3 Steps to Polish your Dress shoes

3 Steps to Polish your Dress shoes

Polishing your leather shoes are important for keeping them in good condition for a long time. But how do you polish your leather shoes? And how do you make sure you don’t accidentally ruin those expensive shoes with the wrong method?

Here’s our simple guide (including a valuable tip)!


Step 1: Remove shoelaces and wipe down your shoe

Polish can get on your laces, and removing them also makes it much easier to reach all parts of the shoe. Ensure you’re applying your polish on a clean surface as well by wiping down your shoes with a dry cloth.

how to polish your dress shoes

Step 2: Use a sponge or old cloth

Instead of applying the product with your hands, using a sponge or old cloth allows the product to be applied more evenly. Start by using small amounts of polish as well to prevent dripping and blotches.

TIP! Test the product on a small, hidden surface like the shoe tongue first. Some products can darken leather or lead to colour changes.

how to polish leather shoes

Step 3: Let your shoes dry overnight

After applying polish, let your shoes dry completely before storing them again. It’s advisable to leave them out overnight.


If your shoes are worn often, your shoes should be conditioned every 3-4 months. Genuine leather shoes can last a long time with the right care, and you can do so with this simple 3-step routine. We hope this guide was informative and helpful!

Unsure how to pick a pair of dress shoes? Check out How to Choose a pair of Dress shoes


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