@MattRiv, yes these have had a little bit of extra attention. With MTO dead, my goal is to slowly build to a bourbon color with a heavily burnished toe, but a chili welt (rather than black). I have had great luck with Bick 4 conditioner and Meltonian polish. The navy color looks amazing on the toe of walnut shoes! I actually think the Daltons are slightly darker/richer than the pics from yesterday.
If it helps, this was a post from the "old" AE thread about working over my Daltons and 1st Aves:Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Thanks for the replies to this. I realized after posting this, that I had done plenty of research and just need to jump in and give it a shot.
I'll skip the minor details like number of coats, wait time, brushing, polishing, edge dressing, etc....
Daltons got treated with Bick 4, then coats of AE bourbon polish everywhere, followed by lighter coats of navy on the toe and heel.
First Aves got Bick 4, coats of cognac everywhere, brown and then navy on toe and heel.
I am very happy with both! The Daltons developed a deeper color and will only get better with future treatments. (My goal is an almost bourbon Dalton, with a chili edge, minus the need to sand black edges.)
The First Aves developed a rich honey color that, IMO, will allow them to be worn more formally than with walnut.
Here are the Daltons. First Aves maybe on Monday. Happy Friday, everyone!