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Published on Feb 3, 2010
As I finish cleaning my buddys boots, I continue my efforts of trying to bring a shine to the silver toe caps. I wonder if there is a special polish for silver metal toe caps - maybe something like the product used to clean old coins?
At the end of this video, I start to clean the ankle straps (I think they might be called concho straps as well). You can see how dirty the chain got which goes underneath the boot from all the mud that comes off onto my sock. You dont see me clean both ankle straps because my camera battery ran down shortly after starting the fourth part. My bud wanted to head out anyways, so I cleaned both ankle straps, put them back onto his boots, and unfurled his jeans. He walked out then, but not before saying that I should do his Daytons next. Which I did later that week. Who am I to say no?
Eventually I bought more boot shining supplies as I read online about boot shining. I bought leather conditioner, cream polish and dye (for the sole edges and heels). And by another fluke, I saw a shoeshine box advertised on craigslist for only $15.00. Hard to pass up a deal like that! Plus I figured that was a sign, me finding a shoeshine box, that this might be something I was meant to do.
Hopefully Im getting better with each pair of boots that I shine. Would appreciate your critiques for sure. Thats how I will get better. And if youre ever in Vancouver, Canada, I hope youll let me shine your boots. For free, of course.