Wow, thanks to everyone that has contributed to this thread, it has been a great read and very informative. I had a couple questions regarding some leathers in my collection. I have a pair of Alden Indy AF64s (very similar to the 404) with the heavily oiled Kudu leather. I also have a pair of Alden McTavishes in waxy black leather (from their Rough Collection). Of course I'm not looking to have either of these be pristine or shiny, but is there anything I should do in the name of general upkeep besides keeping the in shoe trees and in rotation? I have the AE saddle soap, which they recommend, but I'm wondering if I should just wear them and let Alden/AE take care of them during recrafting.
Also, quick PSA, I know that some guys here are into microfibers for their shoes, and if you're looking for some nice ones I just got an email from Detailer's Domain saying they have their Uber Microfibers on sale. The 16"x16" all purpose towels for $1.99 are about as good of a deal as I've seen. (I have no relation to the company except as a customer).