I wore out most of the ones that need to be polished. I have deliberately been buying ones that don't need it. I got really tired of the cleaning/oiling (in rainy season)/polishing chore. I have one pair that gives me a scuffed accusing look every time I wear them.
I was in a conversation with someone the other day who said "People don't polish their shoes anymore" and I thought I'd check in with the fashion flock to see if that's really true. I last polished a pair of shoes two days ago. I do them myself but always have my boots professionally polished before putting them to sleep for the summer.
__________________ Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman -- Coco Chanel
I said this year - as all of my 'good' shoes are stored in boxes, i don't feel the need to take them out for a polish,unless i plan on wearing them. I'm a stay-at-home mum and live in my Nike shox trainers, which i wipe over when needed. I drive everywhere i go, so its in the car -out the car -in the house etc. My childrens shoes are cleaned at least once a week, depending on the weather. My husband takes care of his own shoes and cleans them on a day-to-day basis
okay... reviving this old thread... Do you guys polish your designer shoes? What lengths do you take to protect your Manolos, Marnis, Louboutins, whatevers?
(Maybe this thread should be renamed Shoe Care... hint hint mods! )
in my November 2004 issue of Self magazine, there's a little section on shoe polish..
Got 9 Minutes?
Save your shoes.
Cobble together a footwear-care kit with the help of Tony Pecorella, owner of Modern Leather Goods Repair Shop in New York City. He recommends:
BLACK AND BROWN POLISH - Look for pro polish from leather experts like Meltonian and Angelus.
COLORED POLISH - Check for a color match by dabbing on the inside of the heel. For pastels, see a pro.
CLEAR NEUTRAL POLISH - It protects leather and adds sheen.
CHEESECLOTH - To apply polish
BUFFER BRUSH - For a glossy finish.
What do you guys think about this advice? And where is a good place to buy shoe care supplies, other than the supermarket? I am namely looking for clear polish right now.