We think Saphir makes the best shoe care products on the planet. Wax polish (and a little water) is crucial if you’re into a mirror finish. This one is specially formulated with the holy trinity of shine — beeswax, turpentine, and carnauba wax — to open up the pores of calfskin for the smoothest possible application. Think of it as the final shield against dust, dirt, and water. Note that wax polish is only for calfskin leather, since it’ll ruin the tighter finish of shell cordovan.