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Allen Edmonds Shoe Polish Guide

Allen Edmonds is one of the premier U.S. manufacturers of high-quality dress shoes. Known for their fully welted construction, a pair of Allen Edmond shoes can last decades if cared for properly using Saphir Shoe Polish. Many customers email us asking what polish color matches their Allen Edmonds shoes so, we have created a handy Allen Edmond Shoe Polish Guide for you to refer to.

Allen Edmonds Brown Finish

Saphir Shoe Polish:

Dark Brown #05

Tobacco #34



Allen Edmonds Oxblood Finish

Saphir Polish:

Hermes Red #12

Mahogany #09

Notes: Mahogany #09 is a difficult color to replicate on the computer. It has slight red undertones compared to a Bordeaux #08 which has slight purple undertones. The Hermes Red #12 is a lighter version of the Mahogany and would do a good job filling in the background finish of this shoe.


Allen Edmonds Walnut Finish

Saphir Polish:

Light Brown #3



Allen Edmonds Dark Chili Finish

Saphir Polish:

Tobacco #34



Allen Edmonds Midnight Blue Finish

allen edmonds midnight blue shoe polish color

Saphir Polish:

Marine Blue #06


Not all colors are available in both wax and cream formats. To see which polish colors are available, click the following links:

Saphir Wax Polish

Saphir Cream Polish

If you have a pair of Allen Edmond shoes with a different finish than the ones listed below and cannot use the Allen Edmonds Shoe Polish Guide to find the right polish, please email Customer Service with a link to a picture of the shoe and we will add it!

2 replies on “Allen Edmonds Shoe Polish Guide”

For my AE merlot shoes, I tried both mahogany and bourdeaux. I found bourdeaux to be an excellent match, much better than the mahogany, which was too light and too red for my taste.

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