If you ever had an idea of Shoe shining to be a modern day invention – think again, Shoe Shining and use of Shoe polish dates way back to medieval times, when humanity started using leather. Shoe polish was invented in Poland and hence the name Polish. The first shoe polish brand Punch was introduced in 1851, and that was nearest to the quality of modern day polish was introduced by Kiwi in 1904.
Though Shoe polish was in high demand during the periods of World War, where soldiers needed to maintain and shine their boots, the use of shoe polish declined in later period. But now with the invention of Automatic shoe shiners and Electrical shining machines – shoe polishing has become more convenient and necessity of modern man.