I just bought a pair of shoes that have been on my want-list for a long time. Before I wear them, though, I would like to protect them against soil and moisture with one of the waterproofing sprays. I'm concerned about putting product on the elastic band, though. Do any of you own these shoes (or similar) and have advice about stain-guarding them? I stain-guard all my shoes, but always have qualms about doing so on fancy leathers or fabrics.

PS--This purchase solves my white loafer dilemma! I'm still on the lookout for white sandals for warmer weather.