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I was looking for Christmas gifts for my husband and a shoe polishing kit came up, I can't remember the last time I saw him polish his shoes. My step dad used to polish his shoes every night.

beccatavender
14 days ago
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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap14 days ago

I get worst of the mud off kids school shoes if that counts 😏

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davidstockport
davidstockport14 days ago

Very strange that less than an hour ago I was thinking of "shoe shining" as a topic. I always polish my own shoes, but have noticed that most men don't seem to do so. Looking after shoes properly makes them last longer and also keeps them looking new.

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Lynibis
Lynibis14 days ago

Every so often I lay some plastic bags on the table and apply polish one by one. I then buff the footwear in the order the polish was applied so it has time to soak in.

I suppose it comes from the time I spent 'bulling' shoes in the WRNS.

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Ann1984
Ann198414 days ago

Lynibis shoes bring bad luck if put on table

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davidstockport
davidstockport14 days ago

Ann1984 Only if you get on the table to join them. . . then fall off.😀 Although even then you've got to be opening an umbrella indoors at the same time (umbrellas make useless parachutes), Image

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Lynibis
Lynibis14 days ago

Ann1984 not been unduly cursed so far lol. I will take my chances as the floor is too far away these days!

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly2514 days ago

Superstition states that placing new shoes on the table can negatively impact future prosperity, while leaving any shoes on the table is likely to lead to a quarrel, or just plain bad luck [source: Murrell]. Traditionally, this legend may be tied to the mining industry; when miners passed away, their relatives would bring their shoes into the home and place them onto the table [source: Tanna].

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly2514 days ago

Yes. I hate scruffy shoes.

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Tk3
Tk314 days ago

Yes, if they look grubby and not Pleasant I must polish them. I’d feel awful if I didn’t

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE14 days ago

yes ... to preserve them as much as anything...I sort of made myself our official boots cleaner... they don't get done often but when needing waterproofing etc...we tend to live in walking boots.

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Pjran
Pjran14 days ago

Yes we do but not routinely only when they really need it. In fact some of my patent shoes just get a dust.

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neo1
neo114 days ago

I used too but nowadays i don't wear the kind of shoes that need polishing, cant even remember the last time i did polish them

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hspexy
hspexy14 days ago

No. I don’t really own shoes that require it. If I do need to clean them, I often use an old toothbrush

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