I have 6 pairs of shoes (3 black, 3 brown) and I brush polish them after 2 wearings. I do all 6 at once and it takes me upwards of 2 hours for all 6. I tried to polish them after a single wearing but 2 hours every week to polish shoes I do not believe to be an effective use of my time. How does everyone personally handle this? If you have upwards of 10-20 pairs of shoes (some on this forum I'm sure have more), that has to be a nightmare. Regards, CT
I'm a bit of a fetishist on this subject. Don't get me wrong, I am not a shoe fetishist, in general. I do like to know that my own shoes are polished (and I own a few pairs). Even if I haven't worn them, I polish my shoes. I usually polish them after wearing them. I would not sleep well if I thought that my shoes were not well tended, much as a good shepherd would not sleep well if one of his lambs had gone astray. My shoes last. But 20 minutes/pair for a regular polish? I'd spend a lot of time polishing. You'll get faster at it. Personally, I consider it a harmless hobby. Other people have been known to think it an eccentricity, but they generally wear cheap shoes, or sneakers, and replace them twice a year.