- Jun 5, 2013
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Yes, thank you for that, English. It raises various possibilities for marginally changing the colour of shoes. I think I will try using the neutral polish on other shoes and see what happens.Hi Munky, I have noticed that whenever I use neutral cream or wax, the applicator cloth takes on colour from the shoe. I imagine it is either dissolving the wax already on the shoe, or some of the factory dye finish. Either way, I find it does start to bring out a nice patina over time.
However...I have a pair of bright red Boughton's, too and they tended to bleed the colour onto the cloth I was using on them. The only way I could deal with it was to use red polish. Having used bright red polish for a bit, they have now settled down. I think I may see what an application of neutral cream does to them. I can only wear them when I am feeling particularly extrovert as they are such a bright colour.
One thing I had forgotten about: Saphir make a 'yellow' wax and this is really good on tan shoes. It doesn't lighten them but it gives them a bit of a sparkle. I contacted A Fine Pair of Shoes and they confirmed that this wax was aimed at tan shoes. Having said that, I haven't used it for ages. Many thanks, Munky.