Like I mentioned a few times before, I'm completely new to buying shoes that are something other than 1) sneakers, or 2) shoes/boots that don't need to be cared for. I have a few questions regarding taking care of my shoes that I could use a little bit of help on, if one or two of you would be so kind.
From what I understand, the process of conditioning my shoes goes more or less like this:1)
Wipe dust, dirt, etc. off shoes2)
Apply polish to shoes with a brush, cloth, or even old t-shirt3)
Work polish into shoes4)
Wait for shoe to dry5)
Wipe off any excess polish6)
Brush shoes with horsehair brush (?)
Where exactly in this process do I go about applying mink oil to my Pitt Boots? My goal isn't to make my boots especially shiny or anything, although if it helps to condition my boots and to keep them in better condition for as long as possible, I'm all for it. Mainly, though, I just want to waterproof them for the rain and snow.
What exactly is stuff like Alden's Paste Wax
Is there any reason why Alden's Horsehair Brush
is considerably more expensive than Kiwi's?
I plan on picking up:
(1) Horsehair brush
(1) Kiwi Brown Polish (dark brown?)
(1) Shining / buffing cloth
(1) Kiwi mink oil
(1) Horsehair applicator (?)
Thanks for any help, guys, and I apologize in advance for the noobie questions.