Ok, in the Army we had black boots and I always used black shoe polish. Always black, nothing but black, black matched black.
Fast forward six years later I break the mold and instead of buying black shoes I buy some really nice cordovan colored shoes. Cordovan looks to be like a brownish red with more red than brown. I find some cordovan colored Kiwi shoe polish and think all is good, that is until today. I commence to spread polish on my shoes and let it dry. I start buffing the polish off but it is leaving black streaks of polish behind. Very noticeable black streaks of polish. Black streaks of polish that will not buff out. Now, the paste itself looks black but when spread on skin or a cloth it looks like a wine color. I don’t understand why it is leaving black streaks on the shoe.
Are my shoes ruined? Will I be able to remove all the polish when I strip them with saddle soap? Should I use a red polish next time are all the black streaks supposed to be there? Please tell me there is some hope for my shoes.