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No shoe polish for sale !

After more than 10 years here I still get amazed by the lack of selection around basic household products compared to other European countries.

Since it’s getting to be wet weather again I was trying to get 2 shoe cleaning products which are currently running low: saddle soap to clean some boots up and light tan shoe polish which has run out.

I checked all the usual suspects; bauundhobby, do it all, jumbo, galaxus and nothing.

Before I order it from DE, FR or UK thought I’d check here to see if anyone can suggest anywhere.

Not looking for anything fancy just standard stuff like kiwi shoe polish… seem impossible though.
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Re: No shoe polish for sale !

I’ma little surprised that you have so much trouble finding shoe creams, as they are usually in our local Migros or Coop. Even the Galaxus link you mentioned has a wide variety (including 15 different types from Kiwi):

https://www.galaxus.ch/de/search?is=...pflege&take=84

I usually buy mine when buying shoes in a shoe store, but most shoe repair shops also have a good selection of shoe creams.
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Re: No shoe polish for sale !

A literal 5 second google shows you can get such items. Here, you can even have it delivered

https://www.galaxus.ch/de/s7/product...B&gclsrc=aw.ds

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Re: No shoe polish for sale !

Mr. Minute?
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Re: No shoe polish for sale !

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A literal 5 second google shows you can get such items. Here, you can even have it delivered

https://www.galaxus.ch/de/s7/product...B&gclsrc=aw.ds

You're welcome :-)
Why pay only 3.55 CHF when you may pay 4x more for the German equivalent product? https://www.galaxus.ch/en/s7/product...e-care-6311478
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A literal 5 second google shows you can get such items. Here, you can even have it delivered

https://www.galaxus.ch/de/s7/product...B&gclsrc=aw.ds

You're welcome :-)
Cheers but missing the Saddle Soap
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Cheers but missing the Saddle Soap
I get mine at the local horse supply store.(along with the ivermectin ) *joke *

For the other, shoe stores tend to have the most selection in my experience.
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I’ma little surprised that you have so much trouble finding shoe creams, as they are usually in our local Migros or Coop. Even the Galaxus link you mentioned has a wide variety (including 15 different types from Kiwi):

https://www.galaxus.ch/de/search?is=...pflege&take=84

I usually buy mine when buying shoes in a shoe store, but most shoe repair shops also have a good selection of shoe creams.
Yes - found those already - missing the saddle soap …
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Yes - found those already - missing the saddle soap …
You could also ask yourself the question if you are using the right products. After all, Swiss people often wear shoes too.
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Yes - found those already - missing the saddle soap …
Again, can’t really understand why you are unable to find this on the galaxus link, as there are options. PS, I would not at all categorise this as an “basic household product” - mentioned in your opening post - as there are many other good alternatives available nowadays.

https://www.galaxus.ch/search?q=Sattelseife

Otherwise just use the term Sattelseife, and it will bring you to quite a few horse stuff retailers.
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Re: No shoe polish for sale !

Saddle soap also found on Galaxus

https://www.galaxus.ch/fr/s3/product...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Re: No shoe polish for sale !

I recommend Schuhaus Gräb in Zürich. They've been selling shoes and boots, right there in Oberdorfstrasse 27 (that's just below the Grossmünster cathedral), since 1945. Now specialists in practical, comfortable shoes, be they for everyday use or for hiking. The website isn't exciting, but the shop is solid.
https://www.schuhhaus-graeb.ch/ueber-uns.html
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Re: No shoe polish for sale !

OK, here two links for you that particularly concern saddle soap for leather clothing (not sure why you didn’t get there yourself, but I’m an inquisitive person and don’t like to have questions unanswered (also have some amazing good quality leather winter shoes and boots that I want to protect):


NY Times review on best products:

https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/r...care-products/


Supplier in Switzerland. (Probably many more, but I’m fine with my products):

https://www.ryffel-felle.ch/de/leder...784200118.html
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Thanks folk for the help !
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