How To Shine Your Shoes Like a Soldier. Step 2: Clean the dust and dirt off your boots with a horsehair shine brush or damp rag. If you must get your boots a little wet to clean them off, allow them time to dry before applying the polish. Step 3: Cover the entire shoe with a generous amount of polish, using your shoe polish brush.
Shoe Polishing and Shining Procedures. Now the shoes are ready for some polish. (Woo-hoo!) Using a fresh soft cloth, pick up a bit of polish and apply it to the shoe in a circular motion. Just like with the leather conditioner, use the polish sparingly, especially when it comes to lighter colored leathers.
If you can’t source these, Kiwi’s “Parade Gloss” will do for your black shoes, but with better polish and a bit of practice, your shoes will have the high-shine effect you’re striving for. Let’s get started. How to prepare your shoes. Before you start applying polish to the shoes, you need to get them ready.
Rub the shoe in small circles, using just a bit of shoe polish at a time—remember, less is more (and you can always add more if need be). Use your shoe brush to brush any excess polish off the shoe.
I use black kiwi shoe polish, nuetral shoe polish, and blue kiwi polish, a spray bottle with cold water set to mist, a shoe brush, a small white terry cloth rag and a hair dryer. First ensure the boot is clean.