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Old 05-08-2016, 12:57 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by Gumby View Post
I enjoy polishing my shoes and always have. It is mindless relaxation, and a nice spit shine always makes me happy. When I was in the Navy, I eschewed the Corframs, because they make your feet sweat and are irrecoverable once scratched. Instead, I shined my leather shoes every day.

I didn't like Corfam shoes either but I wore the white ones because they were so much easier to clean. Much preferred leather for the black ones.

Best deal ever was my first tour (Philippines), at least with respect to shoes. For a few pesos a week I'd just put my shoes outside my door in the evening and in the morning they'd be beautifully shined.

Old habits die hard and when I got my first civilian job after 28 years in the Navy people commented that my shoes always looked like they'd just been shined (probably because they had been.) However, this was a habit that has been very easy to break in retirement.

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