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Thread: Cobblers, shoe care, DIY

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    Hi all,

    I just bought a pair of Dimissianos & Miller Derbies, and as i was prepared for, the leather and the shoes in general are quite stiff (they are made in Horse Culatta leather).
    Have you got some suggestions for let them softer before the use? I have "saphir" mink oil but i honestly don't think it's the best thing to do applying it, since the shoes are brand new.

    Thank you
    Last edited by Campe92; 12-16-2019 at 12:36 PM.
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  2. #1082

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    Quote Originally Posted by Campe92 View Post
    Hi all,
    Have you got some suggestions for let them softer before the use?

    Thank you
    Saphir makes a product called shoe-eze precisely for softening leather. I've never used it but it may help. Otherwise you can take a rubber mallet and basically hammer the shoe at the stiffest points like the heel and maybe the vamp. That's what I used to do to help break in Docs.

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