Regarding the distressed shoe that I asked about: I have the same color and model as in the following post. What the photos there do not show is that it is lightly dusted with some kind of lighter brown finish.
The dusting was sort of like on this boot, but much, much lighter.
The shoes were very heavily distressed (deep creases) when new out of the box so I conditioned them and the brown dusting came off. Now I'm left with a plain dark brown/blackish boot. I'd like to get back some of the dust-like finish if possible, but I have no idea how to do that. The dusty-looking finish filled in the pores and stuck on the boot. I doubt that wax would have that effect and appearance but I'm not really sure. I've only had experience with Saphir wet wax, not dry wax.
Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
As for the other pair: I bought some color Saphir polish to restore some of the finish. I think it should turn out okay.
at my opinion try going with cream or wax polish!! dye is permenent and you cant go back!!! if the finish was lighter than the main color go with a lighter cream !! the same thing if the fishish was darker than the main color you have to go with darker polish!! btw if the leather is some kind of nubuck tont even think of using paste -wax polish on them