"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.
Actually, I have a person that follows me everywhere and polishes my shoes every ten minutes or whenever they get unsuitable. There is another guy that makes sure my shoes are tied. It looks a little strange when I walk down the street with one on each side, watching my shoes.
I buffed my combat boots every month or so with black Kiwi Polish. The rest of the time they got a brush shine.
It was such an annoyance. I might have stayed in the military longer if there wasn't so much emphasis on bullshit like that. Now I hear the army doesn't issue boots that require polish.
I wonder if the stock in Kiwi tanked?
Yes...I take care very good care of my shoes...I have boots that have lasted for years...I also polish and take care of my leather bags...it makes sense that if you spend money on stuff that you care for it...I especially do this when I am storing my shoes or if I wear them often....I have a few pairs, so sometimes this can take a while.