Woke up hungover this morning and decided it would be a good idea to attempt a spit shine on some of my shoes. Got a bit carried away but pretty happy with the results for a first attempt. Thanks to all the great information on the forum, specifically the shoe care thread and Crat's video.
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I left my beaters at work on Friday, and Monday morning it's pouring. I rode my bicycle about 20 minutes to work (slowly) with umbrella in hand and SWIMS galoshes over my tassel loafers. They kept the soles dry, but the top and the tassels are soaked - you can see for yourself, there's a clear dark blot:
If I could make the choice again, I would buy some cheaper real galoshes instead of SWIMS. They aren't that stylish enough to make up for their so-so job of protecting shoes. They DO work, just not that well.