|Six years wear and tear|
The sole has been well worn, especially at the toe as you can see below....
|Water stained and dirty|
|Cleaned and creamed|
We applied a rubber sticker sole to give the leather soles greater longevity. Then we replaced the heel top pieces and refinished the sole and heel edges with dye and wax.
Then we got to work on the uppers. We creamed and buffed them twice to really nourish the leather and to ensure that we had got rid of the embedded dirt.
|First coat of polish|
Then we applied a coat of navy polish, using a polish brush to work the polish into the welt/upper join. We left the polish on for a couple of hours before brushing it off with a soft brush.
|Second coat of polish left for several hours and buffed off|
|Buffed and military shine on the toe|
|High shine, new rubber sticker sole and heel top piece|
|Finished and ready for delivery|
That's it from us for now. Until next week, happy shoemaking!