I recently purchased online a pair of Allen Edmonds Warren shoes and Allen Edmonds shoe polish. Both the shoes and polish are labelled by AE as 'Brown' color. However, the polish is quite a bit darker shade of the shoe and -- when applied -- seemed to stain the shoe a much darker color. Also, because the polish was difficult to apply evenly, dark vs light streaking could be noticed. Being a little freaked out, I used the leather cleaner/conditioner with a cloth to remove the polish. The shoe looks normal. Before polishing again, I want to consult the experts here. Am I worried about nothing? Will a darker brown shoe polish eventually dry and basically blend in well with the shoe? Or can a polish many shades darker significantly discolor a shoe? Is it best to get a polish slighlty lighter in color? If the colors should be a fairly close match, can you tell this by looking at the shoe polish color in the jar, or will the polish usually look darker in the jar in comparison to its effect (after being dried on the shoe). This admittedly seems like a very newbie-ish question, but searching on the internet I could not find much. Any advice is really, really appreciate.