Help me protect and preserve my brand new leather shoes
January 24, 2013 10:51 AM Subscribe
I just bought a pair of these Grenson Stanley Wingtips
. How do I care for them?
posted by rbf1138 to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (7 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I also bought a cedar shoe tree, Grenson Neutral-colored shoe cream and a Grenson brush. I also have a tub of Dr. Marten's Wonder Balsam. This article seems really helpful: http://www.whatmakesaman.net/wordpress/2008/09/21/10-classic-english-shoemakers-part-1-introduction/
However, I don't totally grasp some of the concepts...Polishing vs. buffing vs. brushing, wax vs. cream vs. polish, etc. Could you guys break down and perhaps clarify how to go about protecting my brand new shoes, as well as how to protect them over time? Any other advice or suggestions on products to use would be super helpful!