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#1 agreen61601

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:47 PM

I used to put mink oil on nice expensive leather soccer shoes and outdoor loafers. Is this the way to go or is there something newer or better out there. What have you had success with or would you recomend. Just got some adipure z's and want to keep them looking fresh. Thanks for your help.


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Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:57 PM

I use mink oil myself after cleaning with saddle soap and polishing.

I don't know if there are better ways, but it's what my dad did and his shoes were always spiffy.

Depending on how often you play, you should rotate shoes, clean after each round and always use shoe trees after airing them out.  With three or four pairs and good care, they will last you multiple seasons and look good too.

Clank them together to get off them grass, throw them in the trunk and wear them the next day and they'll look like crap in no time.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 12:04 AM

View Postscotchblade, on 09 March 2011 - 10:57 PM, said:

I use mink oil myself after cleaning with saddle soap and polishing.

I don't know if there are better ways, but it's what my dad did and his shoes were always spiffy.

Depending on how often you play, you should rotate shoes, clean after each round and always use shoe trees after airing them out.  With three or four pairs and good care, they will last you multiple seasons and look good too.

Clank them together to get off them grass, throw them in the trunk and wear them the next day and they'll look like crap in no time.

Thanks for the input. Just rubbed them with mink oil and am letting them sit overnight. These shoes came with a bag for each shoe. I guess so the spikes dont scratch the other shoe.  I always have a black and brown pair of shoes but may bring another shoe into the rotation this year.  Glad to see the saddle soap and mink oil is still the way to go after all these years.  Just turned 30 this month and hadnt mink oiled athletic shoes since high school. Thanks Again

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 12:45 AM

I've always used Chelsea Leather Food and it's really awesome. Waterproofing and maintains breathability...I used it on my kangaroo soccer cleats and it always kept the leather nice and supple.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 02:15 PM

Clean with saddle soap, polish, then mink oil.
I do this routine probably 3 times a summer (can only play from April-Oct up here) and it really extends the life of my nicer shoes.  As another poster mentioned, not wearing the same pair twice in a row helps too.  It's the same concept as rotating your gloves if you werar one.  They last longer that way.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 03:32 PM

I use Super VII Leather Balsam, You can apply it with a sponge in seconds and keep your shoes looking like new and water resistant forever.

It can be found at http://popcornplus.ca/

It is absolutely awesome stuff.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 03:46 PM

Good tips...one thing you have to be careful of avoiding putting a waxy sealant on a shoe with a GoreTex Liner (I have ECCOs and Nikes with that, don't think the Adidas have it, though). If the leather can't breathe, the GoreTex liner won't work and will just trap moisture making your feet wetter rather than drier.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 04:01 PM

Use Neet Feet, and polish.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 08:13 PM

I have only put mink oil on black shoes. What will it do to the appearance of brown leather shoes.  Will it just darken them?



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Posted 11 March 2011 - 10:05 AM

My product of choice for leather has always been Lexol. It has been around for decades.


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