Understood, G. My comment was not meant to start an argument for sure. I just think sometimes people buy the shoes and forget to wear them. The discolorations should be appreciated--they are, after all, coverings for your feet. Edit: and one of the reasons why this thread is coole (for those of us with a shoe fetish ) is it shows them in action. Your contributions are always excellent. To add to your method of filling the light spaces, I often take and push wax polish into the shoes in those areas with my fingers and then brush extensively.