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    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?
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc4 View Post
    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.
    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.
    Merkur 12C & Simpson Chubby 1 tend to be my main tools.

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    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.
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    Kiwi Oxblood always looks nice on a brown pair that you would like to 'invigorate'
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