Over the years I have occasionally posted things that are culturally different, but this one is something I have never covered–the lost art of shoe shining. Never in America have I seen shoe shiners, but her in Kenya, you cannot make it half a block without passing them. These men can shine shoes, resole old shoes, or just make you a new pair from scratch. The only thing they don’t offer are pedicures.
Below are pictures of the process. I would break it down for you step by step, but I don’t know how it works…not something I have ever had done.