Come join The Hanger Project for Shoe Shine Sundays! I will be virtually hosting this shoe shine event every Sunday! Upload a photograph of yourself shining a pair of shoes to The Hanger Project Affiliate Thread or to our Facebook Page and receive a special promotional offer good towards your next purchase!
I will also be online available to answer questions about how to deliver the best shoe shine results with our Saphir Shoe Polish.
First Shoe Shine Sunday
For the first Show Shine Sunday, I'll be polishing a pair of my light brown Alfred Sargent Monk Strap shoes -- perfect for a casual Sunday. These have a little water spotting on the vamp, but that's about it. The purpose of polishing these shoes today will be general maintenance (Renovateur), removing the water spots, and just smoothing the finish. So, I am going to use a single coat of Saphir Renovateur and Saphir Cream Polish.
Here I am applying the Saphir Renovateur. This is a gentle cleaner and conditioner (and more conditioner than cleaner). It will pull off any light surface staining and dirt. Anything grittier should require the attention of the Saphir Leather Cleaning Soap. However, these shoes are in pretty good condition, as to not require this.
After I buff of the single coat of the Saphir Renovateur, I apply a coat of Saphir Cream Polish in light brown. The pigment of a cream polish helps even the finish while repairing any scuffs. The wax content of both the Renovateur and Saphir Pommadier Cream Polish combine to create a nice protective barrier and soft shine. If I wanted something higher-gloss, I would follow this with a coat of the Saphir Wax Polish in either a neutral or matching brown.
And here we go. Twenty minutes later my shoes are looking dignified.
Join Us Every Sunday
Join us every week for Shoe Shine Sundays on our Style Forum Affiliate Thread or Facebook. I'll be available via Live Chat and via our Affiliate Thread to answer questions.