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19-11-05, 11:00 AM #1
claas Junior Member **
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We had something about this in another thread, but I think it´s worth its own.

1. Don´t wear your shoes for longer than one day.
2. When you come home, give them a quick clean with a damp cloth, let them dry for a little while and put them back in the box.
3. Leave them there for at least two days.
4. Protect your shoes from direct sunlight when you´re not wearing them. Colours may fade, rubber may yellow.
5. DO NOT put them in the washing machine!
6. If you can afford it, get two pairs of some nice Kicks. One to batter in everyday use, one for the special moments.
7. If they got really wet, do not force drying (hair dryer, radiator etc.). This will ruin the leather. Instead, put some crumpled newsprint in the shoes to soak up the water. Remove the paper when it got wet. Then let the shoes dry in a warm (not hot) and airy place. Remove the shoelaces.
8. Wash the shoelaces in the washing machine from time to time, if necessary.
9. A wet sponge as used for the dishes and some dishwashing agent do a great job on dirty rubber/plastic parts. Immediately wipe the shoe dry afterwards.

Don´t believe the hype.

23-11-05, 12:21 AM #2
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good thinkin buddy..

i put some of my trainers in the washing machine when i was younger.. lets just say i didnt have them after that for much longer Laughing

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23-11-05, 11:47 AM #3
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Never wear your good shoes when you are out disco dancing!
I wore a newish pair of Air Max 95s out one night and got disco dirt on them. Thats stuff doesn't come off easily and with them being suede they were more or less fcuked! I loved them that much I had to go and buy a fresh pair and I still havent even taken the tags off them and that was nearly a year ago.
More money than sense sometimes.

23-11-05, 02:39 PM #4
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lol! disco dirt!

the clubs round here are heald together with disco dirt Mad

they are horrible! Laughing

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25-11-05, 10:36 AM #5
SupaWydeLaces Junior Member **
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Watch out when you use washing up liquid on the soles. I over did it once on a pair of G Vilas (It was 80's). We had a little bit of rain, and my shoes started frothing before my eyes!

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25-11-05, 04:08 PM #6
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Bwhahahaha

The first case of sneaker-rabies Laughing

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25-11-05, 07:12 PM #7
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Here's a little tip: Use toothpaste to clean oil or grease from suede, I don't know why it works but it does.

Minty fresh. Cool

Wishing it was like the old days again

30-07-06, 09:51 AM #8
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my lady thinks im quite mental when we are going out.
i stand for ages thinking, where am i going, is there beer, how many people and all that shit.
then i decide. your sneaks are never safe........

repunzal,repunzal let down ya hair so i can climb up and get into ya underwear.

28-08-06, 11:01 AM #9
manus wears 'em every day *****
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mr.spite Wrote:my lady thinks im quite mental when we are going out.
i stand for ages thinking, where am i going, is there beer, how many people and all that shit.
then i decide. your sneaks are never safe........

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Yeah I know the feeling.

I had a house party a while back and wore my new yorks for the first time. I was really drunk but had the foresight to swap them for a not quite so cool pair of ss when I started making berry cocktails for everyone!

28-08-06, 02:36 PM #10
mr.pure Cold Blooded Murderator. *******
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woody Wrote:Here's a little tip: Use toothpaste to clean oil or grease from suede, I don't know why it works but it does.

Minty fresh. Cool

Got grease on my Playgrounds last night so I'm gonna have to give this a try.
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28-08-06, 02:51 PM #11
woody SSDB Member *****
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As far as i know it works mate, never tried it meself though. But that's because I don't own any suede SS Laughing

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16-09-06, 08:47 PM #12
busaboy23 SSDB Dirtbag *****
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the best thing bar none is wet wipes, they lift any dirt from leather and work wonders on rubber soles,give em a try i couldn't belirve how well they work, i wont use owt else now Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

f*!k the fakers. 190miles per hour? but i only left the house 5 minutes ago officer

30-09-06, 12:40 PM #13
GhettoKickz Junior Member **
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What about as far as keepin them in glass cabinet? Im starting up a collection (that'll never touch the soles of my feet), and wanna keep em fresh n clean. Can you get some sorta sneaker protector? And, what the deal with having them under lights? Is that a sure way to make em fade? If theres any other collecters out there, lemmie know what ya think. This sites been pretty helpful so far, keep up the good work..Peace

30-09-06, 01:24 PM #14
scratchandsniff SSDB Member *****
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Some lights especially sunlight can fade the colour.
Why you dont intend to wear any of them?
Thats the main joy of having them, well it is for me anyway.

30-09-06, 02:11 PM #15
Effel SSDB Member *****
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Same. They're shoes,designed to be worn.

Oh what a feelin! When you're dunking, on the ceilin!






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