Suede isn’t as delicate as you may have heard. In fact it’s quite resilient and easy to clean. We recommend Saphir’s Omni’nettoyant, which works like a shampoo for suede, working into a lather and cleaning deep into the nap. It’s strong enough to clean thoroughly but gentle enough not to damage the leather. It’s important to care for your shoes, and suede is no exception.
We collect nice clothes and shoes in part because we know that looking sharp makes a favorable impression on others. Sometimes we forget the simple pleasure of owning and using an object of beauty just for ourselves.
If you’re like me you want to maintain your possessions in the best way possible. If your shoe care products are crammed into an old, tattered shoe box and you have to dig through a pile of dirty polishing clothes and half empty tins of polish, it’s time to upgrade to one of these Saphir shoe care kits.
These beautiful boxes come fully equipped with all the basic tools of shoe care: two shoe brushes, a suede brush, two daubers, a shoe horn, a polishing cloth, and a tin of both black and neutral Saphir Medaille D’or wax polish.
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Dimensions: 4.5 x 8 x 10 inches
Dimensions: 4.5 x 7 x 10 inches
One of the many great Saphir products that we offer is the Suede Cleaner, also known as Omni’nettoyant in French. It works like a shampoo for suede, working into a lather and cleaning deep into the nap. Its strong enough to clean thoroughly but gentle enough not to damage the leather. It’s not a miracle worker, but you’ll be surprised by the results. If you have suede shoes, this is a must.
Below you can see before and after photos of a pair of dirty Tan Suede Alden longwings. They almost look brand new.
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Alden Tan Suede Longwings: Before
Alden Tan Suede Longwings: After
We’ve recently received new stock of our popular Saphir shoe care products. Saphir Medaille D’or products are quite simply the finest system of shoe care products available today. This exclusive line has its origins in formulations that have earned Saphir the award of the GOLD MEDAL, PARIS 1925.
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Saphir Rénovateur is possibly the most valuable shoe care product you can buy. It cleans, conditions, and shines all at once. It works on a variety of leathers, from shell cordovan, to rugged Chromexcel, to fine calfskin. Use it before shining or just as a rejuvenating application. This and an occasional application of wax polish is all the cordovan leather really needs to be maintained.
Saphir Wax products bring unmatched shine to your calfskin shoes. 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.
Saphir Crème is an all-natural product meant for adding color and shine to shoes. Use it when correcting scuffs or darkening the color of your shoes. Use in conjunction with Rénovateur and Wax for the full Saphir shoe care system.
A large brush is an essential tool for shoe care. Use it for buffing shoes after polish application. Saphir’s large brush is made from 100% horse hair, densely packed into its wide brushing area for an easier, faster, and better looking shine. Look for Saphir’s Dauber and Jar Brush for the application of polish and use in hard to access areas of the shoe, such as the welt and tongue.
A shoe care box is a nice finishing touch to your collection of shoe care products. These boxes only get better with age and as you use this over the years to care for your shoes, they will develop a character of their own.