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Saphir Shoe Care Products

Leffot is a U.S. stockist of the ever popular Saphir shoe care products. Saphir MDO (Medaille d’or 1925) is produced in France and is one of the finest shoe polishes available. We stock 100 ml wax tins, 75 ml creme jars, and 75 ml rénovateur arguably the finest leather cleaner and conditioner on the planet. We also stock horsehair brushes and baby soft cotton chamois to buff and shine your most precious shoes.

This exclusive line has its origins in formulations that have earned Saphir the award of the GOLD MEDAL, PARIS 1925. Composed of turpentine, vegetable waxes, animal and mineral fossils, its formula is unchanged and has not suffered the technical progress of chemistry such as the addition of silicones and resins.

Check availability of all Saphir products HERE.

Rénovateur 75 ml Jar

Wax 100 ml Tin

Créme 75 ml Jar

 

Horse Hair Brush Large 8 x 2.5

Cotton Chamois  20.5 x 12


Large Spatula 6.5 x 1.5

Jar Brush 3.5 x 1.5

Dauber 3.5 x 1.5

The Polishing

It was time to polish my EG Perth’s in Burnt Pine so I thought I would share the stages with you. As I begin the first photo is the Perth as they are and you can see the need for polishing.

Next step is removing the laces; I like to polish my shoes on the trees, I feel the polish covers more evenly.

I begin to polish with a clean white tee shirt and neutral wax polish (I do this quickly and with a small amount of polish to avoid streaking).

The wax is on and drying for a few minutes.

I brush the shoes with an old horsehair brush that belonged to my grandfather. You can also buff with a cloth, but I like the action of rubbing the brush across the leather. I also think it brings out a nicer luster and works the polish into the leather better.

And Viola! In five simple steps the uppers look great. I didn’t do the sole edges this time since they still look good. I don’t over polish my shoes since I rotate them often but I enjoy the process. I also love the way the EG’s age they take on a well worn and cared for look that is just beautiful.