You could apply a coat or two of gloss paint in the appropriate color, Victor. This would save a lot of bother. If you try it, I'd advise you to remove the laces first. In fact, why bother with laces at all! Why not invest in a stock of elastic bands to keep the shoe on the foot? Much less trouble.I just use a cloth and a tin of kiwi shoe polish. Am i short changing myself. Thats all you need isnt it? I cant be bothered with all the different types of brushes. You dont need brushs to polish do you?
Do these actually work?I'm very close to pulling the trigger on a brass 'Diplomat' stand up shoe shiner, the kind they used to have in hotels. I think it would be great to have in the house for a quick shine before stepping out. I have a lot of cordovan shoes that don't require a lot of polish/wax, just a buff, and it's a pain to use a horsehair brush or cloth each time.