or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Can This be Fixed? (Lighter vs Darker Shoe)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Can This be Fixed? (Lighter vs Darker Shoe) - Page 3

post #31 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post

Renovateur, followed by some appropriate cream polish.

I had a simular issue and I used Reno Mat first (one application) - let dry for 24 hours. Then I used 2 applications of Reovateur. Then the proper shoe cream color - not neutral (two coats) then the proper wax (3 applications).

It worked out for me.
post #32 of 46
Apply polish that matches the color of the shoe to both. I have a pair of Wolverine 1000 mile boot in brown. Not only is one shoe darker than the other, one is also shinier than the other. In the end, I bought some Allen Edmonds premium polish in dark brown and use on them. Now they are in the same color and are equally shinny. After few weeks of almost daily wear, the shine has Dulles a bit, but they are still of the same color.

The good thing about AE premium polish is that they have a wide range of color available. They are cheap, with free shipping available on allenedmonds.com
post #33 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by md2010 View Post


I had similar situation on a pair of amber color shoes. I have polished them for last 12 months . But still one looks slightly different to other. In last 12 months I have polished them over 20-30 times. I also have a pair of shell with the same issue. I haven’t even bothered after 5/6 polishes. If the price is good keep them. But you will always see the difference.
BTW my shell pair I took them to cobbler and he said its not possible to polish and change color in shell.

It's the leather as well as the shade that must match.AE always used to make a point in their old advertisements that they would cut the shoe from the same hide and then keep the pair tied together so it wouldn't get mixed up  and you'd have a better chance of the shoes matching perfectly.Ifit's just a matter of the wrong shade you can correct that easily but  when the leather doesn't match the shoe will never look right even if both are the exact shade.

Don't be a dopey jarhead, send 'em back and one day when you grow up and make some moneyyou can buy a 1st and not some defective 2nd

post #34 of 46
Thread Starter 
Obvious troll is obvious
post #35 of 46

I've had the same problem with two pairs of cordovan seconds from AE.

Polishing and conditioning multiple times didn't work and I was considering leaving the darker shoe out in the sun for a couple days but decided against doing something absurd like that; it's not worth the trouble.

I ended up shipping them back for exchange. (Third pair coming in this week... hoping the "third time's a charm" adage applies).

post #36 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by furo View Post

Obvious troll is obvious

Stop with this troll bullshit kid. Everything I wrote is correct. Two shoes of exactly the same colour and shade will not match if there is any difference in the texture or grain of the leather.

post #37 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snedley View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

I had similar situation on a pair of amber color shoes. I have polished them for last 12 months . But still one looks slightly different to other. In last 12 months I have polished them over 20-30 times. I also have a pair of shell with the same issue. I haven’t even bothered after 5/6 polishes. If the price is good keep them. But you will always see the difference.

BTW my shell pair I took them to cobbler and he said its not possible to polish and change color in shell.
It's the leather as well as the shade that must match.AE always used to make a point in their old advertisements that they would cut the shoe from the same hide and then keep the pair tied together so it wouldn't get mixed up and you'd have a better chance of the shoes matching perfectly.Ifit's just a matter of the wrong shade you can correct that easily but when the leather doesn't match the shoe will never look right even if both are the exact shade.
Don't be a dopey jarhead, send 'em back and one day when you grow up and make some moneyyou can buy a 1st and not some defective 2nd


Quote:
Originally Posted by Snedley View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by furo View Post

Obvious troll is obvious
Stop with this troll bullshit kid. Everything I wrote is correct. Two shoes of exactly the same colour and shade will not match if there is any difference in the texture or grain of the leather.

Snedley, your posts are becoming increasingly abusive towards others, and in many threads.
It would be a good idea for you to practice a little more civility and forethought when participating in discussion.
Insulting people is not going to serve you well on this forum or anywhere else. Ignorance will not be a defense.
post #38 of 46

Judging by his poor grammar and odd sentence structures, I just figure Snedley is trying to learn English by reading and posting on message boards, and is therefore heavy on snark and insults and light on substance.

 

Kidding aside, these types of posts often derail otherwise informative threads.  Plus- and here's the thing I don't really understand- those who post this type of stuff are doing so with a purpose, presumably to pump themselves up at the expense of others.  Do they not understand that this makes them look terribly insecure?  They quest to find personal validation by impressing strangers on the internets, but aren't perceptive enough to realize that their behavior comes off as desperate.

post #39 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by furo View Post

Do you mean this? Because that's a cream... also, what about trying some neatsfoot oil to darken the shoe? Says the Renovateur has neatsfoot in it, so perhaps neatsfoot alone will do the trick, I dunno....

Yes, neatsfoot oil will darken the leather. Make sure the shoe is free of polish when you apply it so that it can penetrate the leather.
post #40 of 46
furo have you thought about dyeing the shoes a different color all together? ppl do it occasionally in the sw&d baller area, member eckblk has done it with his boots and they came out looking good
post #41 of 46
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

furo have you thought about dyeing the shoes a different color all together? ppl do it occasionally in the sw&d baller area, member eckblk has done it with his boots and they came out looking good

Not really wanting to do that unless I'd already tried it on a pair I didn't care about much to see how the results turn out

I tried some brown meltonian the other night and that seemed to help darken it toward the other shoe's color. Now, as others have suggested, I'll probably purchase a chestnut polish from AE and work both shoes w/ that one jar of polish to try and even out the best I can.
post #42 of 46

Can't you just send it back for replacement.

post #43 of 46
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by cnyman View Post

Can't you just send it back for replacement.

No. Last pair anywhere in my size
post #44 of 46
Similar thing happened to me (last pair - the one in widow got sun bleached) only solution is to try to make one darker , repeatedly using darker cremes & polishes makes them wearable after several goes & indistinguishable after maybe a year althjough gives them a premature aged look.
post #45 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

furo have you thought about dyeing the shoes a different color all together? ppl do it occasionally in the sw&d baller area, member eckblk has done it with his boots and they came out looking good

this is good advice. or take them to your local shoe repair and they will strip and dye both pairs for not a lot of moola.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Can This be Fixed? (Lighter vs Darker Shoe)