Meet the woman who has been polishing shoes for nearly 20 years

“There’s nothing like a pair of shiny boots to change your life,” said Denise Pullen, owner of Classic Shine.

HOUSTON — It’s Women’s History Month and we’re spotlighting a woman who has worked in a male-dominated business for nearly 20 years at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

“There’s nothing like a pair of shiny boots to change your life,” said Denise Pullen, owner of Classic Shine.

Pullen and his team turn these work boots into church boots.

“I love it because every time someone sits in your chairs, it’s a different story,” Pullen said. “No two stories are the same.”

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Two years ago those stories stopped, but not Denise.

“Because that’s what you have to do in life,” Pullen said. “You have to stand up. You have to show up and you have to ask for the deal.”

The company behind the boots runs deeper than any wallet.

“A well-dressed man always has shiny shoes or boots,” said Classic Shine customer Greer Patton.

“It just gives you a bit more confidence,” said fellow customer Eddie Deeds.

Whether you’re on the big stage or just wandering the halls of the rodeo, Pullen says everyone should shine.

“Nellup is my last name spelled backwards,” Pullen said. “Sometimes in life, if you do things backwards, it turns out to be a forward-thinking way.”

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As people move on, the woman who has shined shoes at the rodeo since 2003 couldn’t be happier.

“We’re back and shining bright at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo,” Pullen said.

Classic Shine is expected to shine nearly 9,000 shoes at the 90th Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.


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