Without a doubt the Saphir products are the best shoe polish I've ever used. This product, the neutral, has made my Alden's and my Cole-Haans shine beautifully, with a deep luster. I polish exclusively with Saphir now.
– SCOTT S.
The Saphir Médaille d'Or Pâte de Luxe is an all-natural wax polish based on beeswax, turpentine, and carnauba with six other nutrient waxes and twice the amount of pigment of ordinary polishes. The pigments have been selected for their brilliance, transparency, and clarity and helps rebuild the finish on fine shoes.
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Many customers report that they love the smell of our Saphire MDO Wax because of the turpentine base, which is a natural by-product of pine trees. Whereas ordinary waxes use a petroleum base, Saphir MDO is completely natural and without any alcohols.
Saphir's Pate de Luxe Wax is composed primarily of three types high-quality waxes: animal waxes such as beeswax, vegetable waxes such as carnauba, and mineral waxes. Specially formulated to pass the "icing," or a high-gloss shine, Saphir's formula is based on a pine turpentine, carnauba wax (extracted from leaves of Brazilian palm trees), and six other waxes chosen for their special nourishing, protective, softening, and shining properties. Combined with both a higher concentration and higher quality pigments, you will obtain an incomparable shine with Saphir's Medialle d'Or wax polish!
Note: if your shoes are dirty (containing black traces) or full of wax deposits from prior shines or lower-quality waxes, it is important to first clean the leather pores with the help of Saphir Renovateur Cleaner and Conditioner or Saphir Saddle Soap.
Note: Saphir's Navy Wax Polish can be used as an alternative to black when shining black shoes. It adds an extra brilliance when reflecting sunlight and depth when in the dark. Similar in principle to midnight-blue cloth used on bespoke tuxedos. It is particularly useful when working up a high-gloss military shine.
The Saphir MDO Wax Shoe Polish immediately stands out from ordinary polishes as lighter and more oily. The wax spreads very easily and achieves a high-gloss polish when buffed. I enjoy to first use a coat of the Saphir Pommadier Cream to restore the color saturation and follow-up with the Wax to further moisturize and provide the high-gloss shine that I love on my shoes.