush?

u/sanjeevmishra94 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

So should I use mink oil, or not? Is it for something completely different?

So far, it looks like I'm getting this, this, and this. Should I get a shoe conditioner like this, too?

u/ProfessorPickaxe · 1 pointr/internetparents

Prep your boots:

Knock back the finish a bit with some diluted dish soap and a scrub brush. Set them aside to dry.

Apply some Sno-Seal liberally with rag or brush. Allow to set. For the first coat, I like to hit it with a hairdryer to let it get into the leather's pores and all the nooks and crannies where boot meets sole.

Apply a second coat of Sno-Seal and wipe off the excess with a rag.

Now get an applicator brush, a polish brush and a wax matching the color of your boots. Kiwi is a good brand, I've been using it for years.

Swirl your applicator brush around in the tin of wax and then apply it to your boots in a vigorous circular pattern. Pay attention to the areas around the crevices (such as in the instep). Let it set for a few minutes and then brush it down with the polishing brush in a vigorous back-and forth motion. Do NOT rub hard with the polishing brush - you're trying to bring it to a shine / gloss, not rub it off.

With the base coat of Sno-Seal and a good layer of wax over it you should be good for all winter. Wipe off any dirt / snow / mud before storing them in the spring, then repeat the process above in the fall.

Source: Army veteran, live in the Pacific Northwest. Many of my boots are over a decade old or more.


For anyone following along, I reconditioned my 16-year old Vasque Sundowner boots this morning as they needed it. Questions welcomed.

u/koolfatkid · 1 pointr/Sneakers

Pro Tip: Invest in a Horse Hair Brush. I use it on my Raptor 7's and it cleans the nubuck on it like magic. Made the the upper look practically brand new.

Here's a link if you're interested.

u/sleepauger · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Something like this would be fine.

Polish on a work boot mainly boils down to aesthetics. A lot of Japanese dudes seem to do a glossy mirror shine on their redwings.

u/Fubs261 · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

I've been lurking for a while but finally made an account to ask this:

I decided to go with Red Wing Beckmans (9023) as my first high-quality footwear purchase. I also purchased a Kiwi 100% Horsehair Shine Brush, a Lexol 907 Leather Care Kit, and Woodlore Adjustable Men's Shoe Tree (Cedar).

My first question is: how should the shoe trees fit into my Beckmans? I went to a Red Wing store and got sized. They said I have wide feet and recommended I get 8.5 (I usually wear 8.5s in regular footwear like Van's and Nike). I purchased the 8.5 Beckmans and I've worn them about 8 times now. Out of paranoia, I double checked with the Red Wing store to see if the boots were creasing properly (as I have a lot of toe space and was worried that it might be too big). They assured me that It was fine. I ordered size medium (8-9.5 size) and They arrived yesterday. I inserted them into the boots but noticed that it was pretty difficult to get them in there and the heel of the shoe tree scratches against the heel of the boot when inserting. I notice if I wiggle the front of the shoe trees in a bit more before inserting the heel, it doesn't scratch the heel of the boot. I apologize if the picture quality is poor , I only have my phone at this time. Is this okay for my Beckmans? Or should I return these for a different shoe trees? I'm worried about them being stretched improperly. If I should get different ones, can someone direct me to a specific shoe tree? Here are some pictures of my 9023s with the shoe trees.

My second question is, do I need any other care products than the ones I listed above? My care regime currently will be to brush after each use, shoe trees for a minimum of 1 day before next wear, Lexol clean and condition once a month and/or after they get really dirty.

u/canislupus360 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I have the same pair. You can spray them if you want to help protect them from water. I use Kiwi suede protector. If you get marks on them, use a suede brush. You really don't need to baby them as desert boots like fine a little roughed up. And wear them with anything really (except black). Anything short of a suit is probably okay which is why they get suggested so often.

u/easyperson · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Generally, avoid water/snow/salt. Specifically, spray them with this every now and again.

u/BroomeStreet · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

awesome. thanks.
It's my first stain, so I was a bit overprotective. I will keep some character, but right now I feel like I look like an idiot.

Have you ever tried a suede protector like this?

u/incredib1yclose · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

This one. However, none of my suede shoes have gotten dirty yet so I can't tell you if it helped or not. :( Just bought it based on reviews.

u/Facelessjoe · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I'm just learning about this stuff, but you can waterproof your suede shoes. Water and suede really doesn't mix well.

Getting a suede brush to get the dirt off wouldn't hurt but make sure you only brush in one direction because I've heard you can mess up the suede otherwise.

u/Addicted2Qtips · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

You can get suede protector spray that works really well in keeping your suede stain free:

u/alecseriously · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

While that seems very warm, I actually bought this peacoat and found it to be very warm and i wore it with about everything I owned. I go to URI, so the entire campus is a hill of ice. I was able to get away with clarks because the weather was mild this winter, but my boots are a pair of hand me down red wings from my dad. Those aren't them, but they are similar. I love them. Never once had water seep into my boots. You will be able to pull out less extreme boots most of the time so as for waterproofing your shoes, this goes a long way. That goes for all shoes, even in the summer you never know if your sperrys will get wet. If you have any other questions feel free to PM me.

u/allofthenightlights · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I usually use a waterproofing spray on suede or synthetic shoes. Here is one example, though I can't really recommend a specific brand. Shoe stores usually sell these sprays.

u/rajrondo · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Selling Sand Suede Clarks Bushacre IIs Size 10

Condition: Worn once for 15 mins, slightly too big for me. Kiwi Suede protector sprayed already

Picture if requested

Price: $70 Shipped OBO

Will include the rest of the Kiwi suede protector

u/extraminimal · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

The whole point of AE's Bourbon color is that it's a lighter-dyed shoe polished with a darker cream. This process is going to give it some variation in tone, which is completely intentional. If you'd like to even out the color over time, consistently use a dyed shoe cream of the desired color. (Probably Goldenrod here as an example.)

u/danhakimi · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Pick the closest saphir color: r/ It doesn't need to be "woodbury," it just needs to be close. Saphir makes some pretty dope polishes.

These work too: r/

u/ILikeToBakeCupcakes · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I am also new to leather boots! Mine were getting scuffed/discolored from normal wear and tear, so I used Meltonian boot cream to a) restore the color and b) provide a bit of waterproofing (since it's wax-based).

I also have Leather Honey leather conditioner, which I've used on a purse and my Birkenstocks. It definitely does darken the leather, so if you're attached to the exact shade you have now, I wouldn't recommend conditioning.

u/dentttt · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

As long as they are made of cedar, most shoe trees are about the same. I wouldn't spend more than $20 or $25 for them. For shoe polish, I really like Meltonian. I started using it on recommendation by my cobbler, and it works great.

u/tal05 · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Sorry if this has been asked before, searched but couldn't find the answer.

What's the difference between Saphir Renovator and Saphir Renovateur and which one should I be using?

u/shifty21 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I found 2 Saphir Renovateur products, but they seem vastly different cream vs. liquid? Here and Here.

Rotation might be the key. Obviously evening out the wear and tear over a few pairs makes them last longer.

I'm going to go by the AE Care Guide (PDF Warning) for the color matching polish and wax.

Forgot the shoe horn, but yes, that is a must!

Thank you for the tips and advice!

u/Calvus · 1 pointr/Leathercraft
u/SMaddox50 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice
u/demosthenesss · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

I recently bought a pair of Red Wing IR boots. They fit quite snug but I actually find them super comfortable. Even though they are stiff already I can tell they are going to be comfortable.

However, my wife wasn't super pleased with the price tag - she wants me to make sure I take good care of them and that they actually do last a lifetime. Protip: talk with your spouse prior to buying ~$280 boots :-)

Anyways, I've worn a pair of King's Toe boots now for almost 10 years so I trust the quality, but I'm wanting to make sure I do everything possible to appease the missus.

My understanding of what I need to do:

  1. Clean with a cloth/brush to remove dirt frequently
  2. Occasionally lightly condition, I bought this when I bought them at the recommendation of the store salesman. I probably will only need to do this every month or less since I don't "heavily" wear them
  3. Buy a shoe tree of some sort - any recommendations? Is this one good enough?

    I'm also concerned regarding frequency of wearing. Red Wing doesn't say anywhere about trying to avoid wearing them every day, but in my read all-the-things quest here I've seen a lot of discussion on that point but only in passing, is there a good explanation for why/how that is important? I'm surprised not to see it anywhere on RW's site.

u/aschell · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I wear them year round, but I'm in Vancouver and the summers are mild.

Leaving them on a shelf won't really do them much harm, but if you want to keep their shape well, I recommend a simple pair of shoe trees like these.

u/OneLove_A-Dawg · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

So this?:

Also I am wholly uninformed on this subject. What does maintaining the vamp do vs not? Also would you by those in the extra large or large? Thanks again!

u/waffleninja · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion - like this

Plain toe or captoe. Brown of any shade preferred. Suede or wingtip I would say is a no go for the wolverine.

One possible problem: The leather sole doesn't hold up if you wear it outside a lot. They absorb all the water really easily which is a problem with anything with a leather sole. If you are in a rainy or snowy area, you might want to go with the Allen Edmond Dalton (choose dainite sole) or Redwing 8111 (the 8111 is more casual than business casual, but still is sexy) since they are both rubber soles. I can't say anything about the Thursday Boots in the above link that has a rubber sole, but some people love them and some people hate them.

Also, cedar shoe trees are not a bad idea ( )

u/MT1982 · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

I wouldn't put powder in them as I'd think that'd just cake up whenever you sweat. I'd go with something like these. I've used those types of things in sneakers before and they worked great.

u/xiongchiamiov · 1 pointr/climbing

I don't know how they do it, but these are amazing: Sof Sole Sneaker Balls Shoe Gym Bag and Locker Deodorizer, Matrix, 3-Pair

u/rysio11 · 1 pointr/howto

Sneaker balls like these. I used to use these on my work boots when I was working in a pretty damp environment with lots of heavy work on shallow docks in which every couple of days you would inevitably end up with a foot in the lake. Throw these in my normal shoes while I was at work and then in my work boots when I was back.
mechanically_minded's suggestion also works, I've personally done this after drying out the boots properly, it helps kill the bacteria/mildew/algae from growing. I was told by a co-worker to keep them in the freezer at least 48 hrs.

u/BGT456 · 1 pointr/securityguards

Buy good boots. Danner Arcadia. Yes they are expensive but they will last years. I can get about 10,000 miles on them before needing new soles. which luckily they are recraftable so you won't need totally new boots. I have had one summer and one winter pair for 7 years. got new soles on them once and that was recently.

Next, get good true boot socks. NOT work socks. Fox River, Either go medium weight or heavy weight. Buy a pair for each day of the week you will need them. then you will only have to wash them once on your weekend.

They are both summer socks but the heavy weights will help in the winter.

Danner makes a steel toe variant of the Arcadia and recon. avoid them unless you are in a rough area and need the extra metal for a fight.

I wore the Steel toe variants and could walk 20 miles in a 10 hour shift, do that for 5-6 days a week for months and have zero foot pain.

If you absolutely can not afford the boots get the socks. they are very important. The proper padding will make a huge difference alone.

One other thing. Get shoe deodorizers if you walk a lot. leave them closed when you put them in every night and they will help will odar a ton.

u/Serial-Kitten · 1 pointr/OFWGKTA

I use these things called sneaker balls because they’re super cheap and they usually prevent or remove smell if you leave em in there overnight, I would avoid OderX spray, I used it in my NMD’s and the white powder leached into evert crack and crevasse, If needs cleaning use Lysol wipe

u/FuckYourSwerve · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Rinse out the inside next time you clean your Mocs, then use a bit of Gold Bond and these things called [Sneaker Balls] ( This has always worked well for me with my Sperrys and Vans, both of which I wear bear-footed.

u/go_greengo · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Sure. Your friendly neighborhood cobbler should have some. Here are some links.

Tarrago Hightech Nano Protector Spray 250 Ml

And the famous Leffot video that changed the suede game.

u/johnwayne2413 · 1 pointr/disney

> nano protector


and does it really work?

u/chickenfark · 1 pointr/washingtondc

old comment i posted on some shoe cleaning, probably best to just DIY for uggs

Depending on how pricey and/or loved they are, my go to is Bedos. Dude does insane work with shoes, but comes with an accompanying price tag.

For my own suede shoes I use a good suede shampoo and suede brush to get out most of the crap, followed by some suede conditioner. Saphir is sold all over the place, hanger project links were just the handiest to find.

After that you can also look into (optional) using some tarrago nanospray to semi-waterproof and stain-proof them. That stuff is magic.

u/punisher1005 · 1 pointr/vagabond

Yep it works. It won't keep your shoes bone dry if you dunk them in water but if you spray down the outside of your shoes with it really well then let them dry for 24 hours. It definitely will keep the outside dry. I spray down my shoelaces too and let them dry separately. I bought this stuff. I'd personally reapply occasionally but I don't know if that's strictly necessary. It's certainly not a scam though.

There is heavier duty stuff out there if you want something that will really make your boots/shoes super waterproof instead of "water resistant" though. Just look at reviews.

Edit: This looks decent too.

u/Citizen_V · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

I've never used that, but there have been several recommendations of Tarrago's spray in /r/goodyearwelt for suede and other fabrics.

u/bookfancier69 · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Thank you for putting in the time to reply. I think I will pick up some Allen Edmond's shoe cream as I am not really looking for a mirror shine.

Is this the Tarrago protector you are referring too?

u/Readonlygirl · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

Yes less sensitive to water stains and everything stains. I was at my shoe repair today to pick up some stretched boots and asked them what they use and they said this it’s good for sneakers and fabric too. See the photos in the listing. There’s other waterproofers but they will darken your boots.

u/stevenkmason · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Have you tried using Tarrago nano spray?

u/LittleHelperRobot · 1 pointr/Sneakers


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u/jimguy · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Yes. Although not necessary, it can save your suede/roughout shoes from being ruined.


u/YamahaCruiser · 1 pointr/motorcycles

No joke...these are great for shoes you'd ride in:

u/AJayH · 1 pointr/interestingasfuck

This is cool and all. But I switched to Lock Laces a few years ago. Haven't tied my shoes since.

u/primeoflife · 1 pointr/Outdoors

Or you could spend a few bucks on these and save some time. I have two sets for my short and full hiking boots. They've been all over the Alps, Himalayas and Appalachian. They work.

u/SidRunsUnshod · 1 pointr/BarefootRunning

Don't know how well these work. Might be worth a look. Good luck!

Zipper laces.

Speed laces, like hoobidabwah mentioned.

u/mstwizted · 1 pointr/Parenting

That's how I taught my kids as well.

Mostly though, they love these things -

u/Foggy_Wombat · 1 pointr/RepLadies

Good ol' Scotchguard does the trick. I don't use it on my bags, but I spray my shoes and it works perfectly.

u/trashcanlife · 1 pointr/DallasStars
u/Laurlyn · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I just sprayed my suede Vince Camuto ankle boots with this and it seems to have worked pretty well!

u/HazelEllie · 1 pointr/xxfitness

No way! Another Michigander! 😀
Here’s a super long list of all the stuff I can think of. The biggest investment is probably a warm coat and shoes. The rest I found was reasonably priced at amazon/ target etc!

I got a down filled ski hoodie made by Spyder. I think it’s this one:
NorthFace and Patagonia sell them too. I just made sure the one I got was made for sub zero cold temps. Any thing 40 degrees and over and it’s too hot to wear so it’s definitely for cold weather.
Insulated running tights, sometimes I throw a pair of sweats over them if it’s crazy cold. You could even get wind stopper pants for over the top. That might be my next investment for layering.
I wear a long sleeve and short sleeve T-shirt underneath.
I have a thick winter buff for my neck that I can pull over my mouth if needed
A wool beanie with polar fleece lining that’s long enough to really cover my ears and good gloves. I use insulated trail running shoes and when it’s icy I put Yax trax on them
You can find cheaper brands on amazon.
And the last thing is a head lamp since it gets dark so damn early here. 😂
I tend to overdress and sometimes get a little hot but I’m kind of a baby about being cold.
I really enjoy going when it’s snowing. It’s so amazing and peaceful!
If you’re concerned about getting snow in your socks (I also usually wear smart wool or two pairs depending) you can buy gaitors:
I’ve tried my husband’s but I don’t feel like I need them. I don’t go in deep snow or anything. There’s a plowed rails to trails type trail here that they keep pretty clean in the winter—the biggest concern is ice.

u/H720 · 1 pointr/INEEEEDIT

Name: "Yaktrax Pro Traction Cleats"


Purchase Link:

u/Bergatron14 · 1 pointr/hiking

You don't need heavy duty crampons, something like this would work (on mobile, not sure how to properly format this link): YakTrax 8611 Pro Traction Cleats for Walking, Jogging, or Hiking on Snow and Ice, Medium

If you're camping prepare for it to be very cold. Especially if you're along the river. Wind can also pretty strong there. Definitely lots of outfitters in Moab, but as November is the slow season you may have shorter hours and some may be closed completely.

You will definitely need a car for both parks. Devil's Garden is a great hike in Arches, but the trail can be hard to follow. There's two sides to Canyonlands - Island in the Sky and the Needles district. Island in the sky is what people typically think of, and it's quite close to Arches. The Needles district is farther south and a little more difficult to get to, but it's really pretty, has some areas of hoodoo formations which are always cool to see. Dead Horse State Park is also pretty close and has a really cool viewpoint and some small hikes you can do. is a good resource to get more information on hikes in the area.

Just make sure to layer your clothes - temperatures can change dramatically! - and always have lots of water. Utah and Arizona are both very dry states, and the lack of humidity can impact people a lot, especially if they're not used to it. Carry more water than you think you'll need.

Have a great time!

u/NotYourAveragePickle · 1 pointr/funny
u/44problems · 1 pointr/Buffalo

For walking I really reccomend YakTrax on your boots. I live in Elmwood Village and unlike the other reply the sidewalks around me are very spotty, with some dry and clear and others covered in packed snow and ice. (Especially the sidewalks outside Red Cross surprisingly.) The traction cleats help you stay upright and stay on the sidewalk, though note they can be slippery indoors on hard surfaces. Please don't walk in the street no matter how much Buffalonians love to do that.

u/bamgrinus · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Personally I've had problems with the indentations around the pillars getting packed with snow. But it really depends on what you're dealing with.

I guess the truth is that none of the soles are perfect for the snow but some are better than others for sure. And if you really need some serious traction, your best bet may be to invest in these.

u/cortes12 · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

I've had good success cleaning my kill shots with these.

Shoe Cleaner by Pink Miracle 8 Oz. Bottle Kit Fabric Cleaner For Leather, Whites, Nubuck Boots, Sneakers

u/Ohno_ItsTom · 1 pointr/GolfGTI

Thanks for the recommendation! How is it on midsoles? I've been using this stuff lately and it's been pretty lack luster on midsoles:

u/GreatTragedy · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I use this on all my sneakers. A little bit goes a real long way with this stuff. Great results from it.

u/ilalli · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Clean it with saddle soap to start to see if that helps. I personally like Pink Miracle which has saddle soap in it and is liquid so it’s easy, but you can get a tin of solid saddle soap at Walmart/Target. Tarrago dye comes with a prep liquid that helps remove old dye (apply with a scratchy pad). It comes in several dozen colors with nice, rich color payoff after only 1-2 coats (but apply more like 4-5 coats) of sponge application.

u/The-Bedroom-Hero · 1 pointr/Nike

Oh I forgot the link:

Pink Miracle Shoe Cleaner Kit 8 Oz. Bottle Fabric Cleaner for Leather, Whites, and Nubuck Sneakers

u/b0r3datw0rk · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

took these for my euro trip during summer and an asia trip during winter. Love these shoes. The gum sole on these should be easy to keep clean, but I used the shoe cleaner by pink miracle for the rest of the shoe. Looks A LOT better than what it did, but obviously won't be able to keep these that clean if they're seeing the world.

u/ErnieTheGrinch · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I use this stuff. Works wonders. I've brought back shoes in worse shape than that. You can also replace the shoes laces down the road and they'll look brand new.

u/Scourge2325 · 1 pointr/streetwear

There are a lot of shoe cleaning kits on the market you can use, I recommend this one

u/CyanOhCyan · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Saphir Reno mat or Jason Markk to clean Common Projects? Also, is it necessary to use a leather conditioner to maintain white leather shoes?

u/Christian-OWG · 1 pointr/Sneakers

For the prime knit I would just use a sneaker shoe cleaner you can find on Amazon.

u/imsageson · 1 pointr/Sneakers
u/Chrikelnel · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Thank you so much! Is something like this what I should use?

u/Forester263 · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

This is what I use - works great, and it's cheap. LINK

u/mshimmie · 1 pointr/Sneakers

Someone stepped on my light suede air forces and I bought this (Shacke Suede & Nubuck 4-Way Leather Brush Cleaner ) suede brush to brush away the dirt.

After brushing gently, I am left with a horrible blue stain on my shoes... anyone know how to fix this?? I’m so heartbroken.

u/Iamfrontosa · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

It looks like I can get the 8 oz bottle for 17.99 on amazon and then I could get a brush such as this one....

Or should I just stick with the kit that comes with a 4 oz bottle and a brush of its own? And a box of Mr clean magic eraser, because apparently that is also a good shoe thing to have.

u/RozenKristal · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Uhm... I have some boots that use CFStead suede, those are hard wearing so I was fine with walking in the rain. I doubt the Adidas can do the same. I would avoid rainy days for sure, but light shower probably ok. Aside from that, if you have a suede brush to clean debris, it would be better. Something like this:

u/TRBlizzard121 · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Should I buy a brass bristle suede brush or is this one: adequate?

u/dailyherold · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

unrelated, but related, what is the general consensus on brushes like this?

I got one because I noticed a liquid mark on my pair after my company party. Brushed at it which helped, but seemed to have made the perfectly uniform flesh/suede side a little more variable. Nothing crazy, just wondering now if the brass bristles are too harsh on suede, or if I should have waited longer before brushing at it.

u/WaylandC · 1 pointr/Sneakers

Yes, with this, no as is.

u/wangnutpie1 · 1 pointr/Sneakers
u/finn-mertens · 1 pointr/Vans

firstly, congratulations! secondly, look up Lace Anchors. they might be what you're looking for.

u/Khord · 1 pointr/Sneakers

I terminated them just behind the cage using clips like these, and cut the excess lace off

u/stonebit · 1 pointr/specializedtools

Found the Chinese version...

u/incrediboy729 · 1 pointr/specializedtools

For those interested, it’s only $63, and also comes with a glove dryer...

Kendal Shoes Boots Gloves Dryer SI-SD06G

u/LANCEINAK · 1 pointr/pics

Found it on Amazon

Kendal Shoes Boots Gloves Dryer SI-SD06G

u/bcphotog · 1 pointr/Sneakers

> Clean your turtle doves with the crep kit

This kit?

> then buy sole protectors

Is the Crep one good? This one specifically.


u/snakera · 1 pointr/Sneakers
Yeah it says black because when the can itself is black haha. Its purple on he pic on amazon but when i got mine it was black

u/luxeshimmer · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I just ordered this! It kept popping up on every list.

u/Wiscanson · 1 pointr/Sneakers

Yeah from the pictures I think I agree with you. Thoughts on how these would look?

u/monaquaregia · 1 pointr/Sneakers

Japanese Katakana 3 Stripes Laces - Shoelaces for Adidas NMD / Ultraboost / Yeezy (White) - 1 Pair (2 Shoelaces)

u/Snoopy1985 · 1 pointr/Sneakers

Get them from Amazon

u/mowmowmeow · 1 pointr/FashionReps

Usually sold at SlickiesLaces, but they're out of stock, so you can cop here.

u/RedSuperNova · 1 pointr/Sneakers
u/Shucking_Corn · 1 pointr/Sneakers

on Amazon:

If that link doesn't work, just go to amazon and search "Japanese Katakana 3 Stripes Laces". They have a few more colors than just white and black.

u/XonicAudi · 0 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Yes they should be fixable. You need two things:

  1. Shoe Emulsion to give back some color and to refresh the leather.
  2. Shoe wax to protect them and give them back their shininess.

    This is a great German guide:


    Good Brands are Burgol, Kiwi, Famaco, Saphir
u/chillbroswaggins · 0 pointsr/crossfit

I use them for all of my exercise shoes. Besides never having to tie them, they also help in that your shoes are always at the right tension when you put them on. Here is my favorite kind:

u/blakefromthesnake · 0 pointsr/golf

Guys, this stuff is amazing. I originally bought it for shoes but it’s money on 99% of stains. Smells great. Hasn’t ruined anything yet. AND it has saved my favorite titleist hat many times this summer Amazon Link

u/Leniek · 0 pointsr/simracing

just buy suede brush like this to clean if You go with alcantara

u/JJGerms · -3 pointsr/Seattle

And what makes you qualified to speak for the OP? Are you the subby whisperer? "He says... he wants... different ideas." I look forward to the feature film version of this thread, with OP being played by Channing Tatum and you being played by a slightly damp shoe tree.

Speaking of which, OP can click here and get a shoe tree sent to his beloved in about a minute, thus ending this maddening drama for all of us.