I have 3 pairs of AEs and I have always maintained a high gloss spit shined toe, which takes considerable time to reestablish following stripping of old polish & reconditioning of leather. I love the shoes and am proud of the care I put into my toe shines, but it's gotten to a point where I simply can't keep up with reestablishing a proper spit shined toe (x3) every few weeks. It literally takes several hours just to redo the toes on one pair. It seems to me that perhaps I can forego stripping and repolishing the parts of the toe where there is no crease, and simply strip/recondition the rest of the shoe on a regular basis. This would allow me to maintain the high shine without wrecking the toe shine it takes me so long to establish/maintain while continuing to reconditio the parts of the shoe that are most stressed, no? Would this practice prove harmful to the toes over time?