What Exactly is Shoe Cream Polish?

Saphir Medaille D’Or Pommadier cream polish is made up of Pine Based Turpentine, Beeswax, Carnauba Wax, Lanolin, Mink Oil, and Shea Butter along with other natural waxes.  It contains absolutely no synthetic or petroleum based products.  Saphir Medaille D’Or Pommadier Cream polish is used to nourish your leather shoes and provide coloration of the leather while restoring the finish and providing a subtle shine. 

Cream polish is very easy to apply, two or three coats is even possible with minimal effort.  Note: Cream polish will not result in a high shine, for a high shine apply wax polish, or mirror finish wax polish after a base layer of cream polish.

What is the BEST Shoe Cream Polish to Use?

We believe here at Shoe Care Passion that the Saphir line of products is second to none.  Made in France, this line has proven the world over with the most experience cobblers and shoe aficionados to be hands down – the BEST.  It comes in 13 different colors, a pigment for every shoe leather.  Note:  If EXACT match is not found, error on the lighter color rather than darker.

What are Benefits of Using Saphir Shoe Cream Polish?

Saphir shoe cream polish will restore worn leather shoes.  Offers an easy to achieve subtle shine.  Saphir Pommedier cream polish contains twice the pigmentation of regular shoe polish.  Nourishes the leather with it’s array of natural waxes.  Using Saphir cream polish offers a slight weatherproofing affect.  After one application, when shoes appear to have lost some luster in a few days – use horse hair brush over shoes to resurface the shine without adding any additional cream polish product – yes, it is that good.

What is Difference Between Cream Polish and Wax Polish?

Cream polish offers the leather nourishment, coloration, hydration, and conditioning.  Using cream polish will give a subtle shine.  Wax polish uses hard waxes, used to develop a high gloss shine.  While cream polish can be used over the entire shoes with no difficulty, wax polish should mainly be used on the toe box, and heel where a higher gloss shine is desired.  Using wax polish across the vamp of the shoe (where the shoe bends) may result in cracking and a formation of a white “wax line” across the vamp.



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How to use Cream Polish

Make certain to have a clean surface to apply the cream polish.  See this post for details.  Saphir D’or Medaille cream polish can be applied with a cotton tshirt, cotton chamois, or horse hair dauber. 

A little goes a long way.  Apply a small amount to applicator, apply in small circular motion until desired amount of polish has been applied.  Let dry for at least 5 minutes allowing the nutrients to absorb into the leather. 

Once dry, remove excess polish with a horse hair shoe brush using rapid strokes to generate heat and distribute the polish evenly.  At this point you can add another layer of polish, or if it is to your liking buff with a cotton chamois and you are ready to go.  If you are desiring a higher gloss shine, see link to add wax polish to achieve a high shine.

How many colors does cream polish come in

It comes in 13 different colors, a pigment for every shoe leather.

What if I can’t find the EXACT match cream polish to my shoes

If EXACT match is not found, error on the lighter color rather than darker.

Keep reading the Ultimate Guide to Shoe Cream Polish, scroll below.  If you have seen enough and you want to see our top recommendations, click the button below.  Keep it Shiny!

In the sections below we will show snippets of Recent Amazon Reviews,  Pros & Cons of Using Shoe Cream Polish, a video tutorial on how to use the Saphir Medaille D’Or Pommadier Cream Polish, and a brief tutorial on the benefits.  To the right of the video there will be a link to purchase, or research if you need more information.  Keep it Shiny.

Recent Amazon Reviews

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  • Package Dimensions: 4.2 x 2.8 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces 
  • ASIN: B002Q0A6Q0
  • Item model number: 9551033
  •  Average Customer Review: 
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Pros & Cons of Saphir Pommadier Cream Polish

  • Highest Quality Waxes
  • All Natural - No Synthetic Materials
  • A Little Goes a Long Way
  • Cleans, Nourishes, and Refines Leather
  • Twice the Pigment of Regular Polish
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  • Highter Price than standard polish
  • Not Available in Local Stores Typically
  • Once you try it, you will never go back to standard polish

Tutorial & Where to Buy

Here is a tutorial on the use of the Saphir Medaille D’Or Pommadier Shoe Cream Polish.  We have also listed our top recommendation if you want to purchase.  

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