Geez, I hope that’s not true but here’s something you can do to upgrade your look: Get an instant shine sponge. They’re cheap (under $10) and you can give your shoes a quick once-over before you head out to your day. I have one that I keep on the shelf next to my shoes. Before I put my shoes on I give each one maybe 5-10 seconds of "shine". 10-20 seconds a day and my shoes look reasonably decent — certainly better than the dull, scuffed, look they had before.