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Covering shoe scratches with wax while still nourishing with cream

Grrtt780

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I have searched around to find an answer to this but couldn't find one.

I have a few pairs of shoes with some scratches and scuffs that have been covered up nicely with wax. How do I use shoe cream and keep them nourished without stripping the wax and revealing the scratches? Can I use shoe cream without removing the wax first? Will it penetrate the wax? Thanks in advance guys.
 

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If they look ok as is don't worry about it.

You can always add cream over wax. Some of the moisture will soak into the wax and keep things moisturized. As to whether or not the moisture will soak into the scratches I cannot say.

I personally don't think it will matter but if you are really worried about it you can apply a conditioner such as Renovateur or Leather Lotion etc. etc. As these are fairly liquid known for penetrating the wax somewhat.

It's pretty hard to go wrong here.
 

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Once we have the toe on our shoes waxed, is it ok to just keep re-waxing it and not put conditioner over it? Or does that cause the leather there to dry out?
 

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