i just did the mac method on my shell aldens last night, one wingtip boot and one longwing. everything went great, but it seems like the mid-foot area (the part of the shoe shown below) just wouldn't get shiny, and looked kind of weird. anyone else have problems with this?
for both pairs i used this stuff (in the appropriate color):
If you used wax, you did not "do the Mac method".
Mac method = wipe down with a damp cloth, then brush until your arms fall off.
If you want to "shine" shell, you could use Saphir Renovateur.
I do not recommend using renovateur on shell. It contains turpentine which opens the shell's pores. If one religiously follows the Mac method then the shoes shouldn't need any additional help shining.