Apr 02, 2023

Best Shoe Shine Kits

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Some people say the shoes make the man, and if you live by those standards, chances are you’re not one to shy away from a solid sole investment. But what's the point of spending heaps of cash on your shoes if you aren't planning on taking care of them? That's where we come in. You’ll definitely want to make sure your best boardroom dress shoes are clean and shined up by having the proper shoe shine kit on hand. Not only does the right kit help keep your feet clean and neat, it also prolongs the life of your shoes, ensuring you get years of wear out of a single pair.

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Thankfully, we’ve gone ahead and made it easy to keep your shoes looking fresh, clean and in tip top shape by putting together this convenient list of our picks for the best shoe care kits available on Amazon. There are options for leather, suede — even sneakers — so there's no more excuses for dingy looking kicks.

This all-in-one, convenient shoeshine kit from Make It Funwan is perfect for the man on a mission — or at least the man on a business trip. The kit contains both black and neutral polish, three different applicator and buffing brushes, a generous buffing cloth and metal shoe-horn, all in one convenient and handsome leather case. Since it's small and zips completely shut, it's an easy kit to keep in your suitcase and when you need a good shine-on-the-go, you’ll be grateful you did.$14.99 at

If you’re the kind of man who insists on keeping his collection of shoes looking their absolute finest at all times, this FootFitter Shoeshine Valet set is a must-have. No matter the type of shoe — be it leather, suede or nubuck — this kit has the tools you’ll need to keep them looking brand new. The handsome, classic cedar valet box with shoe rest makes shoe-care easy and professional, and doubles as storage for the four shoe-creams, three horse-hair brushes, two microfiber shoe shine cloths and more. If you’re serious about shoe shining, this one's for you.$124.95 at

Let's face it, some of us are less about a dress shoe and more about a casual sneaker — but that isn't an excuse for a dingy kick. Enter the KIWI sneaker cleaner kit. As the leading brand in shoe and sneaker care, and this easy and convenient kit from KIWI comes with three of its best sneaker-cleaning essentials. Using this cleaner, protector and deodorizer regularly will keep your favorite sneaks looking (and smelling) fresh for a long, long time. Sneakerheads rejoice.$18.99 at

While there's certainly a true art to polishing shoes manually, it's a time-consuming process and requires a bit of know-how. This Hitti handheld shoe shine power tool changes the game and makes taking care of your shoes a breeze. Your USB rechargeable brush comes with four rotating heads, a set of polish and a buffer brush to use on dark shoes and a matching set for lighter shades. The simple spin-brush device truly takes the art of shoeshining into the 21st century. Added bonus: You can even use it on other polishable leather items.$29.99 at

You shouldn't clean your car with boat cleaner, and you shouldn't clean your suede with leather cleaner. In fact, you’ll definitely ruin them if you do. Suede is a more porous, softer material with a nap, or raised fibers, that give it that soft, velvety look and feel. You need to treat it with special products that won't damage the handsome finish. That's why you’ll want to get this Simple Shine Premium suede kit. It contains special erasers to lift off scuffs and stains, a rubber crepe ribbon brush to help with cleaning and restoring nap and a nylon and brass bristle brush for deeper cleaning. If you own suede shoes,boots, bags, belts and more, this is the kit for you.$15.99 at

Shoeshine kits are essentials for a well-cared for and polished shoe, but if you have the time and really want to ensure the life and quality of your leather footwear, this Otter Wax Leather Care kit is something you’ll want to check out. This top-quality set contains saddle soap to clean, leather salve to condition, leather oil to shine and boot wax to protect. This certainly ain't your father's shoe-shine kit.$39.95 at

Let's face it, boots (and shoes) were created to be worn outside of the office and unless you’re a hermit, you’re going to get them dirty. If you hike, shovel snow or even occasionally step in dog sh*t, then the Scrusher Deluxe Original Boot and Shoe Cleaner is going to change your life (especially if you step in a lot of dog sh*t). This step-in device contains 270 degrees of heavy-duty bristles that will keep your boots and shoes (and your home) free of dirt, grime, salt, sand and yes, dog sh*t. It won't keep your dress shoes shiny, but damn will it keep them clean.$84.99 at

Now that you know how easy it is too keep your boots, shoes and sneakers clean and well-kempt, there's nothing left to stop you from taking over the world. Or at least, from walking around with dog sh*t stuck to your shoe.

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