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Allen Edmonds Leather Lotion

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What are the benefits, if any, of using the AE leather lotion? Does it soften the leather? Does it help the shoe conform to the foot? Any ideas?
 

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Leather lotion helps to both clean and aid in leather health, so to speak. It moisturizes and helps maintain the elasticity of leather, thusly contributing to longer shoe life. Is it essential to use only Allen Edmonds leather lotion on Allen Edmonds shoes? No, but for the beginner it would be advised to use their products. From brand to brand the most commonly found ingredient in most leather lotions appears to be neatsfoot oil.
Does lotion soften the leather? Yes.
Does it help the shoe conform to the foot? Yes, provided the shoe fit properly in the first place. Lotioned leather offers maximum pliability to the leather so it will help.
 

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Leather lotion helps to both clean and aid in leather health, so to speak. It moisturizes and helps maintain the elasticity of leather, thusly contributing to longer shoe life. Is it essential to use only Allen Edmonds leather lotion on Allen Edmonds shoes? No, but for the beginner it would be advised to use their products. From brand to brand the most commonly found ingredient in most leather lotions appears to be neatsfoot oil.
Does lotion soften the leather? Yes.
Does it help the shoe conform to the foot? Yes, provided the shoe fit properly in the first place. Lotioned leather offers maximum pliability to the leather so it will help.

Thanks for the input.
 

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The AE leather lotion is what to use where you have contrast stitching such as the Wilbert. I have both the brown and black Wilbert and use it for those. The AE Conditioner and Cleaner can carry the shoe color over to the stitching, it is what I use on most of my other shoes. Well I used to, I have gone to Saphir Renovateur except for the Wilbert's.
 

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