Originally Posted by Doc4
Avocat, hopefully you still feel welcome here. On a recent podcast at ASW about shoe polishing, http://asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com/...shoe-care.html
, the professional shoe-polisher interviewed recommended using high-quality polishes rather than cheap ones, and also hit on the cream v. wax issue too. Certainly worth a listen.
Thank you, Doc: you are most kind, and much appreciate the link, as well as the many varied opinions and experience herein; indeed, silicon is death (outdoor gear aside), among other great points (no, definitely don't want to clog my shoe arteries ... cracked me up (among some other clever comments here), thanks everyone. As to smell, must be used to it since it doesn't bother me much, but the rest of my household don't like it so much (could be the fact I enjoy a good military style shine myself from time to time, the old fashioned way, layering/small circles ... otherwise, not difficult/time-consuming at all, agreed ). Some makers are advising against KIWI, however, and whole reason for my question! That podcast sounds excellent, among other recommendations re: alternatives here: thanks so much.