Originally Posted by Alvinbmx
Well...mine is the black calf leather from Meermin. I repeated the following steps twice (Renovateur>Pommadier >Pâte de Luxe) before repeatedly polishing with the Pâte de Luxe but still couldn't work out anything. I polished for at least 2 hours.
The problem is i noticed that the surface of a particular part feels a little sticky. So i wondering if that is the reason why i can't smooth out the surface to bring out the shine.
I am having a similar issue with a pair of Florsheim Veblens. Leather feels sticky, can't get a shine to build. Brushing doesn't seem to help much, and even after many weeks, if I take a dry finger and rub the leather, I can make a smear mark. Not sure what happened, but I'm going to try a cleaner soon (similar to Renomat) and hopefully that removes whatever is on the shoe.