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10-12-2012 10:42 PM
Polishing Winter Boots
Hi everyone, first post for me
I have just been reading Will's great article on polishing shoes - Shoe Care: How To Polish Your Shoes | FashionBeans.com but have a quick question. I fully understand what he is saying about polishing your shoes and then giving them a buff for a great shine which I have been doing with my black chelsea boots and brown leather desert boots but what about boots that don't need a shine like my thick brown winter/hiking boots. Some of them are quite expensive and all of leather so obviously want to keep them in good nick but they don't need to be shiny and have a more matt effect. Do I just skip the buffing? Skip the polishing completely and just wipe clean and condition? What you reckon guys?
Thanks in advance,
11-12-2012 10:58 AM
just clean and condition. It would look weird to have shiny winter boots. They'll last perfectly well with just basic maintenance.
16-12-2012 06:21 PM
I use dubbin on my boots, waterproofs and conditions without adding too much shine.