If you don’t have a commercial shoeshine product handy, you can shine your shoes or boots with a lip balm such as ChapStick…or a light coat of floor wax or furniture polish. Apply, then wipe the shoes or boots dry and buff with a soft cloth.
Source: Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen are health investigators based in New York City who have spent decades collecting "cures from the cupboard." They are authors of Bottom Line's Treasury of Home Remedies & Natural Cures and Bottom Line's Household Magic. They are authors of the free e-letter Household Magic Daily Tips.