You will need a brush and polishing clothe for each color you own. Considering you won't be using any polish on the aberdeen or neumoks, only Leather Lotion, you can use one polishing clothe for both shoes (a color on each side). If you are using wax, then yes you will need a dauber. If you use AEs polish, it already comes in a tube with sponge applicator. Shell, from what you will read on the forum only needs a damp clothe and a brush… maybe polish if there is a scratch that needs to be filled.
Many people will recommend Saphire products over AEs', I have only used AEs' and am not familiar with how much better Saphire really is.
Now that I've quickly gone from having never heard of AE, to owning 5 pairs...I was wondering if I could get some input on what shoe care products I should pick up. I don't own anything at this moment, so I figure I should pick up at least 2 horse hair brushes. How about daubers? What do those do that the brushes don't?
For my lineup what polishes/creams would you recommend? I see there is premium polish and carnuba wax polish. Which should I go with for my shoes? What should I get for the walnut cordovan?
So I guess my questions is, with the shoe lineup below, what shoe care kit would you put together?
Black & Walnut Strands
Walnut Shell Cordovan Daltons
Navy Blue Neumoks
Thanks so much!
I also use AE products. I do use the AE grey polish on my grey Black Hills. You can see the AE recommended products for each shoe on the 'care' tab of respective models. Also, watch the videos on the AE site for each leather type (and the brushes/cloths/dauber they use).