Vass finish is very poor out of the box. I am not sure they polish their shoes to a professional finish and they leave it up to you to do that. Their finish is dull and flat. To get a high gloss finish and feed your new dry leather, here is what you do: 1. Apply Saphir Renovateur Pommadier in thin coat and let dry for two hours, then buff with brush. Let stand for 24 hours then buff again. 2. Apply Saphir Creme polish, let dry for 30 minutes, then polish again. 3. Apply Saphir High Gloss wax polish (See the Shoe Snob) for procedure. Polish again. This should give you a nice polish that is even, deep and glossy. You could eliminate the last step or polish lightly if you do not need the high gloss finish. You shoes will love you!