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How does a person shine boots?

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To shine boots, use a shoe polishing kit designed for the type of material used in the boot's construction. Boot leather requires the same protection as shoe leather.

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Before shining boots, make sure they are clean. Use a shoe brush to remove large bits of dirt, and wipe them with a damp cloth or shoe wipes to remove particulate matter.

Step 1: Apply the polish

Put a quarter-sized drop of shoe polish on a soft cloth, and use a circular motion with light pressure to work it into the leather. Allow it to dry.

Step 2: Buff the boots

With another soft cloth, using a circular motion and medium pressure, remove the dry polish. If the boots do not shine, repeat the process.

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