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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

They do and I kindly disagree with it. Also note they use just a touch of it to get a shine on it before it goes out the door. That's it. They don't use it has a conditioning agent. I would honestly substitute Renovateur in place of VSC if you want to use that type of product on shell to get a shine. Honestly, Saphir Cordovan cream is probably better than all of them because there is neatsfoot oil in it, however it won't shine up as much because it seems there is a lower beeswax content in it, and more oils inherently inhibit shine.

If you want to retain the oillyness of some CXL's and Shell I would use the cordovan cream. I personally use Lexol on everything for conditioning at the moment, but I will be trying out GlenKaren products at some point, which seem to have a lot of logic and science behind them. I only use Wax on the toe and heels, and for shell infrequently a touch of cordovan cream on the vamp over the Lexol, and regular shoe cream on the vamp of calf very infrequently over the Lexol. Again, I will be trying out GlenKaren products as part of this routine as well.

 

I recently came across GlenKaren too and am considering to try as well.  GlenKaren's price is similar to Reno but they are here in the US.  That's enough for me to give them a chance.

 
So how often does one need to condition with a product like Lexol?  Twice a year?
post #6812 of 11922
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Originally Posted by phantom_lord View Post

I have a pair a shoes where I noticed recently there's a hole developing in the inside at the back of the shoe.

I also have a pair of moccasin shoes (this kind of style) where the material has worn through at the toe of the shoe.

Is it possible to wear either of these?

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post #6813 of 11922
yes, you can wear them, until there is hole on the upper.
post #6814 of 11922
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Originally Posted by green garden View Post


So how often does one need to condition with a product like Lexol?  Twice a year?

Honestly I do it as often as my gut tell me to. If I am walking a lot and it is has been super hot out, if it has been very dry out, if they look a bit brittle. All in all, I think twice a year is too little, twice a week is too much. There's no recipe really.
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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

yes, you can wear them, until there is hole on the upper.

Some of my shoes when they get a hole I just wear them as beater shoes for playing kickball, or walking in the rain. Does rain get through the holes and make me feet wet? Yes, but at that point who cares! smile.gif
post #6815 of 11922
Phantom if the hole at first pair is only at the linening of the shoe and the shoe worth it take it to a cobbler to put a patch ! Otherwise use it as bitter shoe !
post #6816 of 11922
Something I noticed, which should be reassuring to some folks who experience cracking in their shoes is that once you begin to see the leather cracking a bit, it will be a very long time before a total hole develops, so there is no need to discard the shoes. The best way to deal with the cracks is condition, put some colored cream in them so they aren't as noticeable and ignore them as they can stay in that state for years before becoming an actual problem.
post #6817 of 11922

Given that I am allergic to the turpentine in Saphir products, I have settled on only using Collonil 1909 'Supreme Creme' Polish (neutral) for cleaning and polishing my shoes. It does a good job and I am grateful to Benhour for recommending it. If I should need a wax polish, Collonil make one, in various colours, too. 

post #6818 of 11922
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post
 

Given that I am allergic to the turpentine in Saphir products, I have settled on only using Collonil 1909 'Supreme Creme' Polish (neutral) for cleaning and polishing my shoes. It does a good job and I am grateful to Benhour for recommending it. If I should need a wax polish, Collonil make one, in various colours, too. 

 

Collonil makes a good conditioner too, called 1909:

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A1FFBOE/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00A1FFBOE&linkCode=as2&tag=tt-20

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Originally Posted by Munky View Post
 

Given that I am allergic to the turpentine in Saphir products, I have settled on only using Collonil 1909 'Supreme Creme' Polish (neutral) for cleaning and polishing my shoes. It does a good job and I am grateful to Benhour for recommending it. If I should need a wax polish, Collonil make one, in various colours, too.

 

i am really happy Munky to see that it turned  good for you!!:happy:

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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post
 

 

Collonil makes a good conditioner too, called 1909:

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A1FFBOE/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00A1FFBOE&linkCode=as2&tag=tt-20

1909 is the name of the high end line of collonil polish!!! this is just called leather cream!

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Is there such a thing as "polishing my shoes too often"? I've found giving my shoes some lovin' is very therapeutic, but I'm afraid of overdoing it. Just giving it a sparse brush of coloured cream and then buffing with cloth.

post #6821 of 11922

Thanks for the info, Mediahound and Benhour. I remember that you recommended this cream before Benjour. I just haven't got round to trying it!

post #6822 of 11922
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Originally Posted by mezentius View Post

Is there such a thing as "polishing my shoes too often"? I've found giving my shoes some lovin' is very therapeutic, but I'm afraid of overdoing it. Just giving it a sparse brush of coloured cream and then buffing with cloth.
No, as long as you dont use too much wax. If you build up too many layers however it will have an adverse effect.
post #6823 of 11922
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Originally Posted by phantom_lord View Post

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Weird typo, sorry, I meant "repair" of course!
post #6824 of 11922
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Originally Posted by mezentius View Post

Is there such a thing as "polishing my shoes too often"? I've found giving my shoes some lovin' is very therapeutic, but I'm afraid of overdoing it. Just giving it a sparse brush of coloured cream and then buffing with cloth.

It is something I too, fight with often. I like my shoes to look nice, but I think too much of anything can be counter productive in terms of shoe care.
post #6825 of 11922

How often do you clean them, Mezentius?

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