- Nov 14, 2017
- Reaction score
That's why there are options out there with regards to conditioners. Every one has different results. Never had any residue from the Bick, but, as mentioned, did from the Lexol.I've used Lexol for many years and I have never experienced any residue. The Bick4 does leave a slight wax residue esp. if it is overused. But any neutral shoe cream will do the same. Of all the conditioners out there Bick4 comes the closest to living up to its claims that it will not darken leather.
Not to take anything away from VSC but from what I've been told (and from what I recall reading on the label) it has turpentine (?) in it.
My go-to rule of thumb with this kind of thing is that if you wouldn't put it on your own skin, you shouldn't put it on shoes that you care about.
I do like the Saphir stuff, yet not sure (other than a pleasant smell) if it is any more effective than the Bick (which is considerably cheaper).
Never used the VSC on a consistent basis, but I do know some swear by it, including my pops.
Ultimately, whatever works on your shoes and for your shoe care regime is what people will be proponents of. As with all things YMMV.