"Only you and old men polish their shoes in Wenatchee, Kathleen," a friend said. I noticed.
Today I polished black leather footwear: boots and two pairs of shoes. It's a production. Buffing wears out my arm.
Polishing makes leather shoes and boots last longer. The result is dazzling.
With my expensive hiking boots, I clean and dry them after each hike, on a Peet shoe/boot dryer/warmer. Also waterproof hiking boots Spring and Fall, and as needed.
Last Christmas, I assembled and gave daughter Claire and Matt a shoe polishing kit. Cost: $80. I went a little overboard with waterproofing items since they live in rainy Seattle.
"Matt does all of the polishing: my boots and his," Claire admitted.