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#1 2017-07-07 16:20:58

Goodyear welt
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Shoe Creams.

Are they all much the same?

I've got some Russian calf shoes and have just seen that there is a Cordovan Cream made. The stuff I've used is just a normal leather cream but  brings them up to a nice shine. I'm wondering, should I be using stuff made for Cordovan as I believe that leather is similar, or is it a bit of a con and a normal cream is going to be just as good on them?


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#2 2017-07-08 06:32:48

The_Shooman
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From: AUSTRALIA
Posts: 12926

Re: Shoe Creams.

Goodyear welt wrote:

Are they all much the same?

No.

Some consider the best on the market to be Boot Black from Japan. Instead of using champagne you use the acidic water to get the extra high shine.
http://bootblack.jp/en/cream/index.html



Goodyear welt wrote:

I've got some Russian calf shoes and have just seen that there is a Cordovan Cream made. The stuff I've used is just a normal leather cream but  brings them up to a nice shine. I'm wondering, should I be using stuff made for Cordovan as I believe that leather is similar, or is it a bit of a con and a normal cream is going to be just as good on them?

Why not try a moisturizer for Russia Calf. Use a cordovan cream for shell.


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#3 2017-07-09 04:51:53

Goodyear welt
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Posts: 2695

Re: Shoe Creams.

Thanks Shooman,
I have the Black Boot "high shine cleaner" jar.  Leaves a really good shine after polishing off.  Though I always put another cream on afterwards. The guy in my favorite shoe shop recommended it. I'll see what else they have in the range in the shop.


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