Shine and Subscribe: Jason Dorn's ASMR Shoe Shines

April 3, 2020

Shine And Subscribe: Jason Dorn’s ASMR Shoe Shines

We don’t generally engage with things we don’t “get.” I still feel a little shame to admit I have never…

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The Stories and Hands of Shoe Shiners

April 25, 2015

The Stories And Hands Of Shoe Shiners

The New York Times Magazine has a wonderful feature today on shoe shiners, which includes some stunning photographs from NYC photographer…

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Japan's Shoeshine Champions Explain Proper Shoe Care

June 19, 2019

Japan’s Shoeshine Champions Explain Proper Shoe Care

Last year, nearly fifty people, amateurs and professionals included, gathered into a room to compete for the title of being…

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A Tale of Two Shoes

September 20, 2021

A Tale Of Two Shoes

In 2015, Dan Roan sat down with Lance Armstrong for a BBC interview, which took place in Armstrong’s bike shop…

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How To Take Care Of Your Shoes

March 31, 2020

How To Take Care Of Your Shoes

With so much more time at home, I’ve been using the opportunity to take care of some household chores. Over…

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How to Waterproof Any Shoe

April 15, 2019

How To Waterproof Any Shoe

With spring showers here, it’s worth thinking about what kind of shoes you may want to wear when the weather…

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Should You Use Cream or Wax Polish for Shoes?

August 31, 2017

Should You Use Cream Or Wax Polish For Shoes?

After Jesse’s post yesterday on how the US Navy is implementing new rules around shoes, one of our readers emailed…

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A Complete A to Z Guide on Proper Shoe Care

August 30, 2017

A Complete A To Z Guide On Proper Shoe Care

If you want to score a pair of good dress shoes for less than $150, your best bet is to…

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The Official List of Shoe Care Essentials

April 6, 2017

The Official List Of Shoe Care Essentials

1. Shoes. Hopefully nice ones.  2. Shoe polish or wax. Meltonian was discontinued last year, so if you’re looking for…

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How to Raise a Shine on Shell Cordovan

July 20, 2015

How To Raise A Shine On Shell Cordovan

Want to know a dirty secret? Shell cordovan – that durable and robust leather known for its luster – doesn’t…

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A Fisherman’s Approach to Shoe Care

July 9, 2015

A Fisherman’s Approach To Shoe Care

Workwear has been en vogue now for over a decade, and its rise in popularity is deeply tied to our…

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Five Tips for Better Shoe Polishing

September 2, 2013

Five Tips For Better Shoe Polishing

I spent a little bit of time this weekend polishing an old pair of chukkas of mine. Though their pebble…

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What Shoe Care Products Should You Consider (Part Two)

July 3, 2013

What Shoe Care Products Should You Consider (Part Two)

Over the weekend, one of our readers asked us for our opinion on which shoe care products he should consider…

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Q and Answer: What Shoe Care Products Should You Consider (Part One)

July 1, 2013

Q And Answer: What Shoe Care Products Should You Consider (Part One)

Lookyoungspeakold writes us to ask: I just watched the PTO episode on shoes and am now working on picking up some…

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Men’s Ex on Shoe Care

January 14, 2013

Men’s Ex On Shoe Care

If you’re interested in knowing how to fully take care of your shoes, StyleForum member Nutcracker has kindly taken the…

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