Originally Posted by Teacher
This is pure nonesense. First of all, wax is no easier (or harder) to apply. Second, the main function of cream is not "shine." Not everyone here shares your love of the gaudy Berlutti look. Third, creams are not water based, they are lanolin or oil based, with some waxes in there.
I love it, the modesty, knowledge and eloquency
It is the finish, not the leather itself, that dries out. When I was selling shoes, I saw more than one pair whose finish split or crazed upon the first or second wearing, and one of these pairs was Allen Edmonds. These people did not follow our advice to apply a cream.
The finish dries out
? The finish split up
or (doh?) crazed upon
? Is that based on actual research or significant technical or scientific knowledge? Is the "our" in your comment meant as pluralis majestatis
Not everyone here shares your love of the gaudy Berlutti look.
How nicely put! Methinks that there's plenty else you ain't sharing. Knowledge, experience and manners come to mind ... and in fact lots of shoes SANS split up
and crazed upon
finish. You don't happen to just be a wise and modest teacher
, but also the shareholder of one or several shoe cream labels, do you? Anyway, TKDKid and rajesh06, please do what you
think is best and base your future decision on your own
experience rather than on the ramblings in this forum. Different to certain others, I don't claim to know it all. Before I'd take any advice out of these fora for gospel, I'd use common sense teamed up with technical knowledge ... ... and who likes this gaudy Berlutti look
anyhow ... besides bad boy sysdoc?