May 09, 2017 3 min read 1 Comment
Few shoes are ready to be worn straight out of the box. For the most part, new shoes have little if any shoe polish. Because applying shoe care product remains a fairly manual process, at best they receive a brush of varnish.
In Australia's dry climate you will find that leather needs plenty of nourishment. We're also prone to some seasonal conditions that can batter our shoes around. So we need to prepare our shoes before they're ready to be worn out.
A shoe cream typically has less wax than a shoe polish but contains more pigment and emollient. You will find that the Boot Black Silver Shoe Cream to be an exceptional product to use. Your new shoes are probably in need of some nourishment. The odorless mineral oil will penetrate deep into the leather, giving it the nourishment it needs, while the high gloss mineral wax and micro crystal beeswax will build the all-important wax layers.
The polish should now have a medium to deep shine and your shoes will look great.
Once you've applied the Shoe Cream, your new shoes are almost ready to wear. The Bootblack Silver Line Shoe Polish contains a high content of carnauba and beeswax that will really protect the leather. It will also produce a beautiful, opaque glaze.
Your shoes will now practically be glowing.
Apply a waterproof spray as your final step. It is important to find a spray that does not contain silica, which will totally seal the shoe and not allow the leather to breath. The Bootblack Silver Line Water Proof Spray will protect against oil and moisture stains, but still allow for breathability.
On rainy days, apply the spray at minimum about 30-45 minutes before you go out.
A high shine is the finishing touch, the coup de resistance, to a pair of finely crafted shoes. Avoid areas creases, as they will break the glaze and leave a white residue. The toe cap and heel counter are the best areas to work on.
Repeat this process until you have the desired gloss finish.
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