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    How to mirror shine shoes or spit shine

    Hey guys,

    I just wanted to show you a quick video I made showing how to get a real quick and easy mirror shine on your dress shoes or boots. A prerequisite here is a heat gun or a blow dryer but hopefully this saves some of you some time and effort.

    https://youtu.be/bc_qQaHNFKs

    #2
    I've always heard not to use heat on the shoes because it can dry them out or damage the leather. Can anyone confirm or dispute that?

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      #3
      Originally posted by CJMichaelRay View Post
      I've always heard not to use heat on the shoes because it can dry them out or damage the leather. Can anyone confirm or dispute that?
      i am very new to this but i have heard / seen this as well.

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        #4
        leather is put through all kinds of crazy amounts of heat when they're lasted, and throughout the entire leather making process. As long as you replace any moisture or oils you're taking out of the leather, I wouldn't think heating them up would be a super big problem. They're certainly not allergic to heat.

        You shouldn't need to heat them up to consistently get them shined though.

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          #5
          Originally posted by evanparker View Post
          leather is put through all kinds of crazy amounts of heat when they're lasted, and throughout the entire leather making process. As long as you replace any moisture or oils you're taking out of the leather, I wouldn't think heating them up would be a super big problem. They're certainly not allergic to heat.

          You shouldn't need to heat them up to consistently get them shined though.
          This. If you know what you're doing you can use heat to do quite a few things to the leather, I've heard of people treating creases by essentially ironing the leather. Just don't use heat to dry the leather if it gets soaked, better to let it dry naturally.
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            #6
            I'd stick to the traditional elbow grease method but it' an interesting method nevertheless.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEH2wFP6RZI

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              #7
              Originally posted by Greyone View Post
              I'd stick to the traditional elbow grease method but it' an interesting method nevertheless.

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEH2wFP6RZI
              Same. I'd never take a heat gun to a $500 pair of shoes.

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