Brush polish to a high shine...

#1
Evening all.

I've recently acquired a set of 3-hole Doc Marten's shoes to wear with my Hatch-Match-&-Dispatch suit.

Being keen to keep up a smart appearance, I've taken the Kiwi to them a couple of times now, but the polish isn't developing like I'm used to on boots. I've heard that the factory now puts a varnish or coating on the leather that protects the shoes from moisture when they're shipped out, and keeps them looking OK-ish in the shoe-shop.
However, this coating does seem to stop the polish penetrating the leather and doing its stuff.

Proword: No-WAH

Is it possible to get this coating off without ruining the leather underneath?
 
#2
try white spirit or turps
after drinking that you wont care.
 
#6
If you want to give the right impression it's not Doc Marten shoes, trust me on this.
He's right, if you want to impress with your footwear ( and the ladeez do look at shoes) then do a bit of saving and spend maybe a couple of hundred quid on a good quality pair of shoes. Keep them well polished and clean, re- heel and re- sole when needed and you will be fighting the ladeez off with a sharp stick.
 
#8
He's right, if you want to impress with your footwear ( and the ladeez do look at shoes) then do a bit of saving and spend maybe a couple of hundred quid on a good quality pair of shoes. Keep them well polished and clean, re- heel and re- sole when needed and you will be fighting the ladeez off with a sharp stick.
Jabba the Hut in a pair of Lobbs?
 
#9
Havng worn Docs for years, just keep on brushing and polish followed by a quick rub over with a duster, result shiney shiney.

For matches and dispatches, a pair on handmade brogues are the way ahead.
 
#11
I take it that's a suit for christenings rather than something you wear to watch female friends and relatives hatch their offspring? Unless you're a doctor of course....
 

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