englade, your shoes look amazing! How do you apply the Lexol? Rub it in with a cloth, leave it to dry and then brush like crazy?does your recommendation change if the shoes in question are vintage/second-hand? I have a pair of Florsheim Imperials that look great, but after hearing horror stories about old shell cordovan cracking, I'd like to do whatever I can to condition it.Also, could you point me to where you found that quote from Ron Rider (if you have it handy)? Thanks!