Depending on the degree of discolouration of your smooth leather shoes, Valmour proposes several solutions :
1 - Light discolourations : in this case, it isn't necessary to choose a leather dye, but a polish instead.
We propose more than 190 colours in our Saphir, Saphir Médaille d'or and Tarrago brands. polish is available either as creams, which we call Pommadiers, or as pastes, which are called Pâtes de Luxe.
Both formulas re-colour as well as nourrish your leather, but the pastes contain more waxes and pigments. therefore they can garnish superficial scratches better and refresh the colour every time you care for your smooth leather shoes. The paste polish also allows to glaze your shoes, which is not possible with cream polish.
But careful when you use these products for everyday care: favour the cream polish to avoid to clog up your leather.
Both products are available in the Saphir brand: choose between Shoe Polish Crème Surfine Pommadier Saphir and Shoe Polish Pâte de Luxe Saphir.
They are also available in the Saphir Médaille d'Or brand: Cream Shoe Polish Pommadier Saphir Médaille d'Or and Shoe Polish Pâte de Luxe Saphir Médaille d'or.
If necessary, you can complete the re-coloration procedure on certain areas like the tips and heels which are more exposed to rubbing and therfore get discoloured more easily, with Renovating Cream Saphir, which is a resin containing lots of pigments.
2 - Medium discolourations: in this case, the use of polish only won't be sufficient, so we recommend to recolour your leather with Juvacuir Leather Dye Saphir. Afterwards, you can use a polish to care for your shoes without any problem.
3 - Strong discolourations : in case of very strong discolourations, it is sometimes necessary to take up the procedures uses for tanning. Start by preparing your leather with Leather Stripper Saphir, not necessarily to eliminate the remaining colour, but to prepare the leather to receive the dye in the best way possible. Afterwards, use Liquid Leather Dye Teinture Française Saphir to colour your leather, let dry and use a paste polish for finishing, like Shoe Polish Pâte de Luxe Saphir.
This procedure is then similar to changing the colour of your shoes, and you can consult our corresponding advice card which also proposes a video showing the colour change on ankle boots.