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Edge Dressing for natural colored soles

gladhands

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I have several shoes in varying shades of brown that have non-black leather soles. Living in Boston, and more specifically in my neighborhood, I do a lot of walking on cobblestone or uneven brick surfaces. Needless to say, my soles tend get scuffed at the toe. In the past, when I cared less about my shoes, I just blackened the soles with edge dressing. Now I'm more concerned with preserving the original color.

Any suggestions?
 

hohneokc

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Allen Edmonds offers edge dressing in black, brown, chili, and natural. Without seeing your shoes, I don't know which color matches, but there should be one in those choices that does match.

Chris
 

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I use KIWI Neutral wax on unfinished edgeing. Let dry and rub with a clean cloth.
It will darken at first but once dry will lighten again.
If the edges get a bit ratty I'll use 120 or 200 grit sandpaper carefully along the edges, then wax.
 

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You can also put taps on the toes.
 

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