SHINE YO' SHOES!

Good shoes are an investment. If you are anything like us, once you get your feet in a new pair, it's pretty hard to get them out. That's the thing about saving up and springing for those MNZ's you've been eyeing - they're bound to become your go-to shoes. And with that, comes wear and tear. So today we are going to give you a few tips and tricks on how to breathe new life into those babies. 

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AS GOOD AS NEW! ALMOST...

BEFORE

AFTER

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

Polish - A neural or clear polish is your best all around bet because you can use it on any shade of leather. But go for black if that's the color of most of your shoes, the pigment helps cover scuffs. 

Tools - all you really need is two rags. One to apply polish and one to buff. Here we used a small circular polish brush and a rectangular buff. The tools help but don't let a lack of them stop you from tackling those dull shoes. 

Shoe Goo - This stuff is the bees knees. It's a super heavy duty adhesive that any lover of shoes should have on hand. Perfect for fixing a loose heel or floppy sole. Excellent for sprusing up vintage shoes. Just remember to follow instructions and give it time to dry!

HOW-TO

Step 1: Wipe your shoes with a damp cloth to thoroughly remove any dirt or dust. Make sure they are dry before reaching for the polish.

Step 2: Dip the applicator brush into the polish and apply to the shoe's surface in circular motions. Continue until the entire shoe is covered in a thin coat of polish - a little goes a long way!

Step 3: If your shoes have any nicks or scuffs, apply a heavier amount to these areas and let sit for a moment.

Step 4: After the polish has been applied all over, buff it lightly and continuously in long strokes with a rag or brush. Do this for a few minutes and remember not to brush hard - light, gentle strokes will bring out the best shine!

RESULTS!

Now that your kicks are (almost) as good as new, go pound that pavement! Then let us know if you have any shoe care secrets by sharing in the comments below!  

 BY OLIVIA LA ROCHE 

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANNA-ALEXIA BASILE