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I'm going to try a lighter shade to see if it will lighten the color. It's a pair of shoes I don't care about as much so at minimum I'll get some learning out of it.

I believe you will find it almost impossible to lighten the color with polish or shoe cream. Remember that you don't really want a buildup of the polish. You might be able to change the tone a bit by using something with some red in it, but lighter, I doubt it will work out.

Let us know how the experiment works.
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I'm five and a half years too late answering this question of how to buy the right shoe cream/polish but here goes. I recently had the same problem and found the answer was provided by Saphir, the company who are well known for their shoe creams. It's called a 'Nuancier' and it's basically like a colour chart that you would buy for paint. It has 95 printed coloured rectangles matching their Creme Surfine range of products, but here's the good bit, each rectangle has a hole in it so you can place it over the shoe leather to check whether it's the best colour match.  I paid £4 for mine including postage and it was well worth it as I managed to match up two pairs of brown shoes and a pair of leather trainers which turned out to be 'blanc casse' (off white).

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