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*help* I messed up my shoes!

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I have a pair of alden shoes that I have managed to remove the finish from. It all started when I tried a new leather conditioner, and the shoes water spotted. In trying to clean the water spots, I used a new cleaner, which removed that portion of the finish. Using Saphir, turned it all dark in that one spot... so I got out the saddle soap and soaped down the whole shoe until they were raw leather. let them dry, applied saphir, many layers until they would finally take shine... well.. now they look blotchy and one of the top caps is an entirely different color than the other..... is there any saving these?
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Not ruined. Don't use saddle soap on dress shoes. Whenever you strip shoes they look just like yours do. Couple layers of saphir cream and your good to go. I tend to wear my shoes hard, often in the country or at the range. I strip some pair at least annually. It doesn't hurt the leather.
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