How important is prepping shoes with cream before wearing them? I bought a pair of Greens but these are my first real dress shoes so I don't really know how to take care of them. I'v searched the forums but most people tell you how to mirror shine them and whatnot but that's not what I want to do. I like creases and wear, I think they give clothing character. What I want to do is keep the leather in good shape and healthy. So with that in mind, do I need to apply shoe creame before I start wearing them? Like I said I don't want them shiny, I don't want to make the creases disapear, I just want to keep the shoes in good shape so they last me a long time, wear and tear is fine and preferable but I don't want to destroy them. So can I start wearing them without applying cream?