It is said that the first impression is the last impression. And trust me when I say this, you do not want to give a bad impression, especially when showing up for an interview or an important meeting with customer. Little things like UN-tucked shirt or an unpolished shoe can go a long way into deciding your fate.
We will discuss about how to make your shoes shine when you have to attend any important event. By following the instructions put forward throughout the course of this article you can transform yourself into a person who oozes class and confidence.
Give ample time to your preparations. Make sure you have the proper inventory. You will need newspapers, table, gloves and moist pieces of cloth. The cloth should be clean. Once you are ready, place the shoes on the newspapers and clean the dirt of them using the moist cloth. Cleaners can be used as an auxiliary for better results, but make sure that the cleaner does not damage the surface of the shoes. Afterwards, use a dry towel or piece of cloth to soak up the moisture from the surface of the shoe and allow to it dry out completely.
Now, you are ready for the second stage. Apply a layer of conditioner on the shoe. This is important as it will help prolong the lifespan of your shoes and ensure that they remain in pristine condition. Choosing the right conditioner is important. You should do proper research and ask for the advice of the salesperson present in the stores. Stick to what the manufacturer says on the back of the bottle. Allow the conditioner to sink in before you proceed to the next stage.
Now you are ready for the polishing stage. Remember, this is one of the most important stages, so you need to put in maximum efforts to make your shoe shine. There are a number of things to be considered here as well. First of all, it would be wise if you get the same colored polish as your shoes. If your shoes are black, then you can find thousands of good quality black colored shoe polishes.If your shoes have a particular shade of brown, then look for the same colored shoe polish.
Your technique is also important when it comes to polishing your shoes. Put small amounts of polish on a brush and apply on the shoes with circular movements. Cover all areas of the shoe equally well. Allow the polish to settle for about 8 to 10 minutes then repeat the process with a soft cloth to get the shining finish.Finally, if you are looking for an extra edge, you may use a damp cloth to rub the outside of the shoes after doing all of the above to make your shoes look even better.
So, basically you should get the proper conditioner and polish for your shoe. These are the most important accessories for you shoe maintenance. Don’t get cheap brands of shoe polish and shoe conditioners as the chemicals used in such products may not be good and can damage your shoes.