School me on this. I have an ankle sock in my polish box dedicated to Lexol. I used that to apply a layer. Left them in the box on the trees for about an hour while I ate dinner. Then took them out and applied Meltonian neutral cream polish. Then brushed with a horsehair brush (I use the same brush for any color leather) then spit on them and buffed with an old t-shirt (not like they do at the shine shop but lightly with the t-shirt wrapped around my hand). Other than that, just storing them on the RL trees (basically the 202 last so you can't go wrong with EGs) and in their box and you get a pair that look this good. Keep in mind I only did this a few times over the year. Of course fit it important. If the shoe doesn't fit properly you'll get all kinds of skewing and creasing that no amount of treeage or polishing can remedy. YMMV.