Shoe care without the shine?

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  1. Kuro

    Kuro Senior member

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    Francos for Saphir, shoeshinekit for Meltonian. It's not an exact science, you don't have to get the exact same tinge as your shoes - can totally live with 4 colors in your shoe shine box (light brown, dark brown, blue, burgundy)

    What about black?
     


  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Aha, this seems to be similar to the stuff I was thinking about:

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    It's neutral color, based on water and beeswax.


    When you open the jar, take a good long whiff. It's best when it's new.
     


  3. nordicstyle

    nordicstyle Senior member

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    When you open the jar, take a good long whiff. It's best when it's new.

    Hehe. Maybe I should just get a jar of honey instead? [​IMG]
     


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    What about black?
    No need for black when you have dark blue
     


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    Hehe. Maybe I should just get a jar of honey instead? [​IMG]

    No, no. This is much better.
     


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    No need for black when you have dark blue
    Exactly. You will not notice the difference at all.
     


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    No, no. This is much better.
    Not for the people you force to kiss your shoes!
     


  8. nordicstyle

    nordicstyle Senior member

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    Seems a bit strange to order a French product from a US store though. Anyone know any online stores in Europe that sell this stuff? Google has very little to say on the subject, unfortunately.
     


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    Exactly. You will not notice the difference at all.

    Actually, the shine on black shoes looks noticeably better with blue cream/polish than with black.
     


  10. Kuro

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    When you open the jar, take a good long whiff. It's best when it's new.

    you ok?

    No need for black when you have dark blue

    Lately I have been alternating blue then black cream on my blue shoes...
     


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    Seems a bit strange to order a French product from a US store though. Anyone know any online stores in Europe that sell this stuff? Google has very little to say on the subject, unfortunately.

    Avel.fr or something like that...
     


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    you ok?
    It's called huffing I believe. [​IMG]
     


  13. mafoofan

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    Not for the people you force to kiss your shoes!

    I don't force them.

    Seems a bit strange to order a French product from a US store though. Anyone know any online stores in Europe that sell this stuff? Google has very little to say on the subject, unfortunately.

    Why? Do you live in the U.S.?

    you ok?

    Try it. You'll understand.
     


  14. Steven Aver

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    Shell out for Saphir. Kiwi may or may not dry out your shoes, depending on who you listen to (it definitely messed up one of my Lobbs). Plus, Saphir smells good enough to inhale.

    True. Also for an easy to get alternative (but only comes in limited colors) I recommend Alden Boot Cream. Not only works great, but smells good like saphir and not harsh.
     


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    Why? Do you live in the U.S.?

    No. I live in Europe, hence the strangeness of shipping something to the U.S. so I can order it back to Europe.
     


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