If you're like me, you often don't realize you've got some scuffed up shoes until you're already out the door and headed to an important appointment. Well, we're going to prevent that from happening by shining all our shoes today.

http://artofmanliness.com/2009/06/01/30-days-to-a-better-man-day-2-...

Bust out the Kiwi, grab a few rags, and sit on the porch while you enter a zen like state as you buff and shine your leather shoes.

How many shoes did you end up shining? Any tips?

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Actually, I don't have any shoes that need to be polished. So, instead I think I'll iron some shirts.

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Great idea Cormac!
I was about to say "What if I don't have any shoes to polish?"
Wonderful idea, as Brett has already said. Now to figure out HOW to iron my shirts, and where the iron is. It's an adventure in the making.
Haha I was not expecting such a practical exercise after yesterday's. I have a real good pair of shoes that need cleaning. I'm also going to check online about how to clean a pair of timberland boots.
I will have to break them out and give them a clean once I get home from campus tonight. I think I might get around to cleaning my other shoes as well, they are looking a bit scruffy overall now that I look at them....
I was lucky enough to inherit my grandfather's horsehair shine brush and applicator brush from WWII. All I need is some black shoe polish and I'll be set!
Sadly I don't have any shoe polish, but my grandpa does;
Wouldn't hurt to give them a good shine.

I think ironing might be a good idea, too.
I love the idea of Rubbing Alcohol... I have about 4 pairs of dress shoes that I am going to attack.... The job tends to be more time-consuming and I tend to procrastinate - no more - off to make my shoes look good!
I can give you a few links to retailers that my store uses in the morning, if you'd like.
Douglas here are a few links for non leather dress shoes.

www.mooshoes.com

www.veganessentials.com

www.vegetarian-shoes.co.uk
Well, as I looked through our retailers today, I came to realize that for me to give you a link, it would be best to clarify the question. Are you looking for something that looks like leather, but isn't made of it? Are you looking for something that's entirely different? A solution to both of these problems are shoes made of PVC. Yes, they make pipes out of it too. Kind of kills the sales pitch, but it's constructed much differently then the pipes, I assure you. PVC stands for polyvinyl chloride, and has many common uses. Nike actually used to use it for their shoes. For instance, if you want to see some pretty nice ones, you can stop in at any Certified Savvi formal wear store, and talk to them about shoes. I can get you a good price on a pair, if that's the route you go. Although, so we don't clog up the comments section with fashion talk, how's about we continue this through private messages?
Being that I don't have shoes to shine, being i just had them shined before a wedding a few months back(would have done it myself but hadn't found this great site yet, plus its a few bucks for the hardworking guy down at the car wash by me) and we don't yet have an iron, wash and fold the laundry for the soon to be wife.

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