Sydney March 2013
I went to a high school where the prefects would episodically check that you had your black shoes appropriately shined as you arrived for school. The penalty for failing to meet “the standard” was that you were forced to shine your shoes and pay a fine. Ten cents was a rather hefty fine back in those days! By sheer force of habit, my shoes are regularly shined and polished. And yes, I use “kiwi” brand products.
And on a similar note, heaven help you if your “gym” shoes weren’t white enough, or if you weren’t fit enough for that matter. The School’s Physical Education Master was formerly a drill Sergeant in the Royal Australian Army. 😮