Just a heads up that www.MTOShoes.com is now live. Please add your MTO pics, specs, etc (doesn't have to be just AE either). We'll continue to work on adding features to the site.
Should I use shoe conditioner on my MCTAVISH natural leather(wax infused) shoes - I did wear them once and want to make sure they are treated properly. Really do not want them to darken any more so not sure what to do - Neutral polish? AE shoe conditioner? I just got my order of Neatsfoot oil, Obenaufs HDLP and Aussie Balm. Not sure if those are to harsh for the shoe or will darken it too much. I am not looking to make these weather proof like my long branches. Just want the leather to be taken care of right.
Is there another product to consider?
Also happy to note that I own a pair of Chromexcel shoes...Did not realize the Sebago's hand sewn in USA were of that leather until cleaning just for kicks I ran my finger under the tongue like that video posted a while back and the white line appeared. Checked Sebago website and low and behold they are Chromexcel, wow that leather can go from looking crappy to beautiful in just a few coats of AE leather cleaner/conditioner.
Going to have to consider an AE Chrome pair now.
I wonder if there is a way to order any leather color from Horween through AE for shoes - looking at all the diff. color combos on the Horween Sebago's has me drooling on putting those on some AE shoes.
I have finally gotten the first post on the Allen Edmonds MTO Thread up to where I want it. I hope that this is a good resource for those considering MTOs.