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Justin, "The Shoe Snob"

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Burnished Toe

Shoes by Edward Green...

I remember when the toes of dress shoes was quickly becoming all of the rage. Every single Italian maker was doing it and it was almost as if you couldn't find a shoe that did not have a burnish on it, at least in the States. Like most things, it seemed to be a fad, one that would pass as time went on, yet to this day, while not as prevalent, I still see it and have many shine customers asking for a bit of toe darkening. While I used to love it, it's now hard to understand how I feel about it i.e. deciding on whether it will make a shoe nicer looking or ruin it's beauty? It's a tough thing to understand without actually doing it, but I can't lie about the fact that it adds a nice element to the shoe that would obviously not be there without it. Thinking about it now, I also think that the nicety if ut and complementing factors will depend on the color of the leather...As a burnish is dark, I feel that it looks better on something that allows it to blend naturally. Like on this shoe, it transitions quite nicely, from a lighter vamp, to a medium shade bottom of the toe cap, to the tip getting much darker. But on a tan shoe, that burnish is not as gradual. It will go from tan, to dark and if not done properly can look quite harsh.....

I want to thank everyone that has ordered my shoes thus far. I do truly appreciate all of the support and can't wait to actually get the pairs to you so that I can know that people around the world are wearing shoes with my brand in it. What a great feeling that will be!!

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Thanks to all for your continued support!!


Justin, "The Shoe Snob "


  1. That's a bloody good shine nevertheless.

    I agree with you, it looks a bit odd on a tan coloured shoe but I think this kind of burnished toe will look good on say your deep merlot shoes!




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