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February 17, 2006 @ 02:10 AM

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by Carlos at the old forum, and now, its here again.


Clean kicks are of the essence and there comes a time in every sneaker-fiend
February 17, 2006 @ 02:11 AM

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Here is the part 2



Eraser
USE: Soles, mid-soles
OVERALL RATING: 2 out of 10
PRICE: $0.50
AMOUNT: 1 eraser

Simple and effective for stain removal on rubber soles and mid-soles, erasers get a 2 rating because---by rubbing rubber on rubber---you
February 17, 2006 @ 02:11 AM

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and then the last part


[color=blue][b]Stain Removers: Shout (OxiClean, Spray
February 17, 2006 @ 02:28 PM

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damn thanks for the info
February 18, 2006 @ 01:55 AM

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Do stains last forever if new stains arent washed asap and is left there for a long time?

Like what if u try to wash an easily washable stain but after 1 yr?
February 20, 2006 @ 01:08 PM
Peter Suh

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What is the orange made of on the Pele toe? I was running and when I looked down the black had rubbed off..
February 21, 2006 @ 05:35 PM

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What is the orange made of on the Pele toe? I was running and when I looked down the black had rubbed off..


This one's gonna be a tough one and I don't have the best answer yet.

It appears that the Pele toebox is made of some kind of ultra-sensitive suede variant (in other words, not the same kind of DURABUCK that Nike's used on the Tokyo URLS). I write "ultra-sensitive" because it stains easily and when you try to gently rub off the stain, the orange comes off too. See, I've had my Hawaii's for a coupla weeks now and after wearing them for just a day or two, I noticed that the black upper rubbed off onto the orange toebox. When I used an old tee shirt to rub out the stain, the orange came off onto the tee which then made one part of the shoe look lighter than the rest--so I had to clean the whole toebox in order to even out the shade which, in turn, made the whole toebox look faded and 6 months older than it really is. Bah.

The Hawaii's are hella comfy, but they don't seem to be clean-able in the ordinary sense of shoe cleaning. Any tips from Hawaii owners would be appreciated.
February 22, 2006 @ 11:09 AM

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isn't it made of nubuck
February 23, 2006 @ 11:55 PM
mikhal-kwane

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i have a light denim bleed on my white Melvins...anyone have any suggestions on how i could fix that?
March 13, 2006 @ 10:27 AM

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How about some reviews for water sealants, leather conditioners and other products? I want something to decrease the amount of creasing on my Tiffanys as much as possible before I wear them out often.
March 14, 2006 @ 10:43 AM

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How about some reviews for water sealants, leather conditioners and other products? I want something to decrease the amount of creasing on my Tiffanys as much as possible before I wear them out often.


Yeah, how 'bout it?
Here's an idea: why don't you do the research and post the results?

Just kidding.

First, never wear the same pair of kicks 2 days in a row. Rotate your kicks (you've got a huge collection to work with, rightconfused and give 'em the breaks they deserve. Rotating shoes keeps them from being worn in after repeated bending and it's been said that two pairs of rotated shoes last longer than two pairs worn out in succession. In short, you should have bought two pair of Tiffs you cheap ass.

As for creases and protecton, I used Cadillac Boot and Shoe Care. It works wonders on leather, vinyl and patent leather (i.e. plastic-coated leather). This stuff is magical and was recommended to me by the guy who repairs my dress shoes. You pour this stuff on the toebox area of your shoes where you think they'll crease, let it sit over night so that it seeps in and then wipe it off with a cloth the next day. Cadillac softens materials without discoloring them (I've used it on my Mexico AF1s, my Tiffs and others), while offering decent waterproofing protection. Good stuff. It's only 5 bucks so buy some, try it on a cheap pair of kicks and then feel stupid because it worked and you didn't believe me.

Finally, use cedar shoe trees (or stuff your shoes with old shirts). Cedar works double-time by keep your shoes fresh naturally and by absorbing the water/salt your stanky feet give off during a hard day's work. What's more, shoe trees keep the soles of your feet straight---from heel too toebox---reducing the natural curl that occurs after wearing your shoes for a day.

Cadillac Boot and Shoe Care www.heelandsoleshoes.com/browser/32/product/CMF9FCB6ED1049504118-996/items.html
March 14, 2006 @ 12:22 PM

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Yo, that post was exactly what I was looking for. Thanks, Carlos!
March 20, 2006 @ 04:41 PM
AKwa

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How's undftd's cleaner?
March 20, 2006 @ 05:57 PM
louis-lau

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thanks for the info.
April 16, 2006 @ 10:39 PM
mr. newbie

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is there somethin to protect form jean stains or do i just have bad denim?
April 16, 2006 @ 11:33 PM
A-Star*

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put tape on the inside of ur jeans at the bottom^^^

whats the best way 2 clean patent leather ?
May 20, 2006 @ 01:28 AM
mr. newbie

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May 24, 2006 @ 03:20 AM
nikki

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thx a-star!!
hate it when jeans bleed onto the sneaks
May 29, 2006 @ 11:58 AM
Brick James

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Do you happen to know what i should do for the HOA air max 90s, i've heard putting it in the washing machine. Is this effective? if so, how do i do it without messing the sneakers up.
May 30, 2006 @ 10:31 AM
doloveira

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the white midsoles on some of my shoes are pretty dirty so i hardly wear them anymore. im gonna try that bleach pen out.
May 30, 2006 @ 10:40 AM
Holla Its Marc

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wow this info is mad useful. I'm gonna go clean some of my kicks today!
August 16, 2006 @ 10:27 PM
iam2cool

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great tips 2 keep kicks clean
August 16, 2006 @ 11:20 PM
Gangstalicious

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Just fucking sticky it at customs board
August 21, 2006 @ 12:36 AM
Ameex

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Is it okay to use stain/water repellent spray on patent leather?
August 21, 2006 @ 12:37 AM
ice grillz

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how do you clean the mesh part on your air max 1s? i puked on my shoes last night.

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August 21, 2006 @ 01:10 AM
ice grillz

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they are not made of human teeth.

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August 21, 2006 @ 01:30 AM
SOLE

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you clean it as much as possible, then theres some powder
August 21, 2006 @ 02:24 PM
unltd.

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Wow, this has to be the first time i ain't actually annoyed that some one dug up an old post...


I dug up the introduce yourself thread, now it's a sticky.
February 14, 2007 @ 06:10 PM
aroundtheclock

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and how would i clean my hemp dunks from all the blueness of my jeans
August 30, 2007 @ 01:58 AM
Spunge

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Hey hey
i got me some AF1 Thompsons today, and they've got this cotton/hemp material.
Whats the best way to prevent them gettin dirty? Hard to tell due to the material...

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