Originally Posted by spinlps
I picked up a pair of plain toe Darlton's myself and am wondering the same thing.
re: cordovan care in general: I have a pair of Alden wingtips which are starting to exhibit grey in the "wrinkles" and the graininess across the same area. If this is simply polish build up, what can I use to safely clean the existing polish off?
That may be the "waxy stuff" that comes out of cordovan over time. I would try just getting in there with some wax polish and cleaning out the wrinkles. If you remove all the wax polish before it dries (within a few minutes or so) you won't have to worry about buildup.
I polished the pair of Alden cordovan shoes that I found and was surprised by how far the polish goes. It seemed like I put a tiny amount on and it would cover a third of the shoe or so. I don't think cordovan absorbs polish much if at all.