Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Shoe City Thinker, Jun 25, 2013.
Good idea or bad idea?
Bad idea. I know some people do use it, but I wouldn't.
Really I thought Reno was fine for cordovan. I am about to receive my first pair of cordovan shoes and in anticipation I've ordered some Saphir.
I have used it on a pair of shell boat shoes and it works great.
I've been using it with results. The cordovan plus the Saphir result in a great shine and a great smell as well.
Damn, I hate to admit it... But maybe I am wrong
I had read that this was a no-no, but your post led me to the Hanger Project website.
I always defer to Kirby on anything shoe care. And he says to use it.
Whelp, now you know and won't be missing out on it anymore.
I have once. the results were good but I won't be doing it often. the shoes needed cleaning
A better idea would be to use Saphir Cordovan Cream. 'Cause it's like, for cordovan, y'know?
i don't find there to be any REAL benefit of cordovan cream over simply using renovateur. Cream doesn't bring much to the game imo.
Quote:Saphir knows more about quality shoe care products than I do. I would venture a guess that they know more about it than you do, as well. If they went to the trouble of formulating a product specifically for cordovan, I suspect they did so for a reason. I use Reno on calf and Cordovan Cream on cordovan. Both products work very well indeed. Others are, of course, free to do as they please.
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