If you have an important business meeting to attend to and have nothing to wear but an old pair of beaten down leather shoes, do not fret. There are a number of ways to polish your shoes and make it shine like it was just bought yesterday. Just like spring cleaning your car, you can also do some deep cleaning on your shoes.
Some people don’t have the luxury of paying someone else to polish their shoes. In this regard, you should learn how to do it yourself. It’s simple, easy, and definitely cheaper.
Wearing a nice, spotless, and shiny pair of shoes can actually boost your confidence. Imagine if you walked into a room full of finely suited men, you’ll fall out of place if you show up wearing dirty old shoes.
To avoid this unsettling experience, just follow the steps below.
- Clean your shoes – Use a clean cloth to wipe off all signs of dirt on the surface. In some cases, you may need to dampen your cloth with water to get rid of some residues left on your shoes. Let it dry completely before you start applying the polish.
- Apply a shoe polish and leather conditioner – Use a new clean cloth and apply a small amount of our KevianClean Leather Cleaner and Conditioner over the surface. Afterward, apply a shoe polish or wax to cover the entire shoe.
If your old pair of leather shoes are a bit worn and frayed, you can add a drop of leather conditioner and polish to the affected areas. This will help revive the look of your shoes so it won’t appear as beaten as it used to be.
- Brush your shoes – Let your shoes dry off after polishing. Then brush the entire surface of your shoes until the natural shine of the leather comes out. Do this repeatedly until you get your desired result. Brushing your shoes regularly will help maintain its natural shine.
- Add extra polish – If you still feel that your shoes aren’t quite as shiny as you expect it to be, you can try adding more polish. Apply a thin layer of wax or polish on the area that requires more attention.
Use a damp cloth and spread it over the surface in a circular movement. The more you spread it, the shinier your shoes will become.
Once you get the hang of it, you won’t have to hire the service of a shoe polisher. Just remember to do this regularly to keep your old shoes looking brand new every time your wear it.