Henry's Buff and Shine

A real, live, shoe shine, in the heart of Downtown Appleton.

About Henry's Buff and SHine

Henry Ptacek is an 8th grader in Appleton, WI. Inspired by his grandfather, he has learned to shine shoes.

Your shoes will be looking good as you sit in one of downtown Appleton's unique historical buildings and take a step back into time when shoeshines and smiles where the rule and not the exception.


You can find Henry at the Zuelke Building at the following times

  • Tuesday: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Saturdays: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Times are subject to changes, so please check the Facebook page.

During the Summer, Henry is often at Downtown Appleton's Farmer's market, that is, when he isn't playing in a baseball tournament.

Contact Henry's Buff and Shine

Feel free to email us about getting your shoes shined