In our store we have a range of Cadet parade shoes to make you look smart on parade Worn by cadets in the ATC. We have been in the business of selling parade shoes for the last 30 years and have kitted out cadets all over the United Kingdom. Parade shoes are important but need not break the bank. We offer both male and female cadet shoes and in different styles. We have budget shoes to the more expensive rubber sole versions. Take a look at our range.
Capped Oxford Toe
The cadet parade shoe is a classic Oxford design for events and parades.
Bull polishing or spit and shine is a term use for polishing cadets shoes to a high gloss finish. It is a special method that gives a mirror finish. It is extremely effective in polishing leather.Some squadrons require the cadet shoes to be Bulled or polished to a high shine.
It is a method used in the armed forces for cleaning and showing leather goods for the inspections.It gives the cadet parade shoes a finish that is like patent leather. Some people keep a pair of shoes in a permanent state of shine just for the parade as it can be time consuming to bull the shoes.
It is not easy to achieve this result and it takes some practice.Once you have become efficient in the method great results can be achieved.The method involves applying layers of polish to the cadet parade shoes. It is not a quick process and does take a lot of time to become and expert but with patience you will get results.Unfortunately the layers of polish on the cadet shoes is very brittle and the polish does crack and all the good work can be undone is seconds.
This method can also be used on the army cadet boots