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Shoe Care Guide

How to Use Reno'Mat

Saphir Reno'Mat provides an in-depth cleaning of smooth leather to remove build-up of silicons, resins, and dirt that accumulate over use, thereby preparing leather to receive the full nourishment offered by Saphir's Medaille d'Or products. It can also be used to remove darker polishes that may have mistakenly been applied.

Products used in this video:

Saphir Reno'Mat
Saphir Cotton Chamois

Step 1

Apply Reno'Mat

First start off by applying the Reno'Mat on a cotton chamois. One of our plusher Saphir chamois is recommended because it takes more of the Reno'Mat. You first should test this on a hidden area of the shoe just to make sure that it doesn't react in any unintended ways. Use moderate to firm pressure and small circular motions and you'll see that the Reno'Mat is actually pulling the wax, and even some of the pigment from prior polishes off of the leather. Massage the toe box for three to five minutes, just switching to a clean part of the chamois, applying some more Reno'Mat, and then really trying to rub that hard wax off. You can tell that you're done whenever you look at the shoe and you don't see the buildup of hard waxes anymore.

Step 2

Clean Shoe with Water

Lastly, spray a little bit of water on the shoe and then rub it with a clean chamois. This removes any of the residual buildup of the Reno'Mat that's left in the leather. You can even run your shoes under some water, but the point is, after the leather has absorbed some of this Reno'Mat, is to try to get as much of that off the leather as possible. You know you’re done if you spray the shoe with water and use a clean chamois, and no white suds show up.