Allen Edmonds $50 Ebay Challenge | How To Restore & Shine Shoes


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  • sorry mate your hair looks horrible

  • Great video! But please learn French pronunciation, it kills me! When you're trying to sell a higher end product – please don't butcher the names!!
    Pommadier – Pom-mad-ee-ay , D'Ors – duh-or , Médaille – Meh-dye

  • #TheHangerProject – What do you recommend for the top of the sole/edge – the stitched area? For all the work, it seems like that visible top of the welted area which collects dust and dirt was left relatively untouched except for incidental brushing.

  • Maybe an odd question but where did you find that Goyard trunk in the background of the video? It's so nice!

  • I watched this video more than 10times.
    It’s very interisting. I’m sad that I cannot no get those kind of shoes with reasonable price in South Korea😂
    I love this video lol

  • $50 shoes and $150 worth of product.

  • Um did anyone even see a difference and the before and after?

  • Those shoes don’t need to be restored….

  • How do you get rid of the crusty foot residue from the last dude to wear them?

  • I used to have a lot of AE models but stopped wearing AE, there are just too many good shoes and AEs make solid shoes with excellent customer service, but boring in terms of style. You can't depend on loyalty all the way.

  • Can you do another video where the shoes are a lot more worn? 🙂

  • How do you take out transfer stains from clothing? I accidentally washed shirts with a wine coloured skirt and the skirt pigment transferred. What do I do?

  • I love this video. Thank you this was very informative. And I am interested in trying these products for my shoes… I want them to stay looking new. Scuffs are often difficult to avoid from occurring.

  • I find that cris cross will make you jump, jump.

  • Excellent video, Kirby. I have a question. I recently found a great pair of AE loafers on eBay. One fits perfectly while the other is slightly wider in the heel, obviously due to size abnormalities in the previous owner. Could you show a method to resize or shrink a portion of the leather surrounding the heel of a loafer if you know of any other than sending them in for the rebuilding process? Thank you for the videos. Am anxiously awaiting my HP order to restock my shoe shining gear. Thanks!

  • I am looking for black cap toe oxfords (like FIFTH AVENUE CAP-TOE OXFORD Edmonds) for a friends wedding but I have really hard time finding anything in size 5.

  • Please get on with it

  • Shoe nerd

  • If the cork in the sole molds to the foot of the person wearing it, what is it like to wear someone else's shoe like this? Without re-soling it…

  • Those AE are nearly brand new… almost no wear on the soles and the heal with taps… brand new!!!

  • we never gave credit to cobblers in india and they are normally very poor. they do these techniques all the time and hardly get paid. if they start selling bespoke shoes to riches in western world they will be millionaire.

  • Great shoes. Great tutorial. Lose the haircut. lol

  • Pretty interesting project. You brought them back to life!

  • I was raised folks should never wear used shoes as everyones feet shapes the lasts differently, is this wrong?

  • that goyard though

  • 50 for a pair of $400 shoes is too low. if i was the company id be pretty pist that your selling my shoes for that low

  • How many times did he say "kind of"?

  • Much cooler to just let them be and wear 'em with jeans or kakis. You look poor trying so hard to look rich. The asshole who wore them just threw them away and bought another pair. Probably gave these to his maid.

  • Fake and gay.

  • Is it just me or are the names of the products really pompous?

  • Do this same video for women's shoes please. How do u find $50.00 …. shoes

  • I struck gold last week. I found 4 pairs of Allen Edmonds shoes at a goodwill here in LA. I knew they were a reputable brand of shoes but i had no idea about the history, craftsmanship and life span of ,Allen Edmonds. I got 4 pairs for 9.99 each and 2 of them are new. No scuffs and the leather feels untouched. Unfortunately they are a size 14 and 15 and I’m an 11. I’m going to sell them to anyone who’s looking for a size:15. Thanks for the info Man!

  • Watching this video, makes me want to go on ebay and find a pair of Allen Edmonds to fix.

  • Get a cobbler to do this for 30-40 the cobbler will do a better more professional job and it is much cheaper than buying the product. The product here would cost in total $127.45 and you have to do it yourself.

  • Gross. Second hand footwear? It would suck to be poor.

  • Sorry dude but at the end the shoes are really not that much better

  • An anytime you apply wax to the shoes you always spray water to the cloth , it's what makes the wax blend into the pores if the leather

  • Excellent idea Kirby! I will check for some wingtips on eBay!

  • For the people whinning about $200 worth of polish products, the quantity you will get will last you long enough to do more than 100 pairs of shoes, so you are looking at $2 worth of product per pair ;^)

  • Hi,
    Thank you for the great video – this inspired me to try the same, using your instructions – my shoes turned out wonderfully.

    Question about the restoring Cordovan shoes – I’ve noticed cracking in vamp (slightly in the creases) – recommendations on how to reverse the cracking process or at least stop/patch it up? The shoes are Allen Edmonds Belgium plain toe oxfords (in Burgundy)


  • Reshoevenator but with dress shoes

  • Why does this remind me so much of American Psycho? 😀

  • I would've loved to see a little black edge work around the sole. Good job overall.

  • I had never thought of buying fine shoes second hand or used til I watched this. makes a lot of sense really since fine shoes are investment items. finding a fine pair used is better than a cheap low-quality dress shoe. Good video.

  • He has the same voice as thd Long Island Watch guy….nice vid

  • Rubbish Crap Garbage idiotic stupid vague insane and sick ideas only to polish your shoes

  • Great video, however by not stripping the old old finish any residual silicon polish will effect the wax polish regime, additionally the leather sole needs care with a sole care product and lastly any second footed shoes need to be sanitized and aired before wear

  • And how to get toenail fungus.

  • God – the pomade, the cherrywood desk, the dapper lad illustrations in the background…I can barely stand it.

  • I can't do this as I only spent $48 on ebay.

  • Did anyone catch what brand of products he uses? I missed it….

  • Sooo misleading, $100+ worth of product and I've shopped ebay for used AE's – $50 doesn't buy you anything nearly as nice as those shoes before the restore.

  • I need to start taking care of my shoes again. Too many nights on the dance floor!

  • I have a pair of boots I would like to send you they are 3 years old and have a few cracks across the top where they bend when you walk.

  • none of this fixed the scuffs. you treated the leather, and then applied and buffed waxes three different times.

  • The shoes from eBay show up in an Amazon box…weird

  • That is a crazy amount of effort and a CRAZY amount of product. I have 20+ year old AE walnut Strands that still look great. I have use AE walnut cream polish on them 3-4 times in 20 years. I wipe them down with a soft damp cloth and then dry them after every 2-3 times I wear them. I use edge dressing as needed. They looking amazing. I have no doubt Saphir products are good. I also have no doubt the are generally completely unnecessary.

  • OK so is no one going to talk about the elephant in the room: the dark dark black spots where the broguing is filled with dirt and polish? It looks like a shoe with pimples. How the hell do you clean out those ugly holes? THAT is the question you should be answering. Stop being a Saphir fanboy and start answering the questions no one is asking.

  • Hi Kirby,

    If you say that the wax polish will crack, then why would you still apply it in the whole shoe? It makes sense to apply it only in the front and back because it does not bend much.

    I think the white lines when the wax cracks is due to a neutral wax? Or is the the same white line for a brown wax as well?

  • Kirby, I can't tell you how much these videos have helped me improve my wardrobe. Just a question about Allen Edmonds lasts – in your opinion, which of their last number do you think will last the longest? I am looking between last # 65 and #42 and the way in which one typically walks. It seems as though last #65 may handle the usage better because of the way in which the show is created with the toe naturally pointed upward. Last #45, like so many other shoes, looks like it may have to bend more. Long question, so any reply is very appreciated.

  • If your products have French names please learn to pronounce them properly.

  • Saphir Renovateur…
    Saphir Renovateur…
    Saphir Renovateur…

  • Why would you want to buy used shoes

  • I apply my renovateur with my fingers…massage it in…it's too much to waste on a cloth…

  • Used shoes—NASTY

  • Man….you have taught me a ton. I want to get some supplies

  • Just think of all of the urinals this pair of shoes has stood in front of. And you r holding the sole in your hand. U disgust me

  • Loved this video, I found a pair of Fifth Avenue ones for 3 bucks, yes, 3 bucks the sole is a little worn but I can't hate because of the price, and restored them as well, some people don't understand that the cost of these shoes comes with their long lasting life, and the fact that they can be restored to near to perfect condition with a bit of love, restoring is a great hobby of mine. Amazing videos and keep it up

  • Nothing "nourishes" dead animal skin. I find this verbiage a little macabre. The leather is tanned, preserved and stabilized. I think it's beyond being nourished. I do love his eBay shoes. What I love about the video: Kirby is renovating something old, maximizing its usefulness. I just bought some Allen Edmond shoes at Goodwill for $12.95 in my size. I used Kiwi polish. Man, they're nice! Great video, Kirby!

  • What about the inside where someone else's nasty feet have been???

  • No thanks, it's like buying a used mattress!

  • This is the gayest how to video ever made

  • I am looking for a leather restorer kit. I got some of these I got some identical shoes for seven dollars at the thrift store 🙂

  • so you spent $63 on a $50 challenge ? You failed. This is how disconnected your head was from the real world and this video should have ended on 30 second mark.

  • ‘We wrapped them individually’ 😂 His own shoes stuck in a box 😂😂😂

  • Kirby "shammy" allison

  • Anyone have any tips on brands to get from eBay?

  • Very nice. I will never be one to afford a $400 pair of shoes but I could buy a pair used for $50 and try what you did for a few more dollars. My tastes are high but my wallet is low. Thanks for the "show how."

  • gotta ask this, i see a lot of people saying vaseline can be used to condition leather shoes. Has anyone tried this?

  • Any before and after pics?

  • Well dressed shoe shine boy?!

  • $120 and send them into Allen Edmonds for reconditioning. That includes, top leather stretch, new welt, new cork, new sole, new heel, and polish.

  • Am I the only one who thinks it's gross to wear used shoes? Also, doesn't real leather absorb sweat?

  • You have inspired me sir. I've been watching your videos and I was at a local clothing exchange and saw these cheap Aldos that had real nice walnut color for eleven bucks, half off the normal price. I said what the hell, and bought them. The leather is stretched out on the upper so I tried a sneakerhead method to minimize the creases with a damp towel and clothes iron. Worked pretty good, looks a little worse than the ones you just finished in this vid. They were quite wrinkled and felt loose when I tried them on. Your videos had me salivating for some Allen Edmonds and I hopped on Ebay and saw what fifty bucks and some quality products can do. I'm already fighting a serious shoe addiction and I think I see a new habit forming. If I can make up my mind on what AE I want, I will be stopping by HP and probably start off with something like the fifty in products you mentioned in a response below. I was amazed at the results I got with cheap products. Sorry for the length, but your vids are the first that actually had me produce my first successful mirror shine. I've only been trying for the last 5 years. But, using cheap products takes a long time, (for me). I have to confess, as an experiment on the other shoe, I used about 4 separate layers of wax and a hair drier on the other shoe and would heat until first layer melted in, then using my drill with a very light buffing wheel and light touch, started buffing. Of course, mine is not nearly as meditative and relaxing. Thank you for all the tips. Subbed.

  • Sorry bud, I bought some Allen Edmonds for $25 ($34 with shipping) and they look fantastic after dumping $230 worth of Saphir products on them. Your move chief

  • Saphir, saphir, saphir…. Buy buy!!!
    What a scam this.

  • Bla bla bla sell sell sell

  • Unfortunately bought a Sapphire once its no better than Kiwi who ever it's promoting this Sapphire crap its lying to you trust me I compared both same shit dont waste your money

  • Hi Kirby, may I know how to get rid of the imprint in the insole? Must we resole the shoes or is there another easier trick?

  • Awesome! Thx so much for the great tutorial. I’ll check out to see if you have a video on repairing detached shoe tips from the soles in women’s high quality Italian leather shoes. But, if you don’t have one made, couple you please do one on it? Thx so much! Megan

  • Hi Mr. Kirby what AE model is this? Thanks God bless

  • Do I have to remove the polish built up in the pitting of the brogues?

  • I just got some lightly-used black Allen Edmonds Sanfords for $40 — their full retail, new, is $400! Can't wait to condition and wear these fantastic shoes. I already like how the insoles' contours seemingly hug the lower portions of my feet.

  • Hi Kirby, I have a pair of chestnut Allen Edmonds Fairfax shoes whose toes are fairly scratched-up. I looked at the repair creme on your site, but I noticed no option for chestnut. What would be the closest hue to that of these shoes, of the options listed on the site? Thank you.

  • I'm sat here with a bag of old shoes to take to the charity shop and now I have a sudden urge to make them all sparkle before I take them in.

  • When did ae sell out and make the shoes outside USA?

  • What would you do to the interior of the shoe before wearing? The guy that sold them could have smelly feet, foot fungus, verrucas, etc… Surely some sort of treatment is needed?

  • @0:45 LOL!

  • Friends don't let friends use kiwi products….

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