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Allen Edmonds Shoe Cream

anonymouz

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What is the forum's thoughts on AE shoe cream? Any issues with using it? I'm mainly looking to condition the leather and cover up a few scuffs. I'm not very interested in getting a high shine.

Also, does anyone know where to find it in NYC? I know I can order it from AE's website but I just wanted to know if I could pick it up from a store in person.
 

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I use it and like it. If you want shine I think you'll need to use wax polish as well but it seems to do a good job as just a conditioner. It's available at their stores - I just bought some last week at their store on Madison and 55th.
 

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I like it. Use it on all my shoes. Effective. 9 bux at the AE stores in Manhattan.
 

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When you say "shoe cream," do you mean the Premium Shoe Polish that comes in a tube or the leather-care products like their Cleaner & Conditioner, Leather Lotion or Aqua-Care Shoe Cream? The Premium Shoe Polish is supposed to be a mixture of cream and wax. On my dress and dress casual shoes, the Premium Shoe Polish is about the only product I use. If a pair of shoes got soaked, I'd use the Leather Lotion or the Cleaner & Conditioner as a restorative on the leather. For leathers where polish is not recommended, I typically use the Leather Lotion or Aqua-Care Shoe Cream.

For shining your shoes, the Premium Shoe Polish should do just fine all by itself unless you are trying to achieve a military parade gloss. I tried giving my shoes a final shining with Kiwi Neutral wax after polishing with the A-E Premium Shoe Polish to see if I could get a brighter shine, but I didn't find the wax made any noticeable improvement, certainly not enough to be worth the bother.
 

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I use their conditioner pretty regularly on almost all my shoes (except cordovan), and I'm a fan. You can get it at any of the AE stores in the city.
 

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Originally Posted by JLibourel
...The Premium Shoe Polish is supposed to be a mixture of cream and wax. On my dress and dress casual shoes, the Premium Shoe Polish is about the only product I use....For shining your shoes, the Premium Shoe Polish should do just fine all by itself unless you are trying to achieve a military parade gloss. I tried giving my shoes a final shining with Kiwi Neutral wax after polishing with the A-E Premium Shoe Polish to see if I could get a brighter shine, but I didn't find the wax made any noticeable improvement, certainly not enough to be worth the bother.
At one time, the A-E Premium Shoe Polish was simply re-branded Collonil Waterstop cream (what Collonil refer to as "color care"), and I have heard nothing to suggest that this has changed. As such, the A-E Premium Shoe Polish (in the tubes) contains no wax (unless, as noted they have changed suppliers). It is, instead, a water-based cream containing, evidently, jojoba and almond oils, but no wax. This means that it qualifies as a shoe cream, not a shoe wax. It may be sufficient as a sole care product for some climates and uses, but it will not provide the protection against the elements that a true wax polish (the stuff in the flat cans) will. These latter products (Kiwi, Lincoln, Kelly's, Saphir, etc.) generally contain carnauba wax which is an effective water-repellent--far better than what you get with a shoe cream. In addition, such a wax polish will provide a noticeably higher shine (at least in my experience) than any shoe cream, but the main reason I always follow a cream application (for the conditioning and color restoration) with a wax polish one is for the additional leather protection.

Edit: anonymouz, if you are considering the A-E Shoe Cream (as in the picture) as your sole care product, I would say that it would provide insufficient protection against the elements--presumably even less than the Premium Shoe Polish discussed above. You may not be interested in getting a high shine, but you do want to give your shoes the kind of protection that a wax-based polish does. As noted above, I use both and wouldn't skip the wax polish step.
 

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Originally Posted by Roger
At one time, the A-E Premium Shoe Polish was simply re-branded Collonil Waterstop cream (what Collonil refer to as "color care"), and I have heard nothing to suggest that this has changed. As such, the A-E Premium Shoe Polish (in the tubes) contains no wax (unless, as noted they have changed suppliers). It is, instead, a water-based cream containing, evidently, jojoba and almond oils, but no wax. This means that it qualifies as a shoe cream, not a shoe wax. It may be sufficient as a sole care product for some climates and uses, but it will not provide the protection against the elements that a true wax polish (the stuff in the flat cans) will. These latter products (Kiwi, Lincoln, Kelly's, Saphir, etc.) generally contain carnauba wax which is an effective water-repellent--far better than what you get with a shoe cream. In addition, such a wax polish will provide a noticeably higher shine (at least in my experience) than any shoe cream, but the main reason I always follow a cream application (for the conditioning and color restoration) with a wax polish one is for the additional leather protection.

Edit: anonymouz, if you are considering the A-E Shoe Cream (as in the picture) as your sole care product, I would say that it would provide insufficient protection against the elements--presumably even less than the Premium Shoe Polish discussed above. You may not be interested in getting a high shine, but you do want to give your shoes the kind of protection that a wax-based polish does. As noted above, I use both and wouldn't skip the wax polish step.


Would you say that wax polish is desirable for cold and wet climates? We don't get much rain and I would really hate an extra effort,it takes me long time to apply condition and shoe polish as it is.
 

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Originally Posted by forex
Would you say that wax polish is desirable for cold and wet climates?
Definitely; this (particularly the wet climates) is where a wax top coat makes the most sense.
 

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what's the different between this and their Leather Lotion?????

For some of my more casual brown leather shoes, is it good enough to not polish them and just use leather lotion and protective spray??
 

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Roger, thanks for your post-it was very helpful.
I was only interested in using the shoe cream to condition the leather and to maintain the color. I was not expecting anything else out of the shoe cream. So this will not be the only product that I plan to use.
 

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Originally Posted by JLibourel
...The Premium Shoe Polish is supposed to be a mixture of cream and wax. On my dress and dress casual shoes, the Premium Shoe Polish is about the only product I use....For shining your shoes, the Premium Shoe Polish should do just fine all by itself unless you are trying to achieve a military parade gloss. I tried giving my shoes a final shining with Kiwi Neutral wax after polishing with the A-E Premium Shoe Polish to see if I could get a brighter shine, but I didn't find the wax made any noticeable improvement, certainly not enough to be worth the bother.
At one time, the A-E Premium Shoe Polish was simply re-branded Collonil Waterstop cream (what Collonil refer to as "color care"), and I have heard nothing to suggest that this has changed. As such, the A-E Premium Shoe Polish (in the tubes) contains no wax (unless, as noted they have changed suppliers). It is, instead, a water-based cream containing, evidently, jojoba and almond oils, but no wax. This means that it qualifies as a shoe cream, not a shoe wax. It may be sufficient as a sole care product for some climates and uses, but it will not provide the protection against the elements that a true wax polish (the stuff in the flat cans) will. These latter products (Kiwi, Lincoln, Kelly's, Saphir, etc.) generally contain carnauba wax which is an effective water-repellent--far better than what you get with a shoe cream. In addition, such a wax polish will provide a noticeably higher shine (at least in my experience) than any shoe cream, but the main reason I always follow a cream application (for the conditioning and color restoration) with a wax polish one is for the additional leather protection.

Edit: anonymouz, if you are considering the A-E Shoe Cream (as in the picture) as your sole care product, I would say that it would provide insufficient protection against the elements--presumably even less than the Premium Shoe Polish discussed above. You may not be interested in getting a high shine, but you do want to give your shoes the kind of protection that a wax-based polish does. As noted above, I use both and wouldn't skip the wax polish step.
So is the Allen Edmonds Premium Shoe Polish and their Shoe Cream the same thing?
 

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So is the Allen Edmonds Premium Shoe Polish and their Shoe Cream the same thing?
I think I read someone saying that the Polish was a combination of cream with wax so that if you got the wax, you didn't need the cream. I could stand to be corrected though.
 

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