I recently got a nice pair of Alden cordovans (dark burgundy). When I got the shoes they were already shined. I was wearing them every 3rd day for about two weeks, and was brushing them as soon as I came home from the office. One day after light rain, I wiped them dry right after I came home.
After they dried (48 hours), I noticed small "stains" on the leather which felt also rough like dried out leather. I tried to brush the shoe and work on it with a deer bone and more brushing. However, the stains didn't seem to go away. I also tried to apply a small amount Alden's fine paste wax... without any satisfying result either.
I attached two photos of the spots on the shoe. Does one of you know how to get rid of those spots?
Thank you in advance