Care regimen posted above. The navy does look a bit brighter on direct sunlight. This pic was in the shade, bit with tons of ambient light on an otherwise sunny day. This is a very dark blue. I'll see if I can dig up an older pic where they show more blue.
They look great. The midnight blue , IMO, would get more use than black for a more laid back work environment like the one I'm in.
The shine on yours looks really close to the results from Ron Rider's method, where he mixes Saphir cordovan creme with Reno. Shiny without the BLAM surface...understated.
Thanks. When I bought the shoes I figured blue would be something of a niche purchase, but these actually get worn WAY more than my Vass black captoes. I'll be adding a second pair in blue some time soon.