Join Date: May 2007
Location: Long Beach, CA
Bikes: From the oldest owned. 1967 Schwinn Tandem, Yeah foldie, Dahon Boardwalk D7, more
How to treat Sidi synthetic material
First of all sorry if you clicked this thinking you'll get the low down on how to treat your shoes. I'm asking how to do it. Maybe in the end you'll have the info we're both looking for.
So what I have is a few pairs of Sidi bicycling shoes that I've gone and did a damn good job of cleaning and taking care of an assortment of little trimming things that needed looking after. It would nice now to get it to as close to "new" condition as possible with some kind of rubbing in of some cream or what have you, on the synthetic material. Am I just fantasizing on this, or is there something out there that I could use and would be beneficial to the look and feel of my shoes?
Little more on what I have; I have 3 different Sidi Dominator 5 shoes. Sidi states
that the material is;
Technomicro is a composite microfiber material created from strands that are so fine that each one is less than one thousandth the thickness of silk. These fibers act like natural leather skin, but with the advantage of better strength, softer texture and lighter weight. Technomicro is also water-repellent, quick-drying, breathable and permeable to water vapor, making it an ideal material for shoe uppers. It is abrasion- and mildew-resistant, easier to clean than leather and resists stretching and deterioration from atmospheric agents.
But I just can't find anything on treatment of this product. I guess I must be really lost in the leather world and I need to just release this archaic technological thinking?