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Is Kiwi Parade Gloss bad for shoes?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by merkur, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. add911_11

    add911_11 Well-Known Member

    Jun 3, 2010
    I also uses Kiwi parade gloss for my light tan Edward Green Dover. I don't see any bad results (after 6 months). However, Some shoe cream occasionally will help the leather to stay, as for any high quality polish.
  2. BenElliott

    BenElliott New Member

    Nov 11, 2013
    Shirebrook, Mansfield, UK
    Taken directly from the "Kiwi" web site...

    KIWI Parade Gloss gives shoes and brilliant, durable shine. That's because its superior multi-wax blend contains premium wax and more carnauba wax than regular paste polishes. The result - a brighter, longer lasting shine that's water repellent. Covers scuffs and leaves a mirror finish in minimal time.

    No mention of Silicone just waxes. I've used it for years. I try to take pride in my shoes. I too have had many compliments about my appearance due to the look of my shoes. As to life being too short, I clean my shoes as well as my wife's in 30 minutes every Sunday morning. Job done.
  3. sebflynn

    sebflynn Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2015
    Resurrection is my hobby.
    There are two versions of parade gloss normal and prestige, prestige has no silicon normal does.
  4. GrandmasterN

    GrandmasterN New Member

    Sep 7, 2016
    Being from the Royal Danish Lifeguards, we use kiwi on all parade leather gear. Boots, sword sheath and ammunition bag. The gear except for the boots are often more than a decade old and Kiwi parade gloss is the only thing used to polish and care for the leather. It protects and cares for the gear perfectly, as well as keep it a pitch black color. I use it on all my business shoes and they are all more that 5 years old. Its not at all damaging or hurting the leather at all.

    I recommend using it!
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