Shoes need to be maintained, otherwise the investment is wasted. They certainly won’t have the longevity they should and will not develop the patina associated with regular polishing.
While choosing a pair of fine shoes for someone else can be a daunting task, buying the shoe aficionado a kit to care for their footwear is next to foolproof.
Shinekits.com was started by two guys in Victoria, British Columbia who wanted to offer men a kit that embodies the qualities of workmanship, value and timelessness. Hand crafted in Canada from your choice of Douglas fir or cedar, their Ultimate Shoe Shine Kit contains 2 Horse Hair Applicator Brushes, 2 Horse Hair Buffing Brushes, 2 Flannel Shine Cloths and 3 Cans of Angelus Shoe Polish (Black, Brown and Neutral) which is pretty much all you need.
Price: $199 (free shipping in the USA and Canada)