Saphir Greasy Leather Cream is designed for oiled leathers, such as Horween's Chromexcel. These leathers are infused with oils during the tanning process and are distinguished for their rugged, natural look. Most often used for hiking, mountain, and boat shoes, oiled leathers are typically a dark brown or reddish-brown and never waxed.
Normal waxed shoe polishes are not appropriate for use on oiled leather because their waxes would completely change the look of the leather. To nourish and renew oiled leathers, Saphir Greasy Leather Cream should be exclusively used.
Saphir Greasy Leather Cream is available in three colors: neutral, brown, and black. The brown polish contains a light pigment that will not "recolor" shoes but rather just fill in the finish; therefore, it is not necessary to achieve a "perfect match" with the brown Saphir Greasy Leather Cream like it would be a cream polish for a pair of calfskin dress shoes.
How to Care for Chromexcel
Caring for Chromexcel is very easy using Saphir's Greasy Leather Cream. Designed to both condition and recolor Chromexcel, the cream has a very light, oily texture and applies easily using either your fingers or a chamois. Because it has a very light pigment, it is not necessary to "perfectly" match the color. If your Chromexcel shoes are brown, the brown Greasy Leather Cream will work just fine. If you are worried about changing the color of your shoes, use the Neutral (note: neutral will not recolor any scuffs or discolorations).
Directions. First, clean your shoes using either a damp cloth or Saphir Leather Cleaning Soap. If you have previously applied a waxed polish, remove it using Saphir Reno'Mat. Allow the leather to dry, then apply a small amount of Greasy Leather Cream onto your fingers or a chamois and massage into the leather using circular motions. Once complete, allow to dry for 10 minutes. No buffing required.