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    dirt in leather trainers

    I have a set of leather of trainer which I have not worn for a long time.I have never taken care of them either.

    They have some dirt though from these few times I have worn them.

    The question is if after some much time is possible that I can remove the dirt-with whatever way this is possible.
    I tried with some wet cloth but it seems very difficult to do so.

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    I'm sure you can find good video tutorials on this all over t'internet. But in short, I'd suggest:
    Dissolve soap in hot water. Apply with a sponge or not-too-rough brush. Wipe clean with wet cloth. Let air dry (don't place it at a heat source). Apply fat/shoe polish.


    Unless it's cheap leather, this shouldn't be too much of a problem. They'll likely never look pristine again, but you might actually end up with a nice looking patina.

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    Τhere is one last guestion I want to make.Can the polish "fix" the issue of some "wrinkles" (I do not know how to call them) that appear in the leather.
    I am talking mostly about long-term effects of polishing.

    To better understant what I mean by saying "wrinkles" see these 2 pictures-the one has not any drawings in it and the second has some red lines/drawing that pinpoint exactly where are these "wrinkles"
    Here are the links to the 2 images:
    with the red line on it: http:http://1drv.ms/MWLS82

    No lines in it:http://1drv.ms/MWM0Ei

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    Mentioned this to another member.....But Jason Markk's solution works wonders on leather kicks.

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    if you noticed in the images...these lines are not dirt,I suppose these are created from the folding of the leather during walking.

    To be honest I do not expect these can be removed with polish.
    I was asking anyway though.

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    The Jason Markk kit is unbeatable. Amazing stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcLager View Post
    I'm sure you can find good video tutorials on this all over t'internet. But in short, I'd suggest:
    Dissolve soap in hot water. .
    Are you sure hot water is OK-I mean that it is not harmful for the leather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fashontrooper55 View Post
    Are you sure hot water is OK-I mean that it is not harmful for the leather.
    I can't see how hot water could be harmful to the leather. When applied with a sponge, it won't even be that much water on the leather, and it will cool quickly.

    The heat is mainly to help dissolve the soap, so if you're worried, dissolve the soap in the water then let it cool for a bit.

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    Ok,,,,thanks

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