The Shoe Snob Blog

August 9, 2017

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New Polish Your Shoes Properly Video

  • Thank you, this is the best video tutorial for shoe shining that I have seen. Major improvement. Extra points for the comprehensive steps, and for the quality of picture.

    • TheShoeSnob

      Thank you Mark!

  • Razibus

    Thank you very much for this video ! I do agree with markpotato, it is the best video ever for shoe shining.
    I have a question for you since you use a color cream before using wax. I thought it made difficult for the wax to stick on the shoe. Is that correct ?

    • TheShoeSnob

      thank you. As per your question, no not if you allow it to sit into the leather and then brush it out

  • NOCHnoch

    Bravo JFP this is excellent. Do you have any tips for brogueing? I find that the holes (especially on the toe) end up getting clogged with wax.

    • TheShoeSnob

      yes, when putting your fingers down, always place them on the smooth part of the leather and then go over the brogueing…and don’t use too much polish

  • Umberto Sconfienza

    May I ask you were it is possible to buy that leather apron that you wear in the video?

    • TheShoeSnob

      unfortunately it was custom made and I cannot get the info in regards to the man that made it. Apparently he was a very old artisan who did it as a favor….

  • Feryll

    Thanks for the video.
    From then on will you apply only wax the next time you polish the shoes ?

    • TheShoeSnob

      depends really….normally I will always use a bit of mink oil as to not build up too much wax without conditioning…

  • NOCHnoch

    Thanks JFP! This is great stuff.

    Quick question: How do you avoid filling up the toe perfs (brogueing etc) with polish? I always end up having to pick it out with a paperclip and it’s a huge pain.

    • TheShoeSnob

      see a few answer below who also asked the same question…glad that you enjoyed it

  • John

    Hi Justin, can you explain the phenomenon witnessed in this video? How does he manage to SHINE the pair of shoes in such a short period of time?

    • NOCHnoch

      Editing. And the shoe was pretty shiny to begin with.

    • TheShoeSnob

      phenomenon? which one was that? The shoes were already clean and while I really like the video I can’t say that the shoes were not that shiny at the end….

  • Vytenis Gurstis

    Thanks for the great video. Any advice on how to treat a shoe before actually polishing it so that no leftover buildup of previous wax would get in the way?

  • Todd

    Do you have a recommendation for polishing shoes with woven upper? Thank you!

    • TheShoeSnob

      not particularly no. Just use wax though as cream will get in between the weave