Background: I'm a STAB who's been in for almost four years, big fancy parade coming up, just been issued a set of 2s, and theres a good chance I'll be getting my first stripe. So id thought id get a decent set of boots. Now I know how to look after my normal boots, and after seeing my new ammo boots arrive I'm a bit confused. The heel and cap are everyday leather, which I should have no problem shining up but everything else is a kind of mottled leather. So far my google search has revealed that I should do something involving fire. Would someone kindly explain why most of the boot looks like this, and how to make it super shiny like everyone elses.