Hi everybody! New to the forum and I wonder if anyone could shed some light on an issue with a Crockett & Jones Chelsea 8 boot.
I was in a branch in Jermyn Street and the salesman told me that these boots had been treated with a wax to make them extra waterproof. Some shoes didn't have this wax treatment but these did.
I was wondering how this would affect care and polishing. Would it not be possible to achieve a high shine in these boots?
Would there be any negatives to having this wax treatment on the leather, especially in terms of cracks or wrinkling?
And finally, would anyone recommend treading with Saphir Renomat in order to remove this treatment from the leather before conditioning?
Any enlightenment and advice appreciated!
Chelsea 5 (in the roughout suede) has had a wax treatment, the Chelsea 8 is made from normal unwaxed suede.