16 Aug '17, 7pm

Great piece from @theshoesnob84 about my shoeshine man-crush, Steven, at @ShoeshineUk

Great piece from @theshoesnob84 about my shoeshine man-crush, Steven, at @ShoeshineUk

Steven has actually been in the shoe shine industry for far longer than myself, about 15-16 years to be exact and has been plying his trade at the London Hilton on Park Lane. At his spot, Steven has the traditional shine stand set up with a comfy chair and foot stools but does not do it in the same quick fashion. While it would look like any other quick shine set-up, Steven actually does a much more intensive shine that lasts between 20-30 minutes depending on the shoe/leather/customer’s needs etc. You see he does not use brushes so much like your traditional shoe shine stand. Instead, he applies nearly all of the products with his bare fingers, rubbing it into the leather and thus opening up the pores of the skin through the heat/friction generated by his fingers. This is not the first time that I have seen this method being used and I must say that it is intriguing nonet...

Full article: http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2017/08/the-go-to-london-s...

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