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Saddle Soap

by Saphir

Saphir Saddle Soap (Etalon Noir), 100 ml.

Used to clean dirt and old layers of shoe polish. This product contains Glycerine and is ideally used for cleaning rough and oily leather types prior to polishing. Saddle Soap is best applied using the supplied applicator sponge or a polish applicator brush.

Renomat or Saddle soap?
The main difference between these two is that Renomat is great to strip your shoes from old and/or synthetic shoe polish. This cleaner contains just enough solvents to remove shoe polish without affecting the dye in the leather. Renomat is also a great stain remover and can be used on very specific points on the shoes. Saddle soap is a more gentle option compared to the Renomat, and is as the name already reveals a soap so you need to use this product with water. Saddle soap is great for when you want to scrub and wash an entire shoe that collected a lot of dirt.

Does best: Cleaning and removing (old) shoe polish
Also great at: Stain removal
Most used for: Most smooth leather types, shoes
Combine with: Pommadier, Pate de Luxe and Mirror Gloss, Renovateur 

What is this product good for?

Mirror shining

View our 5-step shoe cleaning guide for a complete description of each step and the associated products.

How to use

Saphir Saddle Soap is the first step in renovating your shoes. After cleaning, the shoes can be fed with Renovateur and then polished with shoe cream and shoe wax.

To optimally treat your shoes with Saphir saddle soap you need:
• Saphir Saddle Soap
• (optional) Application Brush

1. Dampen the supplied sponge or additionally purchased application brush by briefly dipping it in lukewarm water

2. Wipe lightly with the sponge or brush over the Saphir Saddle Soap. (We recommend starting with a little soap and applying it to an inconspicuous area of the shoe to test how the leather reacts)

3. Apply the Saddle Soap to the leather in circular motions until you have soaped the entire shoe

4. Clean the shoes with water and wipe the shoes dry with a clean cloth and let it dry further before you continue to grease and polish your shoes. Preferably overnight after cleaning. Let them dry naturally, for example do not place them near the heating

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