Also, I was hoping for 'Herring Chamberlain' in the title, which I had hoped to increase chance of a good answer.
LeJouvre and Stirling, thank you for taking the time to provide healthy advice and debate.
So, in the end:Stirling
, are you recommending that I do:
Shoe Polish Pate De Luxe SAPHIR MEDAILLE D'OR in Light brown every five or so wears? Then, if I feel this changes the colour too much, to occasionally use the Pate De Luxe mahogony?
I'm not comfortable using Renovateur every wear or even every five wears - as after one use of it, i can see how much of the original polish is coming off. But, I will use this every few months.LeJouvre
, I'm still not sure what you are recommending? You seem to think I should use a "good leather balm or cream." every five wears or so. I'm just not sure what one of these are? I understand you said Saphir is not necessary, but I'm happy to pay the extra to use it. Do you recommend something like Cream Shoe Polish Pommadier SAPHIR MEDAILLE D'OR
Of course, I should wipe the shoes down after wearing them, use shoe trees, not wear them two days in a row. I can do all that very basic stuff.
Thanks so much to both of you, I am learning a lot and have managed to spend another two hours hunting around the internet using your posts as a great starting point to investigate.