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post #46 of 68
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post



Gotta love local access to Saphir products.

are they worth the money. there's something comical in all the newbie excitement over it.
post #47 of 68
Fritzl,

I've polishing my dress shoes for 30years. With America's standard old KIWI and it always worked just fine for me.

However, the Saphir products are really satisfying to use and work as promised, especially Renovateur. It seems to be the perfect blend of conditioner, solvent and a little wax. As with one application over previously polished shoes it buffs out magnificently. I know of no other product that works in one step so effortlessly. (Meaning with any other I use I must condition, buff, polish, buff and probably polish, buff again.)

The wax polish is very soft and easy to use. The dye saturation seems to be higher as well.

But all in all it's purely a luxury item in that you can acheive similar results with the 'average' product. Although perhaps with a bit more effort.

That being said a $20 jar of reno seems a small luxury if you enjoy using it.
post #48 of 68
Include that The MDO line spreads very generosly. A little bit goes a long way. Factor that into the cost. It actually turns into a good value.
post #49 of 68
From my experience so far, the wax from Saphir seems to be more oily/soft than the stuff from stores (i.e. Kiwi) and spreads evenly. The finish seems better too and is worth the price difference especially if you are polishing higher end shoes.
post #50 of 68
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post


are they worth the money. there's something comical in all the newbie excitement over it.


Renovator is the best Saphir product; one simple application, let dry, buff, and the shine and luster comes out immediately without any cream/wax polishes.  All that I use when I am lazy.

 

Cream polish - much better than Meltonian creams that I have.  Spreads better, brings out more luster, lasts longer too.  But its color range is rather limited vs. Meltonian.

 

Wax polish - not really that much better than Kiwi IMO.  4x more expensive than Kiwi, but comparing to the cost of shoes and resoling, that $12 difference is rather miniscule.

post #51 of 68

Is there a product for leather sole conditioning?

post #52 of 68
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Is there a product for leather sole conditioning?

Is that really necessary?
post #53 of 68
Sorry to revive an old thread, but I'm a real shoe care noob and wanted to confirm my understanding. I currently have no shoe care products at all, and I'm looking to use Saphir.
Here's what I think I should buy:
1. Saphir Renovateur
2. Wax polish
3. Brush

Questions:
-Do I need to get anything else?
-Does the renovateur work in place of a conditioner?
-Should I purchase was polish simply based on wax color matching the color of my shoes?
post #54 of 68
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Originally Posted by yywwyy View Post

Sorry to revive an old thread, but I'm a real shoe care noob and wanted to confirm my understanding. I currently have no shoe care products at all, and I'm looking to use Saphir.
Here's what I think I should buy:
1. Saphir Renovateur
2. Wax polish
3. Brush
Questions:
-Do I need to get anything else?
-Does the renovateur work in place of a conditioner?
-Should I purchase was polish simply based on wax color matching the color of my shoes?

This:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc
post #55 of 68
Tsk Tsk, all you guys chatting on about saphir and tutorials, never even reading my article in Condé Nast Traveler about saphir and glacage.
post #56 of 68
^^did you ever provide an link to online version?
post #57 of 68
No I couldn't...conde nast traveler doesnt haven an online component. But i did post when it was on newstands!
post #58 of 68
Hello Gents,

Moron that I can be, I polished over some of my Sutors' white threads the other day.

Any suggestions as to how I may recapture some of the whiteness again?

Thanks,

Mike
post #59 of 68
Clorox
post #60 of 68
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Originally Posted by sugarglider unrelism View Post

Hello Gents,
Moron that I can be, I polished over some of my Sutors' white threads the other day.
Any suggestions as to how I may recapture some of the whiteness again?
Thanks,
Mike

normally a thread doesn't take colour from polish and you can buff it out.
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