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Hi everyone.  This is a great thread.  I'm sure this is covered somewhere here but i'm afraid I don't have the time to read through the entire thread.  I'm looking to upgrade my shoe care products.  Can someone provide a comparison between the  Saphir line vs the GlenKaren line?  Thanks in advance!!

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Hi everyone.  This is a great thread.  I'm sure this is covered somewhere here but i'm afraid I don't have the time to read through the entire thread.  I'm looking to upgrade my shoe care products.  Can someone provide a comparison between the  Saphir line vs the GlenKaren line?  Thanks in advance!!
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Hi everyone.  This is a great thread.  I'm sure this is covered somewhere here but i'm afraid I don't have the time to read through the entire thread.  I'm looking to upgrade my shoe care products.  Can someone provide a comparison between the  Saphir line vs the GlenKaren line?  Thanks in advance!!

Saphir won't tell you what is in their products other than turpentine, beeswax, and carnauba wax. GlenKaren uses limonene rather than turpentine, coconut oil as a conditioning agent, and also includes beeswax and carnauba wax.
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Saphir won't tell you what is in their products other than turpentine, beeswax, and carnauba wax. GlenKaren uses limonene rather than turpentine, coconut oil as a conditioning agent, and also includes beeswax and carnauba wax.

 

Thanks.  Aside from the differences in ingredients (which I understand is significant itself), can anyone here provide a comparison in real life results between these 2 product lines?


Edited by mosy - 5/18/15 at 7:10pm
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Gentlemen, I just moved to London and am finding myself somewhat unprepared for the weather. Seems to me that most people wear their dress shoes despite the rain when I'm tempted to just throw on the Wellies. But that can't be good for the leather. Perhaps people treat their shoes with silicon? 

 

Would someone care to explain to me a typical Londoner mindset with regard to shoes and rain?

 

Cheers.

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Typically, rain will not destroy your shoes.  Especially if you're a wit-stolen iGent and they are polished thoroughly and treated a little too often with unicorn-fat renovators.

 

Most importantly, if you have at least two pairs of shoes then there is little to worry about: let them dry overnight with newspaper in them if they get really wet before putting the trees in as normal, but mostly the water will bounce off the polish and they shouldn't soak through unless you stand in puddles. If you have leather soles, a touch of clear wax on the welt and the soles themselves won't do any harm either.

 

Overshoes are something I have never seen in London.  Actually, I've never seen them outside SF pictures.

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We get a lot of wet weather, in this part of the UK (Wales). I admit to never having seen wellies in the street, apart from when it has snowed. Like Mimo, I have only ever seen galoshes in pictures.

 

My own view is that if I have shoes, I might as well wear them. A bit of rain won't hurt them. I suspect that a lot people here in the UK feel much the same way. In much the same vein, I don't think I have ever seen shoes polished as well as they are on here. We are a slovenly nation!


Edited by Munky - 5/19/15 at 6:45am
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A Fine Pair of Shoes sell these bright orange galoshes. Ideal for those extrovert moments in the rain.  

 

http://www.afinepairofshoes.co.uk/collections/sale-price-desc/products/covys-cover-shoes-orange-premium

 

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Living here on the Rocky Coast we get about 100+ inches of snow in addition to the "normal" amount of rain...wearing your leather shoes in that is madness...MADNESS I TELL YOU!!

 

Most men I know wear their Bean boots or other lesser options then change into their dress shoes once in the office.

 

Some just leave the Bean boots on, it's not uncommon to see a professional with a great suit and Bean's Maine Hunting Shoe finishing off the look.

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We are all mad, here, Layered!  :crazy:

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We are all mad, here, Layered!  :crazy:

 

Then I'll fit right in!

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Then I'll fit right in!

 

Here in the UK, that is!  :)

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Then I'll fit right in!

 

Here in the UK, that is!  :)

 

Well, I'm a Texan living in Maine and our family is originally from Belfast...crazy enough?

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Thanks @mimo and @Munky

 

 

Fortunately I packed a travel size (only one shoebox) shoe care kit to keep with me these next two years. I'll use this as an excuse to up my polishing regimen a bit.

 

But I must say, I'm surprised at how many people I've seen wearing Converse Chuck Taylors. It's like the 1990's are back, in all their grungy, arch-support-lacking glory.

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