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Saphir Shoe Polish Archive

April 8, 2020

The Elegant Oxford – Your Shoe Care Guide

Shoe Care might actually be the biggest and most popular subject in the shoe industry. Back when I used to post a lot more about it, as I was a ‘professional’ shoe shiner in London, the vast majority of my emails were about polishing one’s shoes and how to either do it well or how to reverse things that had gone wrong. In fact, I got so many emails on the subject that I simply […]

January 21, 2020

Saphir Burgundy Wax Polish – Good for Earth Tones

There are a few tricks to shoe shining that I have always appreciated using to get an enhanced result to that final shine. One, is using blue wax on black shoes. And the other is using burgundy wax polish on all earth-toned leathers, from light tan to dark brown and if I am really being a bit daring, sometimes using burgundy wax even on blue leather for an added effect. You see, the thing about […]

February 19, 2019

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London Super Trunk Show 2019 – Main Partner: Saphir

    To read more about the London Super Trunk Show 2019, please click HERE   For those that may not realize, there is shoe polish and then there is SHOE POLISH. The French Shoe Polish Powerhouse, Saphir, would fall into the latter category making what is often considered the finest shoe polish there is. And for good reason too. You won’t know this without ever having first-hand experience with it, but when comparing the products of […]