Had to do some work on my shoes this morning before church so I figured I'd take a couple of before and after pics. AE Macneil and AE Leeds in burgundy shell.
The Macneil have been without any care for a couple of months now. They typically get about one wear a week and two trips in which they were the only dress shoe I brought. On those trips they may get two to three consecutive days of wear. I use shoe trees in them overnight but I like to pack light.
I cleaned with a damp cloth, applied a coat of renovateur, a light application of wax and a good 5 min of brushing. I just love how well shell comes back with such little effort.
I hit the Leeds with a coat of Renovateur as well but they didn't look that badly to start. No before pic.