Boot care history

shoe-blackWhile shoe and boot polish had its heyday in the 20th Century, bootblacking was very much of the 19th Century. The old faithful shoe care product dubbin has its roots centuries before and has lived through to the present day – its purpose the same if the composition modernised.

The menu on the left sets out historical background to these products, both generally and specifically. It is an ever-expanding resource with information added regularly and additions are greatly appreciated from all.