Advantages restores colour, nourishes and protects leather shoes/boots
Disadvantages only available in a 75ml tube
Gone are the days where I would spend ages polishing my school shoes as a youngster. It was a ritual in our house where we would come home from school and polish our shoes for the next day. We would place a sheet of newspaper on the worktop, alongside an old tin of black shoe polish and two brushes. One brush was used to apply the polish and the other to brush and polish your shoes. Whilst I have fond memories of doing this as a youngster and watching my Father do this umpteen times, I now prefer products which are more convenient to use (and less messy), which is why I purchased Kiwi Colourshine black shoe polish.
Kiwi is a well known brand of shoe care specialists and was established in 1906, so their products can be trusted to care for your shoes. There aren't many shoe polish brands to choose from, but this maybe because we now buy shoes made from different materials and in different colours.
Kiwi Colourshine in the colour Black was purchased from Tesco costing £2.50 for a 75ml tube. Kiwi Colourshine is a black wax shoe polish to nourish and protect leather. Before polishing your shoes you need to ensure that they are clean and dry, then shake the bottle with the cap on, squeeze the bottle against the shoe to release the polish and spread evenly across the surface of the shoe and polish.
You can feel the polish moving around the bottle when you shake it, so it's easy to tell when you are running low. The shoe polish does have a thin consistency, but not too thin so that it runs off your shoe when applied.
Kiwi Colourshine has a unique long lasting two layer sponge with controlled dosing. The sponge applicator has a hole in the middle for the polish to come out of and you just need to pump it once for one dose of polish. I find that one dose is enough to polish two adult sized shoes. The sponge before use is white and then turns black once you have dispensed the polish. The sponge is very durable and doesn't fall to pieces when polishing and as long as you polish your shoes properly you will not be left with any wax residue. To keep the sponge applicator soft you can wash is with warm water and blot dry. It only takes a couple of minutes for the polish to completely dry so it's convenient and quick to use.
The main reason for using shoe polish is to polish your shoes but Kiwi Colourshine also helps to protect them, making them more durable. This is essential in our house as our eldest Son is now in school and has come home with mud, glue and paint on his shoes, so polishing his shoes is done on a daily basis. He also likes to use his feet (rather than using his brakes) when on his bike, so by polishing his shoes we can at least try to minimise the appearance of scuff marks and scratches.
I find that Kiwi Colourshine gives shoes/boots a 'matt' appearance, rather than the shiny polished appearance that you get from using traditional shoe polish from a tin. However, I am happy with the way that it polishes our shoes, so it doesn't bother me that our shoes are not super shiny.
Overall, I give Kiwi Colourshine 4 stars. It loses a star as the tube is only 75ml and could do with being larger. Other than that it is highly effective as a black shoe polish as it restores colour, nourishes and protects leather shoes/boots.
For further information, please visit: www.kiwicare.co.uk
Thanks for reading xx
© sweetdaisy 2012
|Value for Money||Good value|
|Do you need to use much for each clean?||A little goes a long way|
|Irritable to skin?||Gentle|
|Longlasting effects?||Keeps things looking clean for longer than average|
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