SORRY FOR THE ABOVE BLIP. Because of the light color, it appears that any imperfections show on the skin. Â Is this normal, or did I get a susbstandard pair of shoes. When I tried to polish the shoes, I used C&J tan polish that was sent with my order. Â The color of the shoes darkened slightly and I would prefer to keep the shoes as light as possible understanding that they will darken over time. Â Should I use a clear polish rather than the tan color? As I tried to polish the shoes, it appeared that different areas absorbed polish at a different rate. Â The leather in some areas would darken as if I had spilled water on it and then lighten back to its normal color as the polish dried. Â Is the leather simply absorbing polish and should I just keep adding polish? Surprising, the shoes did not shine to a high gloss and they seemedmore difficult to bring up the shine than other shoes I own. Â Any reason why? Thanks again to all you experts.