HELP!!! I recently purchased a pair of AE shell Leeds seconds they were refinished due to one shoe being lighter than the other. As you can see below they also had a couple scratches which I hoped the AE cordovan shoe cream would alleviate.
I followed all directions however once I began to buff of the cream this was the result. It appears to have stripped the finish off the shell. I'm not sure if this is the refinish that was applied and I've simply gotten down to the bare shell or if i've ruined the shoe. Any guidance is appreciated.
I'm no expert, especially when it comes to shell cordovan, but I doubt you've ruined it. I would definitely post in the Shoe Care thread: http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc
Also, the general recommendation I've seen for shell is wipe with a damp cloth and brush for a while. Creams, etc. are a rarity.