Posted on Oct 17, 2014
PFC Cedric Powell
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So if they were issues shoes, they were "corfram" perma-shiny ones.

You can use a mild abrasive like Brasso on a cotton rag and polish the shoe until the crust comes off. then use Windex to clean the Brasso off, then Pledge or another spray furniture polish to put some shine back on them.

In the future, the best thing to maintain those shoes are 1. Windex, 2. Pledge, 3. Edge dressing. Those are really he only things I'd put on them. If you get a scuff (that doesn't lift the plastic) use Brasso in small circles on the scuff mark until it disappears, then Windex, then Pledge.

They look right out of the box.
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SGT William B.
SGT William B.
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I'm actually pretty thankful for this post; I've been in four years, and worn my greens/ASUs twice. Moving to suede boots has likely spoiled my generation of soldiers.
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SGT Michael Glenn
SGT Michael Glenn
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That and many other niceties Sgt Bradley, most soldiers today would not like to have been in the Army some of us knew, there was no time out card BS, you had one color uniform and conformed to the regulations or you were out, much has changed...much has changed...
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CPL Rick Stasny
CPL Rick Stasny
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I agree, if you work in them daily Corframs are the only way to go. AKA Corashams money well spent.
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MSgt John McGowan
MSgt John McGowan
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SGT Michael Glenn - SGT. From where I set. 40 years retired this year. Alot has changed, not certain if it is all good. Heck of a fighting force if Washington doesn't turn uss into a third world country.
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SGT Steve Oakes
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First and foremost. Stop trying to take the easy way out! Next call the maker of the accursed liquid polish and see if they can help you. If not, mark it up to a lesson learned. Finally STOP TRYING TO TAKE THE EASY WAY OUT. It will, as illustrated by this incident, often blow up in your face. Good luck with the shoes.
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SGT Steve Oakes I do agree with you, however I feel it is important to distinguish between the easy way, and the smart way. The easy way, as you pointed out will usually blow up in your face resulting in more work needing to be done. I always prefer to work smarter instead of harder. I once had an NCO explain to me the true definition of laziness: doing it the smart way, the right way, the first time. If you just half-ass it or another "lazy" method, it will just result in additional work later on. But if you do it right the first time, then it's done. And THAT is true laziness :)
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SGT Michael Glenn
SGT Michael Glenn
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Sgt Oaks, did you mention to stop taking the easy way out???? lol...I totally agree with you !!!
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SGT Gabriel G.
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you'll be alright dude
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