Polishing Leather Shoes

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When you first get your shoes, a cream polish may be best - but as your shoes age a liquid shoe polish will spruce them up and cover all the scuffed areas. Remember that nowadays white shoe polish is acrylic, so you can virtually re-surface your leather sneakers with white liquid shoe polish and keep them going and going.

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By pam munro from L.A., CA

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To waterproof your shoes rub a good coating of wax over the leather shoe (I used a candle) then heat the wax with a hairdryer for about a minute on high or until it turns clear. I gently rubbed it in with my finger once it became clear.

The wax seals the shoe and leaves a low sheen as well.

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January 24, 2005

Tips and ideas about polishing shoes. Post your ideas.

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January 24, 20050 found this helpful

Polish leather shoes. Spray Endust on shoes and shine with a cloth.

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By Sharon Shearer (Guest Post)
April 9, 20050 found this helpful

A friend gave me a Cavalier instant shine sponge for shoes.This works . Can't believe all the wasted time I've had shining with polish only to end up with black hands and fingernails.

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By Darlene (Guest Post)
December 26, 20050 found this helpful

Depends on what time of shoe, but expecially if they are womens dress shoes that are rather inexpensive and made of synthetic material, you can dab a little vasoline on them and rub with a cotton ball. This will shine them really well.

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February 22, 2013

Well I just bought some brand new dress shoes about a month ago. And just the other day I bashed my foot into a parking curb. And of course I scrapped up the side of my shoe. I've taken some black shoe polish to it and it works alright, but the shine is gone. Is there any product that could fix this?

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By AndrewJS from Phoenix, AZ

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February 24, 20130 found this helpful

In Australia we have a self-shining shoe polish that is a liquid in a bottle with a sponge applicator on top (looks like a deodorant stick). You simply paint on the polish and let it dry (just a matter of minutes). This product - Kiwi Instant Polish - dries with a high gloss. I am sure there would be something similar in the USA.

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February 24, 20130 found this helpful

You might try putting a bit of petroleum jelly on a soft cloth and rubbing it onto your shoe. Do the whole shoe, in fact do both shoes. Then take a clean, dry, soft cloth and wipe off the excess and polish to a shine. I am the world's worst at scuffing shoes, and this usually does the trick for me.

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