about 20 times Click to see full answer. Beside this, can you use shoe polish on bags?While typically used on footwear, shoe polish is not limited to just shoes, and can be applied to all leather products, including handbags. Though it’s safe for leather handbags, don’t use shoe polish on nonleather bags made of cloth or suede, because the chemicals in the polish can damage or stain these products.Additionally, can you use shoe polish to change shoe color? If you use black shoe polish on brown work boots, the result would be some color in between brown and black. However, every time you polish with the black polish the boot will get blacker. If you want to change the color to black I would suggest using Fiebing’s leather dye instead. Herein, should you shine new dress shoes? Wear your newly shined shoes with pride. We recommend a shining them once a week depending on the frequency of wear. If you only wear your dress shoes occasionally, we recommend a shining them once a month or the night before you wear them.Will shoe polish rub off?The best way that I found to keep the polish from rubbing off the boots is to polish them with the right colored wax, then add another coat of a neutral, or clear polish. It will add more of a shine, and it won’t discolor anything it rubs against.