1. Remove any laces from the shoes and insert shoe trees into the shoes to help maintain the shape. Then brush the leather with a stiff bristled brush to remove any surface dirt or dust. Make sure to use a clean brush for this job. 
  2. Now the leather is free from any dirt and dust, you can apply Cordovan cream. To apply this, use a soft cotton cloth and wrap it around your first two fingers, apply a small amount of the cream to the leather and work it in with circular motions so that the whole outside of the shoe is covered. Leave to dry for 5 minutes.
  3. Buff out the cordovan cream on the shoe with a soft bristled polishing brush, making sure to work in a back-and-forth motion. 

Recommended Products

AFPOS Cedar Shoe Trees, a great generic sized tree, ideal for filling out the shoes, stopping creases and helping you to polish against a firm surface.
AFPOS Horsehair Polishing Brushes, perfect hand sized brush stuffed with stiff horsehair bristles. Makes the ideal choice for brushing loose dirt from your footwear before polishing.
Saphir Medaille D'Or Cordovan Cream Polish, available in a range of typical Cordovan colours and formulated for the extra greasy leather type. Covers marks and creates a great shine.
Saphir Medaille D'Or Polishing Clothavailable in a large and small size. The ideal fabric for applying polish and then buffing afterwards. A staple for any care kit.
AFPOS Goat Hair Polishing Brushes, a cashmere goat hair brush is the ideal choice for a final buff. The ends of the goat bristles are so soft so that tiny lines and stripes are not left when polishing. This allows for a far superior shine.