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Simple quick and easy shoe polish/shine?

gumercindo

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I have my shoes polished once a month or every 6 weeks, probably, but in between polishes, is there a quick and easy recommendation to give me a quick shine?
 

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I use those little Kiwi Express shoe shiners. They're full of some kind of oil in a reservoir. Buff 'em up when I get to work between polishings. About $5 at Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, Target, etc..
 

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I do a quick leather conditioner application and shine them on the go. Takes about 5 minutes max.

I'd shy away from any insta-shine products. They normally aren't very good for the leather
 

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I polish calf with every wear; however, with my shell cordovans, it's basically wipe, brush, and go. My shells require waxing about once every 6 months or so. They're very low maintenance.
 

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Originally Posted by Happydayz
I do a quick leather conditioner application and shine them on the go. Takes about 5 minutes max.

I'd shy away from any insta-shine products. They normally aren't very good for the leather


hmm, so a quick apply and buff? I am interested in the insta-shines but wonder how detrimental they are to the leather.
 

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No need for the insta-whatever. Just moisten the shoes a bit, and buff dry with a clean cotton cloth.
 

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Maxim once said use banana peels.
 

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Quick application of polish (wax) with a rag+ 2 drops of water, wait for 2 min. Raaah (fog them with your breath) and a buff with a ladies panties!
 

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I usually do a quick buff/wipe with a microfiber cloth like they use in cars.
 

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Originally Posted by RJmanbearpig
Maxim once said use banana peels.

They're example was only recommended if you were stuck right before a big presentation or something and didn't have much choice around you (something along these lines).

This probably isn't the best long term, or advice I'd use to care for them after coming home from the office.
 

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