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Shoe cream brands

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Teacher, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. Teacher

    Teacher Senior member

    Apr 2, 2005
    Grand Forks, ND, USA
    I've searched all over the internet but could find no satisfactory answer to my question. I'm interested in shoe creams (NOT polishes/waxes). Qualitatively speaking, is there a significant difference among brands? I use Meltonian because of availability and range of colors, and the results have always been very fine. However, I've seen assertions that brands such as Saphir and Angelus (to name just two) are higher in quality and better for the leather. Does anyone KNOW this to be true? Are there harmful additives to Meltonian creams? Thanks, all.
  2. FFW

    FFW Active Member

    Jan 31, 2005
    Saphire is briljant. And some other creams are bad for your shoes. If you can get Saphire, whyare creams an issue?
  3. Roy

    Roy Senior member

    Nov 26, 2004
    Use at least a cream with a beeswax basis.
  4. nightowl6261a

    nightowl6261a Senior member

    Sep 15, 2004
    Allen Edmonds POLISHES/CREAMS: Carnauba Wax Shoe Polish
    Quality Brazilian wax imparts a rich glow to fine leather. Available in black, brown, burgundy and neutral.

    Allen Edmonds POLISHES/CREAMS: Cordovan Care Cream
    Specifically formulated to maintain the rich color of cordovan leathers.

    Allen Edmonds POLISHES/CREAMS: Premium Shoe Polish
    Regularly polishing helps your shoes resist dirt, rain and snow while providing a lustrous glow. Includes a sponge tip for easy application with no mess.
  5. lisapop

    lisapop Senior member

    Mar 6, 2005
    You might want to touch base with Perry Ercolino, a fine custom shoe maker well versed on this topic. He's busy making shoes and so he doesn't have the time to answer a flood of such inquiries, but I don't think he'd mind a couple calls. Maybe Perry will see this thread and weigh in on his own. His tel. number is 215.348.5885. Ron Rider, the shoe maven over at Franco's, can offer sound guidance, too.

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