How to Shine Your Shoes at Home

How to Shine Your Shoes at Home

November 1, 2011

Are you excited to wear your winter boots again but embarrassed by their dull, scuffed appearance? And gentlemen, do you love a certain pair of dress shoes, but know they need a good buffing? Stress no longer because do-it-yourselfers are using common household items to give dull leather new life. Check out these unusual remedies.

  • Vegetable and olive oil. Use a clean, damp rag to clean off any dust from the shoe and then buff with a small drop of oil to bring
    out the shine.
  • Banana peel. Yep, you get your daily potassium and sparkly shoes . Just rub the inside of the peel over the shoe and then wipe clean.
  • Vinegar. Perfect for cleaning scuffs off leather tennis shoes, just use a rag and some elbow grease.
  • Petroleum jelly. After you feel your shoes are good and clean, rub a bit of petroleum over the tops with a rag to prevent cracking in the leather.

If you want to go the traditional route and use a shoe shine kit, check out this great step-by-steptutorial.

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