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Good morning folks...

This is a request to help find a product.

About 25 years ago I was in a job that required me to wear business attire (suit, tie, leather shoes).  Every year there was an expo geared to people in my business (no need to get into the details).  Every vendor was there from weapons dealers to travel gear (suitcases, etc).  That year, there was a vendor selling some kind of a shoe cream... the consistency of mayonnaise and a bone china color.  Walking by, the vendor stopped me and said this cream was not only a conditioner and protector, but it also "let the leather breathe and RELEASES HEAT TRAPPED INSIDE THE SHOE".  Sure enough, the moment he put this cream on, I felt like someone was pumping air into my shoe.  I got skeptical thinking that this is some kind of a mentholated (or whatever) shoe cream that is cooling my shoe from the outside and I'm feeling it on the inside.  But he asked me to put my hand over my shoe, and I could easily feel warmth coming out of top of surface of my shoe.  He explained that it was both softening the leather and allowing the pores of the leather to relax and allow the heat to escape... Mind you, the shoe didn't feel like it had lost any structural integrity, nor turn into flipflops. It was still a high quality, supportive leather shoe, but now more breathable and flexible.

I bought two ramekins of this, and sure enough, it held up its end of the bargain and I used and enjoyed for years to come.  I retired some years later and swapped my leather shoes for topsider... Now, I'm doing some consulting and required to wear formal attire and would love to find this cream again.  I've searched the internet for terms like "cooling shoe cream", "shoe cream release heat", etc and get the same Kiwi brand nonsense.

Can anyone help me?  Is anyone familiar with this product, or can guide me in the right direction?  As I said, the vendor (at the time) did tell me that this is a product that can only be bought through him, but he didn't make it seem like he was the inventor or manufacturer.  This is why I'm hoping the product is still out there - even if he may not be.

Key points again, the cream IMMEDIATELY made the shoe start to release heat, the escaping heat could be felt by simply putting the hand over the shoe, it was the consistency of mayonnaise and had a cream or bone color - yet it left no color on the shoe, and it softened the leather without doing any damage to the leather or its color.

Thank you.

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1 hour ago, Nic said:

Good morning folks...

This is a request to help find a product.

About 25 years ago I was in a job that required me to wear business attire (suit, tie, leather shoes).  Every year there was an expo great to people in my business (no need to get into the details).  Every vendor was there from weapons dealers to travel gear (suitcases, etc).  That year, there was a vendor selling some kind of a shoe cream... the consistency of mayonnaise and a bone china color.  Walking by, the vendor stopped me and said this cream was not only a conditioner and protector, but it also "let the leather breathe and RELEASES HEAT TRAPPED INSIDE THE SHOE".  Sure enough, the moment he put this cream on, I felt like someone was pumping air into my shoe.  I got skeptical thinking that this is some kind of a mentholated (or whatever) shoe cream that is cooling my shoe from the outside and I'm feeling it on the inside.  But he asked me to put my hand over my shoe, and I could easily feel warmth coming out of top of surface of my shoe.  He explained that it was both softening the leather and allowing the pores of the leather to relax and allow the heat to escape... Mind you, the shoe didn't feel like it had lost any structural integrity, nor turn into flipflops. It was still a high quality, supportive leather shoe, but now more breathable and flexible.

I bought two ramekins of this, and sure enough, it held up its end of the bargain and I used and enjoyed for years to come.  I retired some years later and swapped my leather shoes for topsider... Now, I'm doing some consulting and required to wear formal attire and would love to find this cream again.  I've searched the internet for terms like "cooling shoe cream", "shoe cream release heat", etc and get the same Kiwi brand nonsense.

Can anyone help me?  Is anyone familiar with this product, or can guide me in the right direction?  As I said, the vendor (at the time) did tell me that this is a product that can only be bought through him, but he didn't make it seem like he was the inventor or manufacturer.  This is why I'm hoping the product is still out there - even if he may not be.

Key points again, the cream IMMEDIATELY made the shoe start to release heat, the escaping heat could be felt by simply putting the hand over the shoe, it was the consistency of mayonnaise and had a cream or bone color - yet it left no color on the shoe, and it softened the leather without doing any damage to the leather or its color.

Thank you.

Are you on glue?

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I am surprised by everyone's juvenile malfunction...  Either you know what I am talking about, or you don't.  As I said, the guy demonstrated it, I purchased it, and used it throughout the remainder of my 5 years at that job.

So either you know what I'm talking about, or you don't.  Save your comedy show for your friends and family.

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“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”

It's Easier to Fool People Than It Is to Convince Them That They Have Been Fooled.” – Mark Twain.

"You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time." - Abraham Lincoln

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Once again.. what is the malfunction?  I had ZERO buyer's remorse... that is why I am looking for it again.  I am telling you, it did exactly as stated... the MOMENT it was applied on the shoe (MY SHOE) I could feel a release of heat... My feet felt it, and my hand felt it.

And I used it for about 3 years, and sadly, when I retired from that business, I bought a boat and didn't wear a dress shoe for 10 years.  Now, as I said, I am doing consulting work and am turning stones over looking for this again.  If no one here, with 200 years of combined experience doesn't know it, then you don't know it...  Thanks for trying.. But to reject and ridicule a stated fact is juvenile.  It's not like I came here and say, Hey, I saw this on tv, it is legit, should I buy it?  

I am saying, I saw it, I bought it, I used it for 3 years and it did exactly as it was sold as.

Enjoy your life and thank you for whatever time and attention you put into this.

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Hey Nic . Don't take it personally . 200 years of combined unfulfilled dreams, fussy customers , glue fumes , ugly fat wives and losing a cricket game to Afghanistan tends to make people cynical .

I cant help you with the cream you are after however there is a product that may help you . Its not for your shoes but for your feet . Its called Gehwol fusskraft green . There is also a blue version . It's a cooling cream for feet . I use and recommend another of their products called Gehwol foot cream . It is made for hikers to stop blisters but very surprisingly it also gives relief for those that suffer plantar faciitis . Search the product on the net for a local supplier 

If you get some let us know how it goes . Coming into a scorching hot Australian summer i am considering getting some for my balls .  

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