SF ladies & gents, Any answers or insight to this would be much appreciated. I understand the difference between shoe polish and shoe wax, I also understand when and why leather conditioner (such as Saphir Renovateur) is used - however ...... If a shoe has been conditioned, polished and then waxed; what is the effect of applying polish to a pre-waxed shoe, be it lightly or "water and wax"? Does polish penetrate the wax? Does it remove the wax? Does it sit on top and have little to no effect on the leather? Long story short > If I have a wax finish on my shoes, should one remove it before attempting to properly polish using a quality shoe polish? Having read quite a bit on this topic, and thought it through, I am unable to understand how much of any substance applied remains on or in the leather as time passes and as shoes are re-polished, re-conditioned, re-polished, re-waxed etc. HELP!