How to Make Leather Shoes Shine


Shoe, the mandatory accessory as you cannot step out without it. And you can’t very well live without them either. No matter how nice your shoes are, they can start looking worn and ugly very soon if it’s not properly cared for.

At least for me it seems I can never find a pair of shoes that will last very long. But if you take good care of your leather shoes, you should be able to keep them for a good while. Or at least until the heels are worn…

If you haven’t shined shoes before, don’t worry—it’s actually really, really simple. You will need a few things beforehand, though, which you can buy very cheaply anywhere from a professional shoe shop

Things Needed:

A soft cloth (This can really be anything from a rag or an old t-shirt to a special buffing cloth)
A can of shoe polish (Grab them in whatever colors you need for the shoes you’re shining)
A good shoe brush

Shining your shoes is a simple process that should only take you a few minutes. Here’s what you do:

  1. First, brush off any dirt, mud, salt, or other debris on your shoe with your brush or a damp cloth. Wait for the shoe to dry before continuing to the next step.
  2. Next, apply a little bit of your shoe polish to the shoe with your cloth or t-shirt. Make sure not to get it on the carpet or anything else, it won’t come out easily! Rub the shoe in small circles, using just a bit of shoe polish at a time—remember, less is more (and you can always add more if need be).
  3. Use your shoe brush to brush any excess polish off the shoe. Don’t be afraid to put a little elbow grease into this step, you won’t ruin the shoe.
  4. Lastly, take your cloth or t-shirt and buff out the rest of your shoe so it shines.

If you want you can also use vegetable oil and it will put a shine on leather shoes. Just polish your shoes regularly to make your shoes look new always. When you step into your house, first thing you need to do is just clean your shoes and arrange it neatly in the shoe closet. If you throw it just like that and you cannot have long-lasting shoes. Hopes, this would help you in making your leather shoes and boots shine.