How to shine a pair of leather shoes

Quality leather shoes doesn’t come cheap due to its material and craftsmanship. Therefore it is of best interest to take care of your shoes to the best of your ability.

via How to get a mirror shine on your shoes

In this post I will teach you how to shine a pair of leather shoes the proper way.

Equipment needed
  • A soft cloth of any sort.
  • Horsehair shoe brush
Collonil horse hair shoe brush via David Jones


  • Cream-based shoe polish or wax-based shoe polish.
Cream based shoe polish via Saphir Medaille d’Or Shop
wax based shoe polish via Saphir Medaille d’Or Shop
Step by step guide
  1. Brush off any the dirt and debris using your brush or a damp cloth. Wait till the shoe dries before commencing to the next step.
  2. Sprinkle a bit of warm water over the polish. (You can use your spit)
  3. Cover a finger with the cloth, gently work the water into the polish.
  4. Apply a little bit of polish to the shoe. Be careful not to get it on the carpet, as it is hard to remove the stains.
  5. Rub the shoe in small circles. Remember to use only a bit of polish at a time.
  6. Use the brush to buff the leather to an excellent shine.
Go the extra mile
If the shoe is seriously scuffed, apply a dab of leather conditioner and polish to these areas so they don’t end up looking dull.
Saphir Renovateur (conditioner) via Saphir Medaille d’Or Shop
Comment below if you have any further enquires or tips in regards to this post.

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