What's a "Clear" shoe cream?

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  1. Sartorially Challenged

    Sartorially Challenged Senior member

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    Is a "clear" shoe cream the same as a "neutral" one?

    And if neutral worked well with non-black colored shoes, why do people buy brown or tan shoe cream?
     


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    Teacher Senior member

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    You've intuited correctly: clear and neutral are indeed the same. People buy colored creams for more than one reason:

    1. They may wish to alter the color of their shoes somewhat.
    2. They may need to cover scuffs and the like, which neutral doesn't do well.
    3. Neutral can darken some light leathers, which light-colored creams won't (strange, isn't it?).
     


  3. Sartorially Challenged

    Sartorially Challenged Senior member

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    Thank you for the information.
     


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    [​IMG] It's a shoe cream that has attained the higest level in Scientology.
     


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    Shoe cream that would get you a 10 game suspension?
     


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    [​IMG] It's a shoe cream that has attained the higest level in Scientology.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    Margaret Senior member

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    Shoe cream that would get you a 10 game suspension?

    Heh. I used it on some size 8s I got cheap on eBay, and had a new pair of size 10s by morning!
     


  8. Sartorially Challenged

    Sartorially Challenged Senior member

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    So if I had a pair of tan colored shoes and wanted to keep the same color, should I try to find an exact match (or the closest) shoe cream OR should I save myself the trouble and use "clear" or "neutral" shoe polish?
     


  9. stach

    stach Senior member

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    due to the wax or oil in the product.
     


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  11. Sartorially Challenged

    Sartorially Challenged Senior member

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    So basically any polishing will darken light-colored shoes? Is that it?
     


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    Yes but just a shade darker, probably.
     


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