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Shoe Care) Controversy over cross-usage of shoe creams

Phillip Jeong

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Greetings,

I recently purchased a pair of burnished-look captoe oxfords, that has a bold contrast of colors.
Very light tan that gradually darkens towards the toe box. However I would like this pair of oxfords to darken in a desired color over time.
I love burnished shoes that has beautiful cognac all around but with a hint of some red colors in it.

I have been looking into patinas/antiquing and all, but I don't feel comfortable having to use a dye. As an alternative, I am thinking of
trying out something unconventional. I have a wide range of meltonian shoe creams and polishes. Cognac, Mahogany Red, Black, Light brown, Brown and Neutral.
Given that shoe creams do penetrate the leather and change color of the shoes over time, I am planning on doing this below:

- After brushing the dirt and cleansing the surface with ph balanced soap
- A layer of cognac shoe cream, buff
- A layer of mahogany red shoe cream, buff
- A layer of black shoe cream on the edges of the leather, toe box, heels then buff
- Apply neutral wax, buff and repeat until satisfactory shine is achieved.

How do you feel about this?
 

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Greetings, 


I recently purchased a pair of burnished-look captoe oxfords, that has a bold contrast of colors. 

Very light tan that gradually darkens towards the toe box. However I would like this pair of oxfords to darken in a desired color over time. 

I love burnished shoes that has beautiful cognac all around but with a hint of some red colors in it. 


I have been looking into patinas/antiquing and all, but I don't feel comfortable having to use a dye. As an alternative, I am thinking of
trying out something unconventional. I have a wide range of meltonian shoe creams and polishes. Cognac, Mahogany Red, Black, Light brown, Brown and Neutral. 

Given that shoe creams do penetrate the leather and change color of the shoes over time, I am planning on doing this below:


- After brushing the dirt and cleansing the surface with ph balanced soap

- A layer of cognac shoe cream, buff
- A layer of mahogany red shoe cream, buff
- A layer of black shoe cream on the edges of the leather, toe box, heels then buff

- Apply neutral wax, buff and repeat until satisfactory shine is achieved. 


How do you feel about this? 

 

Check out the shoe care thread, PJ...http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc
 

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