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BEST Shoe Shine

2011 BEST Shoe Shine

David’s Instant Shoe Repair

Nothing ruins a good pair of Ferragamos like a scuff. Or sidewalk salt. Or dog poop. So if you’ve got road hazards nipping at your heels, let us suggest you sic David’s on them. A Financial District landmark, this homespun… read more»

2005 BEST Shoe Shine

Prudential Center Shoe Shine and Repair


George Trantafillidis learned his trade from his father, who operated out of the same closet-size space for 36 years. Even the scruffiest loafers pose no challenge to his shoeshining skills, and he charges just four bucks a pair. That puts… read more»

2004 BEST Shoe Shine

Anderson Andrade


Some polishing jobs are so ineffective, they just seem like an excuse to take a load off for a few minutes. Not polishes by Anderson Andrade, who works his craft (in the lobby of 2 International Place) with all the… read more»

1999 BEST Shoe Shine

A Shining Example


When your shoes need to be as buff as the rest of you, head here. Three factors separate a great shoeshine from a merely good one. First, the high wooden thrones need to be sufficiently elevated to allow a sense… read more»

1994 BEST Shoe Shine

A Shining Example


There are plenty of good shoeshines around town, but only A Shining Example will come to your office to shine your shoes ($3), repair neckties and shoes, and provide stress-reduction massage. read more»

1993 BEST Shoe Shine

Eugene Bly


This street philosopher’s insights into life are worth $2 or $3, and you get a fine shine, too. read more»

1982 BEST Shoe Shine

Van Dyke’s Shine


Ann Connor inherits the polish and brushes from Lisa Roberts, who shined the shoes of Burt Reynolds and the French ambassador, for what it’s worth. read more»

1974 BEST Shoe Shine

Park Square Building

Quick, hand-applied shine. read more»