Just got these florsheim shell PTBs from a fellow SF member. Flash makes them look lighter than they are. I can assure you that they are #8 darker color. Did the mac method and I got the shine up nicely, IMO. So far, all I’ve put on these is good ol’ elbow grease. Had a couple of questions: What color edge dressing for these? Also, there seems to be some whitish color where the shoe bends are. Any way to remove these or are they just part of the shell character.
Dark brown edge dressing, but I usually just use creme polish for that.
The lightness where it flexes is the oil being squeezed out of the pores of the leather. Just brush heavily and it will go away until you flex it again
Over time if you keep up the brushing it will lessen