Red Shoe Polish Boots Transformation!Holly By Heart
By Holly by Heart
I own shoe polish. A lot of it! Not many people I know do, which is a shame as shoe polish is amazing! I love shoes and boots! I’ve often had boots reheeled or repaired. Polishing shoes means that they last longer and stay looking newer for longer. But shoe polish also has other uses!
I bought these amazing red clarks boots from a charity shops before Christmas for £8. They’re a perfect fit and are so comfy! I wore them over Christmas as they’re very red and match my red and black Christmas jumper.
Since Christmas, I haven’t worn them much as I don’t wear a lot of red. Rather than see them languishing in the bottom of my wardrobe (along with my high heels), I thought it try to make them a slightly different colour!
One of my many tins of shoe polish is a very dark red colour called ‘ox blood’. I’m not sure why I bought it as I don’t own any shoes that colour but it was 39p and I can’t resist a bargain!
In the past I’ve accidentally changed the colour of a pair of boots by using dark tan polish on light tan leather so I thought I’d see what would happen if I used ox blood red on the slightly faded red boots.
There’s always been an argument my family over how best to apply shoe polish. My mum applied with with a cloth and then buffs with a brush whilst my dad applied with a brush and buffs with a cloth.
Considering how strong the colour of the polish was and messy I am, I went for the least like the to splatter option of carefully applying the polish with a brush then gently buffing with an old sock!
The moment of truth! Once the excess polish was removed, I was really happy with the results! The slightly darker colour is much more wearable for me.
They even match my coat now!