I have friends who spend a sizeable portion of their income on shoes, but never polish them. They might do so once in a blue moon, or right before they wear them. Maybe you can get away with that if the shoes are cheap and cheerful, the materials are all man made, and you only intend to get a couple of wears out of them. However, if the shoes are leather and you want them in your life for a while, then you need to give them some TLC and they will repay the favor by looking good for years. Honestly, it’s not that big of a deal to polish shoes, and at the risk of sounding like a tedious insurance commercial, you really are protecting your investment.
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