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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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Guide – Simple corrections of fit

Due to the fact that a vast majority of the shoes sold are Ready to Wear, and many of them are ordered online, it’s very common that they doesn’t fit perfectly. Ideally, it would have been to change that shoe to another model in another last that fits one’s feet better, but it’s often not done. Fortunately, it’s possible to make a lot of corrections both to make shoes smaller and bigger, which even it might not create a perfect fit it can be a great improvement.

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