brown brogue question?

Discussion in 'The Haberdashery' started by TenorClef, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Is it possible to alter the colour of dark brown brogues by applying a lighter shoe polish such as light/mid tan or burgundy? Any one tried this with successful results?
  2. Doc4

    Doc4 Moderator Emeritus Contributor

    The darker the "new light" colour the better your chances. Give them a good washing with saddle soap, and then have at them with a cream polish (not wax). Cream is more pigmented and tends to soak in more than wax. You will likely get a modest colour change, nothing dramatic.
  3. Thanks, I'm just looking for a subtle colour change from dark brown to a kind of off burgundy so I'll see how a few coats of burgundy kiwi shoe polish impacts on the original colour.
  4. Oddly the result was not quite what I expected. After a good few coats of Kiwi burgundy shoe polish they have a vintage cognac look to them.....I like it.
  5. Kiwi Oxblood always looks nice on a brown pair that you would like to 'invigorate'

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