Leather boots and fine leather footwear are important investments that should last for years. But no matter what, weather exposure and daily wear & tear will damage even the best of shoes over time. Restore boots and shoes to pristine like-new condition with Red Moose Boot & Shoe Cream Polish.
Our unique cream polish is rich in natural waxes, oils, and pigments that clean, preserve, and restore color to faded footwear and leather including purses, handbags, wallets, accessories, and furniture.
This dynamic and fast-acting leather repair cream is designed to protect and rejuvenate all manner of shoes, boots, and high heels. Breathe new life into your worn-out and well-traveled pairs instead of throwing them away.
You only need a small amount to bring back your shoes' original color and hide surface scuffs on the leather. Our boot polish fills unsightly crack lines and restores damage from wintry conditions like wet, snow, salt, and mud.
I have shown a before and after with only the bottom Section done so far. Very impressed! I have used two layers doing one right after I was done with the last part. I simply restarted from the beginning. Then I let it dry for 30 min. Buffed with microfiber. Then put Howard Premium Leather Salve penetrating conditioner over it and let it sit for 75 min then buffed with a new microfiber. I am very happy with the end result and now off to do the rest of the couch! A twenty two year old couch we bought new but have not taken time to care for. Better than new now with lots of character! Very happy with this red cream shoe polish!! Thank you!!
SKEANIE leather shoes and boots are made from soft, comfortable leather and feature thin, flexible rubber and/or suede soles as this is recommend for growing feet. As our shoes are made from soft leather, they should be worn for special occasions or dress shoes. Our shoes are made from soft leather, which will scuff when scrapped along a rough surface.
Metallic leathers are created using a hot press technique in which foil is bonded to the leather. Metallics are not as durable as regular leathers, and if the foil is scratched it will expose the leather underneath. There is no process we know of to re-foil shoes, so please tread with care!
SKEANIE's gentle stain repellent is made specifically for leather baby shoes, and it's formulated to repel water, dirt, and stains. It's easy to use and will help keep footwear looking clean and new. Plus, it's safe for all types of shoes, including leather and suede. So no matter what type you have, you can protect them with this gentle repellent.
To use, simply apply a small amount of cleaner to a clean, dry cloth and rub it into the leather in a circular motion. Once the shoes are clean, apply a little conditioner to another clean, dry cloth and rub it into the leather. This will help to protect the leather and keep it looking its best.
Metallic leathers are created using a hot press technique in which foil is bonded to the leather. There is no process to re-foil shoes, so please tread with care! To clean, simply wipe with a damp cloth. To maintain, regularly buff with a soft, dry cloth. If needed, apply some Renovating Shoe Polish to a soft cloth and wipe evenly over the surface.
Some products do not need high-tech ingredients to do their jobs effectively. Shoe polish is one of these: it simply contains quality waxes, oils and color pigments, which help it work its magic in a time-tested way.
Polish can make leather goods look like new, and it costs much less than completely replacing your shoes and purses. Leather loses its new look over time, as its outer layers slowly deteriorate. Providing regular TLC with shoe polish can keep your leather items looking great.
Wax serves as a protective layer and provides a gleaming look. It can protect leather from the elements, too. When using wax polishes, be sure to clean the shoes with a leather cleaner at least once a year.
Cream shoe polishes do not provide as much shine, but casual leather styles (like driving loafers) will not need that extra sparkle. These polishes condition the leather, also, and they are less prone to cracking.
I still vividly remember the time when a TSA agent told me I needed to shine my shoes as he watched them pass through the scanner at the airport. I was mortified. I'm notoriously hard on footwear, so keeping them looking their best is a constant battle. Thankfully, there are some great products out there to help in this Sisyphean effort.
The three product categories covered in this guide are cream polish, wax polish, and conditioner. I also spoke to Tony Pecorella, the owner of Manhattan's Modern Leather Goods, a storied leather care and repair business that's been around since the 1940s, who explained to me what each product is good for. Conditioner and shoe cream both moisturize the leather, but the cream polish leaves a thin layer of cream that helps blend scratches and scuffs and gives the shoe a medium shine. Wax polish is the best at covering scuffs and scratches and leaves a higher shine, Pecorella said. For more on our conversation, see the FAQ section below.
To narrow down the best shoe polishes, I did some testing at home with products that have gotten high marks from experts and customers. I used them on a single boot or shoe as a before-and-after snapshot to see what kind of coverage, shine, and conditioning power they had. Other considerations included price, ingredients, and range of colors. Note that these products are for smooth leather, not suede or nubuck.
Modern Leather Goods almost exclusively uses Saphir products and it's not alone. Of the many guides I've read on shoe care by various industry professionals, nearly all of them list Saphir as the top leather product company and the brand's Renovateur as the best conditioner. I put it to the test on a pair of old cowboy boots I've had for 20 years that have seen a lot of wear and tear, and much less care. The leather greedily soaked in the Renovateur and I could see the results quickly. The leather had a more regular color, a light shine, and took on a richer brown.
According to a company rep, Saphir, a French company founded in 1920, continues to manufacture its products in the same way it did when it was first founded. The ingredient list (and the smell, which is quite pleasant) is closer to what you might find in a skincare product than what you'd expect to rub on your shoes. The list includes lanolin, beeswax, and mink oil.
While expensive at more than $20 for a 75 ml jar, a little goes a long way and it doesn't need to be applied that often, perhaps once a month. If you've invested a chunk of change in your leather footwear, the Renovateur is worth the cost to help keep your shoes and boots looking their best.
Saphir is a hard brand to beat and this is especially true with its wax polish, the Medaille d'Or Pate de Luxe. I used it on a pair of dress shoes I haven't worn in a long while that was desperately in need of some TLC. The color had faded so badly I thought I might need to use shoe dye. I applied the Pate de Luxe as directed and the polish immediately revitalized the faded color, and didn't require a large amount of product to achieve coverage. Saphir uses a higher concentration of pigment in the Pate de Luxe than other brands, and it shows.
Tarrago is a Spanish brand that's been around since 1940 and was the first company to offer water-based polishes back in the 1960s. (It's now owned by the same parent company that owns Saphir, Alma FRC.) The brand offers a range of nearly 100 colors in the cream polish. The wax polish comes in seven color choices.
I used the Tarrago cream polish on a pair of gray leather sneakers that were badly scuffed. The thick cream quickly soaked into the leather and easily covered the various scuff marks. After it dried, I buffed it to a medium shine. If you're looking for a high shine for your colored shoes, your best bet is to use the Tarrago Cream Polish, followed by a neutral wax polish that can achieve a higher shine.
Moneysworth & Best is a family-owned Canadian company that started out as a Toronto shoe repair shop in the 1980s. The Shoe Cream is made in Spain from all-natural ingredients, including lanolin, and various oils, waxes, and pigments. The product comes in more than 30 colors.
I used this on two different pairs of beat-up vintage boots. The shoe cream had decent coverage, but it wasn't able to hide some staining. The product has a creamy consistency and soaked into the leather quickly. After buffing, I was able to get a light shine. While it didn't completely cover the issues on the boots, it did give the leather a more even, smoother appearance and definitely made me feel comfortable wearing the boots in public again. That said, I'd recommend this product for shoes or boots that are still in good condition and don't require a lot of pigment.
Tarrago's Self-Shining Kit provides a quick and easy way to revive your shoes with very little time or effort. It contains a sponge applicator on the top that you simply dip into the cream polish and apply to the leather. I used it on a pair of my wife's boots that were moderately scuffed and hadn't been shined in several months. One pass across the leather was all it took to bring them back to life. It easily covered the scuffs and scratches and produced a medium shine with no buffing. 781b155fdc