1. Wipe the shoes clean with a slightly damp cloth and allow to dry. 2. Apply wax polish all over shoe with applicator brush and allow to soak in and dry for at least 20 mins 3. If you want a really good shine - military style - you will need some hard graft of applying polish with a cloth in 50p sized circles with a little split - and continue doing this over the front part of the shoe for at least an hour ! The polish will eventually come up like a mirror and water or spit is an essential part of process. 4. to get a normal shine use a really good, dense and clean horsehair brush and brush vigorously to a shine. If the brush has too much polish on it from previous use a good shine will be harder to achieve. 5. Finish with a soft clean polishing duster.