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What is your opinion on what I plan to do to a pair of shoes?

Jay Gatsby

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I have been inspired by shoes with a different hue on the cap and am going to take my walnut fifth aves and polish them up, using some black on the toe to try to make that part significantly darker. Will it work out?

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Originally Posted by Jay Gatsby
I have been inspired by shoes with a different hue on the cap and am going to take my walnut fifth aves and polish them up, using some black on the toe to try to make that part significantly darker. Will it work out?

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Yes, it will work out, however it will only be really noticeable over time and buffings. If you try to cake it on all at once you will end up with a mucky dull shoe.

Oh yeah, I chose coconuts because it reminds me of boobs.
 

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i use black polish on a lot of my brown shoes...over time they develop a nice change.
 

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Dont you need to strip the protective layering over the shoes for the polish or cream to stick?
Whenever I use a different colour cream, I can easily rub it off the shoes.
 

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Coconuts. Also this should work. It just takes time.
 

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go coconuts
 

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Originally Posted by mickey711
I didn't think of it that way


Is it too late to jump on the coconut bandwagon?


Too late, we understand you like the spaghetti better...
 

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yay coconuts!!!
 

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Coconut acts as a laxative. I choose spaghetti.
 

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Originally Posted by Jangofett
Dont you need to strip the protective layering over the shoes for the polish or cream to stick?
Whenever I use a different colour cream, I can easily rub it off the shoes.


No. Good shoes don't have a "protective covering". You should be using so little polish that you shouldn't be able to really see the buildup of color. The color change is something that develops over many polishing, buffing, conditioning, wearing, buffing and so on iterations. If you don't do it over time you will have tacky buildup.
 

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Use navy rather than black. Black contains very little dye.
 

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