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Leather care for printed leather

I've just bought a lovely pair of Doc Martens which have an all-over print on them. I want to keep the print (and the leather) in as good a condition as possible. I have the end of a tube of Kiwi Sport Dubbin gel which I've used with much success on other (though plainer) Docs, but it seems like they don't make this any more. What's the best stuff to use? [more inside]
posted by Vortisaur on Mar 23, 2016 - 3 answers

Brown polish on black shoes OK?

OK to use brown cream shoe polish on black shoes? [more inside]
posted by scose on Apr 26, 2012 - 7 answers

Shoe Trees for These?

I know what shoe trees are supposed to do, but what shoes should I be putting them in. All my shoes? Just the ones made out of leather? Any shoes I invest >$50 in? Is putting shoe trees in sneakers fussy, or good practice? In short, tell me what sorts of shoes benefit from trees, and which didn't. [more inside]
posted by Apropos of Something on Dec 22, 2011 - 7 answers

They're leather and fancy and I don't know what to do!

How and when do you shine your shoes? Google turns up so many conflicting answers that I'm not sure what to go with. [more inside]
posted by Arbac on Sep 13, 2010 - 13 answers

Keeping crepe soles clean?

I've recently acquired a pair of crepe soled boots (some good ol' Wallabees) and I love them to bits. But the light colored sole gets grimy fast. Any tips for keeping the soles clean and in good condition? [more inside]
posted by Lentrohamsanin on Jul 2, 2009 - 2 answers

Cat pee boots, yuck

The cat peed in my daughter's Doc Martins. I'm pretty sure I know why (she had visited another home with cats, one may have been in heat), but how can i get the smell out? I've tried baking soda and febreeze. Oh, the cat is a spayed female and it was not a full on pee, more of a marking squirt. Smells terrible though.
posted by alltomorrowsparties on Feb 27, 2009 - 12 answers

Should I Fix My Shoes?

What am I doing to my shoes? [more inside]
posted by rossination on Jul 6, 2008 - 14 answers

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