Who Shines Their Shoes?

Shoeshine at AirportEver walk by those shoe shine guys at the airport or on the street and say to yourself “who shines their shoes anymore”? If you were smart, it’d be you!

I’ve never had my shoes shined by one of these guys before, but on a recent trip from New York, I stopped by the stand in Concourse A at DIA (Denver International Airport) and gave it a try. I just had a  jam-packed weekend at home with Kim and my shoes were terribly scuffed from being in a packed bar. As I hopped up in the chair, the guy said, “Size 13, right”?

“That’s right”. I was impressed already.

About 5 minutes of chit chat and polishing, my Bostonians looked better than new. The charge was $5 (and I gave him $5 tip on top). After returning to the office, a coworker said they had a military shine to them.

Don’t be shy the next time you walk by a stand with a pair of leather shoes on. Take 5 minutes to take care of your shoes. Heck, I’ve even seen women in the big chair getting their heels shined! Your shoes will thank you with a longer life!

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