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The Process

Our shoe shine processes are not only effective, but also environmentally friendly. We use different techniques for each type of shoe material, ensuring that your shoes are cared for properly and sustainably. From leather to suede, we’ve got you covered. 

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Leather

wash

Saddle soap & water wash (cleans leather without stripping of natural oils)

brush buff

100% horse hair brushes used to brush wax into leather and reveal shine

moisturize

Lanolin oil massaged into leather

wax polish

Second coat of color matched wax polish is lightly massaged into leather to seal color, and add a protective coating

cream polish

Color matched cream polish is massaged into leather to re-stain leather

sole dressing

[For leather soles only] Brown/Black leather dye is brushed around the visible midsole to re-stain.

wax polish

Color matched wax polish is lightly massaged into leather to seal color, and add a protective coating.

spray & buff

Gentle water spritz is added to buffing rag before quickly buffing shoe to reveal the final shine.

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Suede

brush

Dry brush over uppers and midsole to remove loose dirt

brush

Stiff brush applied to brush nap up

erase

Stain removing rubber eraser is applied to any remaining stains

wax polish

Stain repellent applied to provide temporary block from spills and stains

spot treatment

Spot stain treatment to remove remaining dark areas 

dry

 

Sneakers

lace removal

Laces removed and washed

dry

                                       

brush

Dry brush over uppers and midsole to remove loose dirt

relaced

erase

Color matched cream polish is massaged into leather to re-stain leather

stain repellent applied

Stain repellent applied to provide temporary block from spills and stains

wash

Color matched wax polish is lightly massaged into leather to seal color, and add a protective coating.

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