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Guide – Simple corrections of fit nr. 2

Most people know about removable insoles, heel grips, tongue pads etc. to fix various fit issues, what some might not think about though is that if you go to a good cobbler you can have fix the same issues in an even nicer looking and better way. Here I highlight a number of fit modifications that cobblers can do. It’s very common that RTW shoes does not fit perfectly, but in many cases the modifications below can make it really good.

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Guide – Resoling and re-heeling

Traditionally constructed shoes, not least stitched ones, are almost always marketed with emphasis on the possibilities of resoling and repairing them. It often appears that they can be re-soled forever. It’s not that simple, though. Here I go through the possibilities and shortcomings of the most common construction methods, as well as the conditions for re-heeling and resoling.

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Guide- High shine with just cream

For those who want a really good shine on their shoes it’s standard to use wax polish, which main features are just to produce shine and protection. However it’s possible to get really nice shine by just using cream, here’s a small crash course on how to do with the help of Hiroto Kawaguchi at Waltz Shoeshine Saloon in Tokyo.

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