Hello!! I'm lasa and i'm from indonesia. So i really interested with leather shoes after i see a couple leather shoes from shop in instagram. I have read threads fro sf and read many shoe care instructions and tips. And i plan to buy my first pair leather shoes (yeeey!) But i see on this forum and from other tips and instruction they all use saphire products, and in my country its difficult to find them (or you can tell me where to buy it if you know it ) what i often see is kiwi products, mink oil etc. Can the gurus tell me step by step what to do with new pair of shoes and the treatment with using kiwi products? Maybe other have experience using kiwi products? For change renovator or polishing cream?
thank you very much!!!
sorry for any bad grammar (oops)
If you read this thread for any length of time, you come to realize that nothing is set in stone; no product is all we wish it to be and there is no daily regimen or "step by step" that is certified to keep your shoes looking their best.
That said here's my "One" rule--keep the leather clean. Brushing regularly helps, wiping down with a damp cloth ever so often helps.
I've used Kiwi, Meltonian, Tarrago, Kelly, Saphir, Angelus, Fiebings, Lincoln, Esquire ...and many more that I've long since forgotten. Few of them are actually harmful...in the short term. Most of them are mediocre, in my opinion.
But then, unless I'm very much mistaken, this forum is not about the "mediocre." Despite all those who wish it was.