3rd December 2017 / Tobacco Dock London

London Shoe Shine Limited

Published on 20th September 2016

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We are delighted that The London Shoe Shine Company will be joining us at The Gentleman’s Grooming Show 2016. In preparation for the show we caught up with them to get some top tips on giving your shoes the TLC they deserve!

  1. How long have you been in the shoe shining business?

I’ve have been operating for 22 years, since 1994.

  1. Why is a proper shoe care routine so important in keeping your shoes looking their best?

In countries with generally wet weather, it is important to ensure that shoes are protected from the elements to prevent unnecessary damage. This is best achieved by regular attention to your shoes.

  1. How often should I shine/have my shoes shined?

Depending on weather conditions and how often you change your shoes, once a week should be adequate. Rotating different pairs of shoes is also recommended.

  1. What products are essential in maintaining shoes?

Good quality leather should be treated with the best care and attention as well as the highest quality products. Essentials include conditioner, pigmented cream and beeswax based shoe polish.

  1. Why is it important to visit a professional shoe shiner?

Experienced professional shiners offer the best care and advice on how to look after your cherished footwear.

  1. How long should an intensive shoe shine take?

A full intensive shoe shine should take between 20 -40 minutes, depending on the condition of the shoes.

  1. Finally what do shoes say about a Gentleman?

It shows attention to detail when shoes are regularly shined and looking their best. As we say at London Shoeshine, the shine on your shoes tells the world where you stand!

So gents make sure to bring your favourite shoes along to Tobacco Dock on 3rd December.

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