Recently bought a pair of black AE Strands. This is my first pair of non-bookend leather shoes so I wanted to try using wax polish somewhere inconspicuous. I put a tiny dab of Saphir black wax polish on the instep with a cotton cloth and rubbed it out so it was smooth and not caked or anything, then left it overnight. Next day I gently brushed the spot with a horsehair brush and buffed with a clean cloth. There doesn't look to be any difference what I polished and what I didn't. Do new shoes come too heavily polished to add a layer of wax or am I not doing something right? I do know that wax should be put on very lightly or not at all in areas that flex like the vamp.