It will restore a shine and cover slight scuffs, bit not to the same extent as a polish that contains a coloured dye close to the colour of the leather.
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I'm a 9D Barrie, 9.5D/9E Brannock, and I take an 8.5UK fitting 5 for the 4444. I do have some extra volume in the shoe, but a thin insole mostly takes care of that problem for me. I tried on the 8UK for the 4444, and it was a bit too small for me.
What's the return policy like for where you're buying from?
Thanks for your valueable advice.
I only have the chance to try on the 4497 last fitting 5. UK6 is too tight & UK7 is way too loose. Thus, I reckon UK6.5 would be the right size, which incidentally is my usual UK size. However, from info I gathered in this thread, most said that 4444 last was half size bigger than the 4497 last & should size down. Hence, the doubt creeps in. Plus, the pair is a sale item & probably has no return policy.
C'mon man, how do you let a pesky little detail like "have something very similar" stop you? How do you expect to fill your spare bedroom with shoes?
He has a point, Ryden.
Some folks will polish after every wear, some every couple of weeks, some every couple of months, some will never polish only condition. You just have to find the regimen that works for you.
Edited by milw50717 - 6/26/14 at 2:50pm
Renovateur and mink oil ?
Mink oil is considered to be a conditioner. Saphir renovateur is mink oil based and is a cleaner and conditioner. So, go easy with the separate mink oil if you use the renovateur.
You would typically clean, condition and then polish your boots. Use a cloth/brush to get off all dirt and dust, then use the renovateur and finally the bordeaux polish. If the leather doesn't look dry then you can skip the renavateur.
Edited by milw50717 - 6/26/14 at 3:16pm