To tidy up your sole edge is often a detail we overlook. We are more often focused on the upper often forgetting that an unkempt sole edge is among the most
Shoe Care Guide – Why Is It Important?
A shoe care guide is the basic knowledge we all need to upkeep our shoes. Higher-end shoes are an investment and the more that you know how to look after that
What Is A Mirror Shine?
What is a mirror shine? It might seem like a trivial question but the reality is that it is often misused. And if you really want to be snobby about it, even
Video: How To Quickly Tidy Up Your Leather Footwear
Shoe care doesn't have to be intense or take a long time. More often than not, like any kind of routine, if we simply start a regular schedule of
Handwelted Resoling With Fiddleback By Bedo’s Leatherworks
Dear Readers, Sorry that I was gone for so long without posting. I was away in London for the London Super Trunk Show 2022 and was busy from
Video: Educational Series – Conditioning of New Shoes and Shoe Storage
In the world of shoes, there are many ideas of what to do and what not to do. But the reality is that there are no defined situations where this can be 100%
Are Toe Taps Necessary?
As little as ten years ago, few people used toe taps. Like most myths created by people who do not know any better, the naive always shouted "they make so much
Tip: Do Not Use Neutral Wax
Neutral Wax is the cause of many issues in the shoe-care realm of the shoe industry. Namely by regular people (i.e. no professional shiners). You see, most
Do Not Wear Brand New Shoes In The Rain
***Warning: I write direct, often crass, with lots of spelling and grammatical errors. I do not write this blog to become 'an editor or great writer,' I write
Do Not Condition Brand New Shoes
I never understood why people do a full shoe shine regime on a brand new pair of shoes. I can understand wanting a cap shine but what goes on in the mind to
The Elegant Oxford – Your Shoe Care Guide
Shoe Care might actually be the biggest and most popular subject in the shoe industry. Back when I used to post a lot more about it, as I was a 'professional'
5 Shoe Shine “Don’ts” to Know About
There are many mistakes people make when shining their shoes. These mistakes sometimes have adverse effects on their shoes, which is no good, especially if the
PET PEEVES IN THE SHOE INDUSTRY PART 8: THINKING THAT CEDAR SHOES TREES ARE THE END ALL BE ALL
I am not going to lie here and pretend I haven't done this and this is how I know that the issue at hand is all crap, but the truth is that when a salesman
A Guide To Dyeing Your Own Shoes
Have you ever been bored of a pair of shoes and wanted to do something about, for example, change the color? I know I have, with many of my older
A Guide To Shoe Trees
There is a lot of opinion/speculation on shoe trees and their importance in relation to footwear. Some well known so-called 'facts' in reference to shoe trees
Breaking In Shoes – Your First 30 Days
JM Weston Triple Sole Brogue - Hard to Break In!!! When you think about buying shoes, most people probably think about getting the most comfortable
Polish Your Shoes Properly
Knowing how to polish your shoes properly is an important skill for anyone that cares for their shoes. Especially if they see them as an investment.