Introduction: Super Shine Your Boots

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In this Instructable, I will show you how to shine your military boots (or other fully leather boots) properly, so that you could see your own reflection in'Em ;).

After all, one's appearance at work is very important, and it says a lot about their personality and hygiene :-).

Step 1: Tools and Materials

-A pair of disposable plastic gloves.

-A Thick cleaning brush ( for cleaning carpets ).

-Shoe polish (preferably KIWI brand).

-A shoe cleaning brush.

-A piece of thick nylon stockings.

-A piece of thin nylon stockings.

-Kiwi® Express Shine Sponges, Neutral (184000)

-A small piece of sponge.
-An old toothbrush.

-A rag or old piece of cloth.
-A lighter.

-A bucket of hot water.

-A square meter of plastic sheets ( to protect the floor from polish spilling ).

Step 2: Clean

With Hot water and the carpet cleaning brush, clean the shoes ( also the bottom sole ) from any dust or mud that they may be carrying.

Let them dry for 15-20 minutes.

Step 3: Polish

Heat the shoe polish can with the lighter, or on the stove if you are at home until the polish becomes liquid.

(don't spill on your skin, it hurts like hell, been there..)

With the old toothbrush, spread a generous layer of polish around the sides of the shoe ( on the cords where the sole is sewed onto the shoe-check the photo).

With the sponge, spread a generous layer of polish on the sides of the sole and on all the leather parts of the shoe except the top part where your pants might get in contact with the shoe.

Let it dry for 10-15 minutes.

Step 4: Clean Excess Polish

Clean excess polish with the shoe cleaning brush.

Don't push the brush too hard against the leather to avoid creating scratches.

Step 5: Brighten - 1st Run

With the thick nylon stocking, rub against the polish to even the layer out all around the shoe.

cover all the surfaces of the shoe 2 or 3 times.

rub with brute force.

Step 6: Brighten - 2nd Run

With the thin nylon stocking, rub again against the polish to bring out the shine.

cover all the surfaces of the shoe 2 or 3 times.

rub with medium force.

Step 7: Brighten - Last Run

With the Kiwi® Express Shine Sponges, Neutral (184000), squeeze the sponge to get some shine liquid on it, and rub the whole shoe.

Rub gently, do 2 layers.