i am just setting foot (...lol) into the world of nice leather shoes. my various pairs are black, brown and white, and i also need to take care of the leather seat on my bicycle, and the saphir neutral creme is what the old guy at the local shoe repair store recommended.
is there any point me paying another $20 for the renovateur, or is the simple creme enough? obviously i don't want anything that's gonna darken my white sneakers.
It is probably best to get black and brown creams for you shoes of those colours. Cream polish is fine and you could use Renovateur very occasionally. Bear in mind that you only need to use the products in very small amounts and not very often, so the jars you buy will last a long time. Very regular brushing is all you need for most of the time. I don't know how to look after white shoes.
More than half a lifetime ago, I used to cycle race and I used some sort of oil on the saddle but I can't remember the details. Obviously, you have to use something that won't come off on your clothes. I don't remember using anything much on the saddle and - if I did - only very, very, occasionally. The alternative is to get a plastic saddle They can be excellent. Yours, Munky