Allen Edmonds Shoe Care

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by easy_golfing, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. easy_golfing

    easy_golfing Senior member

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    I know there are a bunch of threads on shoe care, but they all seem pretty long and have TOO much information if such a thing. I was thinking of getting AE brush, shoe polish, and conditioner/cleaner

    http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonlin...goryId=&langId=-1&productId=1230000&storeId=1

    Or

    Everybody always talks about Saphir. What would I need from here for a pair of black cap toes? Just these two?
    http://store.asuitablewardrobe.net/saphirrenovateurcleanerconditioner.aspx
    http://store.asuitablewardrobe.net/saphirpommadiershoecream.aspx


    Or something else?


    As you can tell, I don't know anything about shoe care (already use Shoe trees), so all help is appreciated.



    Thanks in advance
     


  2. easy_golfing

    easy_golfing Senior member

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  3. Liquidus

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    Just stick with the AE stuff you mentioned. I don't think Saphir will be worth the premium to you.
     


  4. easy_golfing

    easy_golfing Senior member

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    Forgot to mention, won't be using these on Vass, Lobb, etc... more like AE, Brooks Bros, etc...

    So stick to the AE brand?
     


  5. hohneokc

    hohneokc Senior member

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    I have been happy with AE polish, cleaner/conditioner, brushes, and polishing cloths.

    I think they will work well for you.

    Chris
     


  6. easy_golfing

    easy_golfing Senior member

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  7. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    You only need the conditioner/cleaner, brush, and premium shoe polish (which is actually cream). I'm not sure what the "shoe cream" is. Instead of the cloth, you can use any old cloth or tshirt you have.
     


  8. Chris Waffles

    Chris Waffles Senior member

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    You only need the cloth if you want to buff your shoes to a high shine. Shoe cream is useful if you don't have any nicks/scrapes in the leather, but the wax polish will fill nicks in better and will lead to a higher shine.

    Saphir products have a higher concentration of dye in them, but since you are polishing black captoes, I doubt you would reap the benefits of a Saphir cream/wax. I would recommend getting Saphir Renovateur, a cleaner/conditioner, to use every few months to revitalize the shoes.
     
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    IIRC, the AE premium polish in a tube is a cream/wax combo, so you probably don't need the shoe cream. I would get the shine cloth, especially for black shoes. Don't forget a shoe horn (plastic or metal is fine) and a set of cedar shoe trees.
     


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