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« on: November 28, 2010 11:47:11 AM »

I have a pair of poney hair shoes that I love! They are the most comfortable pair of shoes I own. The only problem is that the hair has started to seriously come off. One of the shoes is almost completely bald.

For those of you who are unaware of what pony hair is - its an animal hide, most likely cow or horse hide. The shoes were originally worth over $100 and I got them on a going out of buisness sale for $21. I really want to save these shoes but there isn't any way I can get the hair back now that its gone. I'm thinking that I need to shave the rest of the hair off but I'm not sure. Any ideas?

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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2010 02:19:49 PM »

EEK! That's terrible! To the best of my knowledge, hides will shed if they are kept too dry and hot. The hide itself gets really brittle and releases the hair (which is why Grandma always sent her fur coats to a professional storage facility for the summer). So your fabulous going-out-of-biz shoes were probably sitting on a display shelf in the sun for a loooooong while. Since they're already so bald, you may as well attack them with duct tape to remove the rest of the hair. You'll end up with a suede-y looking pair of shoes, is my best guess.

Hopefully someone who's actually had the same problem comes along soon.

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