Originally Posted by JChance
I just got a pair of suede+leather shoes from PS, but no idea how to take care of the combo of both leather+suede on one pair of shoes. Please advise!!
I don't subscribe to the idea of using a spray suede protector on suede. Totally not needed, imo. Just try not to get it wet and get a good suede brush to bring up the nap once in a while. If they do get wet they won't be ruined but doing it a lot makes them look a bit shabby. Reno, and polish on the regular calf parts sparingly. Just be careful.
Originally Posted by Rambo
Need some opinions on keeping Chromeexcel leather shiny and scratch free. I just ordered a new pair of Alden 405's and a pair of Wolverine 1000mile boots. My old pairs look absolutely awful after just a few months. I wear them so much that I really need to build up a bulletproof coating. Suggestions?
It all depends on what you do with the boots and ultimately what kind of finish that you want them to have. The Obaneuf's recommendation is good if you wear them exclusively in wet weather and kick them around a bit. This stuff is the best for that, however if you want your boots to be shiny and polished looking, reno, buff, a bit of wax polish buff does the trick. Obaneuf's is very tacky, and oily and will ultimately protect your shoes, but the finish will be rather matte and oiled, not shiny, so it all depends.