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post #31 of 40
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I have used this product many times

Of course you have...since you've had in stock for oh... all about 3 weeks
post #32 of 40

I AM SO SORRY, I AM A STUPID AND LAZY NOOB. I SEARCHED AND READ BUT STILL WANT TO ASK MY QUESTIONS :'(

 

Just got my FIRST pair of nice dress shoes, Park Avenue in black, in 10 D.

 

1. AE shoes trees sizing chart recommends Medium for 10 D and Large for 10.5 D. Which one to go with? My foot width is between D and E, but went with D in hoping that it will stretch after break in period. Would a Large shoe trees help stretch/fill better?

 

2. I want to keep my shoes maintenance down to as minimal as possible because I don't have any opportunities to wear them right now, at least not until next year, so the shoes is going to be in storage most of the time right now. Can I just do shoes cream without the polish? I don't care for the shine that much, just want the leather to be properly care for. Also, people say that polish protects the shoes from weather better but also dry out the leather so can I just not use it? Plus, I'm still a newbie so I don't want to have to deal with wax build up/cleaning it out once in a while. I am still in college so funds is limited. Would a horse hair brush and can of AE shoes cream be sufficient? Also, AE shoes cream vs Saphir medalor something MDO vs meltonian? Lastly, shoes cream vs conditioner? It seems cream is same as conditioner but gives an additional sheen...

 

So in all: Minimum maintenance, cream only good enough? Don't care for shiny look therefore eliminates polish since it drys leather? (especially when I don't get much wear out of it) AE cream vs Saphir MDO vs Meltonian?

 

Thank you so much! And again, please don't be mad, lol

post #33 of 40
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Originally Posted by NamlikeaG6 View Post

I AM SO SORRY, I AM A STUPID AND LAZY NOOB. I SEARCHED AND READ BUT STILL WANT TO ASK MY QUESTIONS :'(

Just got my FIRST pair of nice dress shoes, Park Avenue in black, in 10 D.

1. AE shoes trees sizing chart recommends Medium for 10 D and Large for 10.5 D. Which one to go with? My foot width is between D and E, but went with D in hoping that it will stretch after break in period. Would a Large shoe trees help stretch/fill better?

2. I want to keep my shoes maintenance down to as minimal as possible because I don't have any opportunities to wear them right now, at least not until next year, so the shoes is going to be in storage most of the time right now. Can I just do shoes cream without the polish? I don't care for the shine that much, just want the leather to be properly care for. Also, people say that polish protects the shoes from weather better but also dry out the leather so can I just not use it? Plus, I'm still a newbie so I don't want to have to deal with wax build up/cleaning it out once in a while. I am still in college so funds is limited. Would a horse hair brush and can of AE shoes cream be sufficient? Also, AE shoes cream vs Saphir medalor something MDO vs meltonian? Lastly, shoes cream vs conditioner? It seems cream is same as conditioner but gives an additional sheen...

So in all: Minimum maintenance, cream only good enough? Don't care for shiny look therefore eliminates polish since it drys leather? (especially when I don't get much wear out of it) AE cream vs Saphir MDO vs Meltonian?

Thank you so much! And again, please don't be mad, lol


I recommend plain old cream - whatever is readily available. The black creams tend to be heavily pigmented - use it on upper and welt (edge of sole).
post #34 of 40
Sorry, I really am new. What readily available brand do you recommend? No black cream means neutral? Is that the same as clear?
Do I just buff the shoes with some cream, shoes trees in, place it in bag and leave it in storage for months??
post #35 of 40
Black cream from AE or Meltonian is fine - it just depends on what you can get easily.
post #36 of 40
NamlikeaG6m welcome to Styleforum.
For the most part your shoes, as you stated, are going to sit in storage. Therefore, no polishing of any kind is necessary. Just apply sparingly, some leather lotion / conditioner (example-Lexol) on them every 3-4 months, let dry 30 min, brush, then buff with a soft flannel or cotton cloth. That will be more than sufficient. Polish of any kind is only needed when the shoes show visible signs of wear.
post #37 of 40

I have used this cream:

 

http://www.dunkelman.com/viewproduct.php?productid=148

 

but I've found that it removes the colour from the leather. What cream/conditioner can you recommend which I could use to condition my burnished brown shoes? Something available in the UK would be most welcome.

post #38 of 40

Hi all,

 

I am a newbie too. Recently I went to Europe and bought 2 bottles of Saphir Cream Surfine. 1 dark brown and 1 light brown. Manufactured date was in Nov/Dec 2012. The texture was completely different, 1 as hard as Kiwi polish with white spots on top but 1 was watery n soft.

 

Is this normal for shoe creams? I thought its supposed to be watery. Can all the 师兄s advise? Thanks!!

 

700

post #39 of 40
Dear sir, I've recently acquired several pairs of new ted baker shoes for my collection and 1 particular style named the patrii in light tan with brown fadding I've only worn twice and seem to have gained deep stains on them so I was wondering is it best to use a decent make of polish or cream to re buff them back to new standard,also do I need to seal them from happening again ?? Could you please advise on which cream? Polish? Wax or sealer to use.
Thank you Mr Layford.
post #40 of 40
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Originally Posted by Rayal View Post
 

Hi all,

 

I am a newbie too. Recently I went to Europe and bought 2 bottles of Saphir Cream Surfine. 1 dark brown and 1 light brown. Manufactured date was in Nov/Dec 2012. The texture was completely different, 1 as hard as Kiwi polish with white spots on top but 1 was watery n soft.

 

Is this normal for shoe creams? I thought its supposed to be watery. Can all the 师兄s advise? Thanks!!

 

700

 

You are correct - shoe creams should be creamy. Don't know what happened to your dark brown one which looks like a paste to me.

 

BTW, why did you use Chinese characters on a US forum? 

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