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Shoe Care 101

Shoe Edges

What should I use to restore the edges of my shoes?. For best results, we always recommend our Saphir Pommadier Cream Shoe Polish. We also have our Saphir Edge Dressing & Renovating Recolorant Repair Cream which does an outstanding job as well. Lastl

Chamois

Difference between the 3-pack High Shine Chamois and our original Giza Cotton high shine chamois?. The 3-pack High Shine Chamois are actually fairly different from our original Giza cotton high shine chamois. Our Wellington individual cotton chamois

Why is there a white residue on my shoes after applying conditioner?

This is a common occurrence with textured leather. When applying Renovateur, it can sink into the pores and pool, which you want to prevent from happening because too much excessive wax build-up will actually cause the white residue to form on the bo

When should I use mink oil or Dubbin vs Renovateur?

It's going to take some visual discretion for this. If the shoes have been untouched for quite some time (i.e. 1-2+ years) then you may consider using Dubbin Graisse or Mink Oil to restore them. But if it's only been a few to several months, then Ren

What are the essential shoe care products to I need to start caring for my shoes?

When it comes to taking care of your leather dress shoes, our ABC Guide is a great place to start. As for specific leather care products, we always recommend going with Saphir Renovateur, Pommadier Cream Polish, Pate de Luxe Wax Polish, and Reno'Mat.

How to Maintain and Renew a Mirror Shine on Your Shoes

A mirror shine on your shoes is the hallmark of a well-dressed individual. Achieving and maintaining that pristine, glass-like finish requires dedication and the right techniques. This guide will walk you through the steps to maintain and renew the m

What's the difference between Saphir Medaille d'Or (MDO) vs Beauté de Cuir (BDC)?

The Saphir Beauté de Cuir (BDC, as I call it, or their standard blue label) and Saphir Creme Surfine are both good polishes. They contain high-quality waxes and use natural solvents. However, the difference between the BDC/Surfine and the MDO is in q

What products should I use to take care of white shoes/sneakers?

Here's a great guide that walks through our recommendations for how to take care of your white dress shoes and tennis shoes. Additionally, after we made the above video guide, we have since added White #21 to our collection of Saphir Pommadier Cream