So, I mentioned in my Shoe Care article the other day that I was waiting on a order from A Fine Pair of Shoes. Well, that got here this morning. I ordered three tins of Saphir Medaille D’Or shoe polish (black, brown, and neutral), some new shoe laces, and a horsehair brush. I have heard great things about the Saphir range, and was looking forward to getting the polish, and I can honestly say that I love it.
The polish smells quite strongly of turpentine, and while it isn’t unpleasant, I recomend using it in a well ventilated area. As to how well it works, the only word I can think of to describe it is “fantastic”. The shine I achieved on my shoes is far superior to what I am used to getting from other products, and it took half the polish and time. I honestly cannot recommend this product enough. The polish costs about $6.50 per 50 ml tin, which is cheaper than I have seen it at other places. Postage brings the price up closer to $10 dollars per tin (at least for my order, postage prices vary), which is still overall cheaper than some places. I can honestly say that I love this brand, and can’t wait to use some of it’s other products.
As to A Fine Pair of Shoes, they have just gained themselves a new return customer. Their prices are great, and, in a lot of cases, better than most alternatives. Their service is good, and delivery times are great. As a matter of fact, I just bought a pair of shoe trees from them as well. I highly recomend that you take a look around their website. Keep in mind that prices and postage depend on where you live, and that while I think their prices are good, postage and taxes may have them cost a bit more for someone else. If you like in the UK they have free shipping on orders over £30 ($50~) and on orders over £300 ($500~) for the rest of the world (on packages under 5kg). Like I said, I highly recommend that you check them out.
*all dollar values are Australian Dollars