The last formal event I went to had a few kids there that loved to stand on your toes. One of the kids shoes left a deep gouge on the toe of my shoe. ...
This instructable will teach you how to get dress shoes to have a near mirror shine and what you will need to do so. It takes a little time and a little practice but will give you amazing looking dress shoes.
The last photo above shows the difference between a brush shine and a spit shine.
To do this job properly you will need:
-A boot brush - used for applying base coats of shoe polish Other wise known as a brush shine.
-Black shoe polish- as long as your shoes are black.
-A polishing cloth- this is for the spit shining part. I have only ever used Kiwi brand.
-A tooth brush- this is for blackening hard to reach spots.
All of these things are sold at Walmart.
Step 2: Brush Shining
Brush shining is an easy way to make your shoes look great, fast. It's also a very important step to spit shining.
If you don't want your shoes to have a glassy shine and just want them to have a nice dull shine and look clean this is your final step.
Start by cleaning any dirt off of your shoes with a wet cloth then dry them with another cloth.
Dip the end of your boot brush into your polish and dab it onto your shoes all over so there's is patches of polish covering areas of the shoes. Now use your boot brush and sweep over your shoes lightly and fast to shine them and move the polish evenly over shoes. If your going for the dull shine your done, wear your shoes and look proud. If you want a spit shine you want to do this step about 10 times letting the polish dry between coats for about 30 minutes. This is called your base coat and only needs to be done once if your shoes have never been polished.