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PS...I don't do the patent shiny shoes but I have got a pair of "oxfords" that I try to spit polish, never having been in the forces I am not that good at it!
Yes, there's nothing like a good "spit" shine!
The shoe shine stands in many airports here in the States do a great job, and their prices are quite reasonable. Ask if they have a high gloss option, for which they might charge an extra dollar. They may call it a "wax" shine or something similar. Not to bring up a sore subject, but a gratuity of $1.00 per pair of shoes is in order, that being roughly 15% to 20% of the normal fee.