Originally Posted by Jaygatsby28
I actually went with the Westbournes. I love them, except I am afraid to shine them again.
The color is amazing when I first bought them. The lady in NYC said to shine them with C&J dark brown shoe polish wax. I did and I almost feel like they came out a tint darker. I shined them again, tonight, a second time and I feel like they are a little darker again. It seems also that certain parts of the shoe pick up more of the polish than others, giving it a sort of antique look. Is this normal for these shoes?
Has anyone experienced a problem with polishing them? For those of you with the westbournes, what shoe polish do you use?
Besides the color concern, I really enjoying these shoes. My first pair of C&J's, of many more to come I am sure.
Congrats on the shoe purchase.
C&J told me to use their tan polish on my pair, but I alternate between dark brown and tan. The colour does darken a little bit whenever I use the dark brown and, because the polish flakes off at the creases after wearing, you can see the colour difference (particularly between the vamp and toecap).
Using tan polish exclusively will probably avoid this problem, but I quite like the antique kinda look.