Yup. I'm missing the intrigue.
I use the AE spray waterproofer. Others swear by tarrago nano. I've not seen any complaints about either.
Hopefully not too off-topic...
Thanks for chiming in. Any idea why this is such a hotly debated topic? Has no one asked Saphir? It seems like both sides of the argument are positive the other side is wrong, though I'm not sure which side has presented proof. If I may, what makes you so sure? Is it true for both the Médaille D'Or (MDO) and Beauté Du Cuir (BDC) Renovateur? Actually, what's the difference, anyway?
That aside, do you agree Venetian Shoe Cream has turpentine in it? Does Saphir MDO Cordovan Cream?
I'm an 8.5D in Strand (5-65) and 9D in Dalton (1-511), and I settled on an 8.5E in the Eagle County. 8.5D may've worked, not sure about 9D, and 9E was definitely too large.
I had the same reaction. I've been waiting for a Macneil5 in burgundy with dainite soles to show up on shoe bank, but I might just go for the Bob's Chili MacGregor during the RDA sale.