How to polish blue shoes?

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  1. ranker

    ranker Senior member

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    How does one polish blue calf leather shoes? I can't seem to find any dark blue polish.

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    On another note, if one can't match the shade of polish to the shoe exactly, would one use the nearest tone that's lighter or darker?

    Thanks for all the advice in advance.
     


  2. Jay Gatsby

    Jay Gatsby Senior member

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    Neutral. What size are those?
     


  3. JordanH.

    JordanH. Senior member

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    try ebay. they have different shades of blue Meltonian shoe polish. I have seen navy and i think there's royal and another one too.
     


  4. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    Keep looking - there are blue show creams available, along with basically every colour of the rainbow.
     


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    Neutral. What size are those?

    8UK. Fits like a 8.5US.
     


  6. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You can get blue creme polish at any good shoe repair place. And, you can get blue wax polish at Berluti in NYC. I believe a pair of shoes needs a good coat of wax a few times a year to protect the leather from water and grease.
     


  7. ranker

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    You can get blue creme polish at any good shoe repair place. And, you can get blue wax polish at Berluti in NYC. I believe a pair of shoes needs a good coat of wax a few times a year to protect the leather from water and grease.

    Thanks for the great advice. If only I had asked this question prior to coming back from the weekend shopping trip to NYC!

    Is there a specific brand I should be looking for or an online retailer to purchase reliable shoe products from?
     


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    Go to Valmour website and buy some saphir products..They're the best on the market.
    Don't buy Lobb products ,they're overpriced...
    I have a few pairs of dark blue shoes and I always use navy cream with them..
     


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    Go to Valmour website and buy some saphir products..They're the best on the market.
    Don't buy Lobb products ,they're overpriced...
    I have a few pairs of dark blue shoes and I always use navy cream with them..


    +1. I've got Navy cream and Navy polish from Saphir. Outside of the Bay and the US, Valmour seems to be the only place that sells Saphir.

    Nice shoes, BTW!!
     


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    Museum from John Lobb..
     


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    Museum from John Lobb..

    Was that meant for me? Thanks for the heads up.

    I've seen the Museum colours from Lobb before, but as yet, I'm not an owner of one.

    I've also kinda fallen out with the Factory Shop people, so I'll have to see whether there are still any bridges that require mending and get a couple.

    I must admit that the double monk (Vale or Chappel is it) does look lovely.

    Cheers

    Clint
     


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    +1. I've got Navy cream and Navy polish from Saphir. Outside of the Bay and the US, Valmour seems to be the only place that sells Saphir.

    Nice shoes, BTW!!


    Franco's (www.francos.com) sells Saphir products as well, and they offer great service imo.

    Aaron
     


  13. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Franco's (www.francos.com) sells Saphir products as well, and they offer great service imo.

    Aaron

    I've seen blue polish but can't remember the brand or where I saw it. I need some myself and will probably get it from Franco's if it's available.
     


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    I've seen blue polish but can't remember the brand or where I saw it. I need some myself and will probably get it from Franco's if it's available.

    +1,Franco's have blue saphir,which I've been planning to order.I have a pair of navy shoes and I use neutral but I think navy polish would work much better.
     


  15. Wes Bourne

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    ranker, you can also try Meltonian; I have a jar of their navy shoe cream I picked up at a local drugstore. You can find navy Kiwi wax on ebay.
     


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