How about some reviews for water sealants, leather conditioners and other products? I want something to decrease the amount of creasing on my Tiffanys as much as possible before I wear them out often.
Yeah, how 'bout it?
Here's an idea: why don't you
do the research and post the results?
First, never wear the same pair of kicks 2 days in a row
. Rotate your kicks (you've got a huge collection to work with, right?) and give 'em the breaks they deserve. Rotating shoes keeps them from being worn in after repeated bending and it's been said that two pairs of rotated shoes last longer than two pairs worn out in succession. In short, you should have bought two pair of Tiffs you cheap ass.
As for creases and protecton, I used Cadillac Boot and Shoe Care
. It works wonders on leather, vinyl and patent leather (i.e. plastic-coated leather). This stuff is magical and was recommended to me by the guy who repairs my dress shoes. You pour this stuff on the toebox area of your shoes where you think they'll crease, let it sit over night so that it seeps in and then wipe it off with a cloth the next day. Cadillac softens materials without discoloring them (I've used it on my Mexico AF1s, my Tiffs and others), while offering decent waterproofing protection. Good stuff. It's only 5 bucks so buy some, try it on a cheap pair of kicks and then feel stupid because it worked and you didn't believe me.
Finally, use cedar shoe trees
(or stuff your shoes with old shirts). Cedar works double-time by keep your shoes fresh naturally and by absorbing the water/salt your stanky feet give off during a hard day's work. What's more, shoe trees keep the soles of your feet straight---from heel too toebox---reducing the natural curl that occurs after wearing your shoes for a day.Cadillac Boot and Shoe Care http://www.heelandsoleshoes.com/browser/32/product/CMF9FCB6ED1049504118-996/items.html