A while back I bought this pair of Alfred Sargent Handgrade Benson to a very cheap price on Ebay. A shoe from a not too big brand like AS which looks really beaten up doesn’t go for much. But withs some simple true love and care they came out looking real nice again. Here’s a series of photos showing of the difference.
This is how they looked when I got them. The previous owner obviously didn’t treat them too well, they had a lot of scuffs and the sole edges looked quite terrible.
The way the soles were worn it looked to me as they had been used a lot in wet weather, rather than have been worn for a long period of time.
Here all the old cream and polish have been stripped off, they have been thoroughly washed and then let dry.
And voilà, after a proper shoe care session they look like this. Nothing special used, just four thin layers of pigmented cream to really cover up all the scuffs, and then some wax polish.
Here the refurbished ones are out in daylight.
The waist have been treated with black shoe cream, the rest of the bottom with neutral cream.
And finally some pics of them on the feet.