Men's Clothing Forums banner

Socks for shining shoes

8911 Views 28 Replies 19 Participants Last post by  Crownship
I use a dauber brush to apply polish to shoes, but I also like using old socks for polish applying and shining. My recent trouble is that my socks are not wearing out like they used to!!! :confused:

I don't know whether the socks have gotten better or I'm buying better socks. Anyway to solve the problem I just went to Marshall''s and got a package of 6 very inexpensive white anklet socks.
1 - 1 of 29 Posts
Do socks have to be 100% cotton to polish shoes? Or can any old socks do the trick? After how many polishes would you need to wash the sock to re polish?
Everyone wants to know these answers but im the one to ask.
While I use cotton balls for applying and working in the polish, I would think that socks used for such purpose would have to be 100% cotton. Otherwise, wouldn't the synthetic material tend to scratch the finish? :icon_scratch:
1 - 1 of 29 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.