Welcome to our shoe and leather care products website. It is brought to you by Michael and Janet Cartwright, we were owners of The Cobbler's Corner, a shoe repair and leather shop in Old Saybrook, CT. from 1978 until 2000.

When we were closing our shop after being in business for 22 years we realized that the number of shops providing these goods are dwindling fast in this country. We thought you might appreciate having them supplied along with some guidance on how to use them via the internet. That was the beginning of shoeshinekit.com. opening in Feb. 2000. The Shoe Shine Kit is run by Janet but Michael is a constant and expert consultant.

When you start moving through the site you will find that some of the sections are for items that are for sale and other sections offer you instructions on how to use them to keep your shoes and leather goods looking good and make them last longer.

Michael is now a Board Certified Pedorthist. Pedorthics is the design, manufacture, modification and fit of footwear, including foot orthoses, to alleviate foot problems caused by disease, congenital defect, overuse or injury.

In February 2008 Michael opened a new "The Cobbler's Corner" Shoe Repair Shop and Pedorthic Center at 246 East Main Street, Clinton CT. Tel: 860-664-3664.

The Shoe Shine Kit
Janet Cartwright
10 Bluff Ave. Unit 112
Clinton, CT 06413

Phone 860 669 4281

RETURN POLICY Return any unused item within 30 days for a refund of the purchase price shipping not included. Customers must pay for return shipping.

Please send to the address above.

Disclaimer: All leather is different in how it is processed and finished by the manufacturer. Therefore it is always necessary to test a product on an inconspicuous area to make sure that the results are what you want. Always give it a chance to dry thoroughly before proceeding.

SALES TAX: A 6.35% state sales tax is collected on all orders shipped within CT.


ORDERING ON THE INTERNET is safe and easy. VISA and MASTERCARD are accepted and also we accept Paypal. You are connected to a Yahoo Store which is a secure ordering site. If you prefer to order by mail please print order form and mail to: Janet Cartwright, The Shoe Shine Kit, 10 Bluff Ave. Unit 112, Clinton, CT 06413

SHIPPING INFO: We ship our orders USPS Priority, Parcel Select or UPS Ground depending on pricing and restrictions for flammable liquids and aerosol sprays. When we establish the best way to ship we will send tracking information


These are the charges that are calculated automatically when ordering. Sometimes additional charges are necessary and if it is excessive we will email you in advance.

Domestic Shipping Rates for USA (lower 48 States)

$5.00 the charge is 6.10

$10.01 to $15.00 the charge is $7.75

$15.01 to $20.00 is $8.75

$20.01 to $30.00 the charge is $9.75

$30.01 to 40.00 the charge is $10.75

$40.01 to $50.00 the charge is $11.75

$50.01 to $70.00 the charge is $13.75

$70.01 to $90.00 the charge is $14.75

$90.01 to $125.00 the charge is $15.75

$125.01 to 150.00 the charge is 17.95

$150.01 and $200.00 the charge is $25.00

Any larger order we can quote the shipping price for you.

Canadian Shipping Chart: USPS order under 4lbs are sent First Class International, over 4lbs. USPS Priority Mail or UPS Standard Ground.

0 to $10.00 is $14.50 USD

$10.01 to $15.00 is $17.50

$15.01 to $22.00 is $20.00

$22.01 to $30.00 is $25.00

$30.01 to $50.00 is $39.00

$50.01 to $70.00 is $42.00

$70.01 to $90.00 is $42.00

$90.01 to $125.00 is $44.00

$125.00 to $150.00 is $53.00

$150.01 to $250.00 is $55.00

Any order larger that $250.00 we will quote you a price before shipping.

MESSAGE TO OUR CANADIAN CUSTOMERS: We have just recently opened our site to accept orders online from Canada. I am experimenting with an estimated shipping charge that will appear on your order form. If it is way high or way low it will be adjusted. If you have any questions please email us. As in the past, the customer is responsible for any taxes, brokerage or customs fees in your country. As stated in the customs laws the custom value is the transaction value of the items in US Dollars. I also read that if your order is $20.00 or less (Canadian Dollars) it is Duty -and/or tax free. Flammable liquids and aerosol cans cannot be mailed to Canada. Welcome to our store.

Orders to Military Post Offices are always sent Priority Mail, no aerosol cans or flammable liquids can be mailed. Alaska and HI also by Priority Mail.


UPS Express Shipping is also available by calling 1-860-669-4281 Monday-Friday 9:00AM to 4:00PM EST. Not all of our products can be sent express because some items cannot be put on an airplane such as flammable liquids and aerosol spray cans.

UPS cannot deliver to P.O. Boxes but if your order can be sent Parcel post we will ship. Mailing restrictions apply.

Thank you for checking out our site and we hope to hear from you soon. Janet and Michael