Yes! This thread will soon reach monstrous proportions. Few will want to start at the beginning and read the whole lot. For anyone just dipping in, my opinion is this: just get an old pair of real leather shoes (not corrected grain) and simply play around with the wax, creams, conditioners etc. Make lots of mistakes and consider a slight twist on how you're doing it the next time round. Get a feel for the wax and make your own recipe from all the bits of info gleaned here. For example: I'm now using rubbing alcohol + water, experimenting with different amounts of pressure, wondering if the further I go, the more water & less wax I'll need etc.
I know it's only a pair of shoes, but what next... it's only a suit?
Lear (loving suede)