The name is fairly self explanatory. A shoe shine sponge is a sponge
which can be wiped across leather shoes to provide instant shine.
The shine sponge has been designed for situations where someone
does not have the time or inclination to apply polish or cream to
a leather shoe; or, for when a shoe does not require a full polish.
The drawback to a shine sponge is that it does not provide any lasting
care to your leather shoes. If the only longterm care given leather
shoes is a shine sponge, the leather will soon deteriorate. As with
wax polish, it is essential to pick the correct colour of shine
sponge for a shoe.