Today I'm taking a pair of Saint Crispin's Pedders out of storage for a bit of TLC. Join me by posting before and after photos of your own polish job today!
Remember to also cross-post to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr (using the hashtag #shoeshinesunday) — one (1) random participant who does will receive one (1) pair of their choice of mid-calf Palatino cotton socks!
Without further ado, let's get to it...
Today set up includes... (Click to show)
Saphir Horsehair Polishing Brush
I began as usual by wiping the shoes down with a damp cloth, a brushing with the Saphir Horsehair Polishing Brush, and then a light application of Saphir Nappa Balm all over with a Saphir Chamois Cloth.
I let the Saphir Nappa Balm dry and then brushed it off with the Horsehair Polishing Brush. I applied another very, very light layer of Saphir Nappa Balm and, while that layer dried, used a small welt brush to apply neutral Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax Polish to the welt, sole edges and heel. Before the neutral Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax Polish dried I used an edging tool to seal up the sole edges.
Predictably, I then brushed the shoes again in their entirety (including the heels where neutral Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax Polish was applied).
Then it was on to alternating applications of medium brown and neutral Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax Polish, particularly on the toe cap, as I wanted to bring the caps on this pair back to a mirror shine.
Remember to post photographs here today of you shining/polishing your shoes (before and after, please) and also to cross-post your photos on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr (using the hashtag #shoeshinesunday) — one (1) random participant who does will receive one (1) pair of their choice of mid-calf Palatino cotton socks!
I'll be checking back in on this thread throughout the day, so feel free to include any questions you might have along with your posts — who knows, the answer(s) may even be the subject of a future Shoe Shine Sunday!