Forum: Irish / Irish - Hardshoe

Polishing hard shoes?
By kss
On Wed Aug 03, 2016 05:36 PM

This has probably been covered somewhere here, but I can't get the search function to work...

Should Irish hard shoes be polished? If so, does a particular product need to be used or any black polish for leather shoes?

Thanks!

5 Replies to Polishing hard shoes?

re: Polishing hard shoes?
By TrumpetsGo
On Wed Aug 03, 2016 07:53 PM
I think, maybe,
so that its neat and shine :)
re: Polishing hard shoes?
By krisinstitches
On Thu Aug 04, 2016 06:13 AM
For regular feisanna, I would lightly polish dd's shoes (both hard and soft shoes), just to cover the scuffs from dance class. For Oireachtas and other big competitions, I'd do a more thorough polishing job.

Yes, any regular black shoe polish works. I used a creme polish. Just make sure to buff them well to get off excess, otherwise you could have some color transfer to socks and the underskirt of the dress.
re: Polishing hard shoes?
By HBwahinemember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Thu Aug 04, 2016 08:31 AM
I use the inexpensive sponge top black polish (I think I bought it at Payless shoes) and then I have a fat-tipped Sharpie marker for the heels and toes of hard shoes. It's always my routine the night before a feis.
re: Polishing hard shoes?
By StrattonBlack
On Thu Aug 04, 2016 09:18 AM
Definitely shine them. I also shine my daughter's soft shoes when they begin looking bad. My daughter once did a feis and the only comment she got was "Shine shoes!" Lol.
re: Polishing hard shoes?
By kss
On Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:34 PM
Thank you so much, everyone, this was really helpful!

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