How To Dye Leather Shoes

Thursday, November 11, 2010

About two years ago, I was in a frenzy to get another pair of Doc Martens 8 hole boots. I used to have a black pair in the 90's which I wore to near death. They were beautifully soft and distressed. However, after being shelved for two decades and moving from one house to the other, they got lost.

I found my second pair in a little discount shoe store along Shaw Blvd but they only had my size in one color which was this kind of green:




It wasn't my first choice, but it was the only pair left and it isn't as easy to come upon a pair of Docs today as it was 20 years ago, besides, the color was kinda cute. I thought I'd have fun with it for awhile, so I bought it.

I did have fun with it several times but after awhile, I got tired of the color, it was getting old and harder to match by the day. plus, they didn't do much for my "not so long" legs.

The weather's been cold again lately, perfect time for boots! How I wished my Docs were black. They'd look so nice with black tights and whatever, everything! I started doing research for some DIY tips online for dyeing leather. Couldn't find anything remotely useful so I forgot about it for a few weeks.

Then a few days ago, my sandals broke so I had them fixed in Mr. Quickie. out of curiosity, I started interviewing their employee about dyeing shoes, if it's possible, how it's done, how much, etc, etc. After an intensive interrogation, I finally decided. What the hey, they can't come out that bad....so i took the plunge, brought them over and had them dyed black. (I was really nervous about it)

After about 4 hours, it was time to pick them up. As soon as I laid my eyes on them, I was ecstatic! They were totally gorgeous and only cost me P350.00. It looked like a bought them black.

So if you're iffy about having stuff dyed, relax, they do a good job, cheapest new shoes I ever purchased ;)


ps. I promise to post a pic as soon as I get to borrow my mom's cam. Still haven't had mine replaced/fixed.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

How To Dye Leather Shoes

About two years ago, I was in a frenzy to get another pair of Doc Martens 8 hole boots. I used to have a black pair in the 90's which I wore to near death. They were beautifully soft and distressed. However, after being shelved for two decades and moving from one house to the other, they got lost.

I found my second pair in a little discount shoe store along Shaw Blvd but they only had my size in one color which was this kind of green:




It wasn't my first choice, but it was the only pair left and it isn't as easy to come upon a pair of Docs today as it was 20 years ago, besides, the color was kinda cute. I thought I'd have fun with it for awhile, so I bought it.

I did have fun with it several times but after awhile, I got tired of the color, it was getting old and harder to match by the day. plus, they didn't do much for my "not so long" legs.

The weather's been cold again lately, perfect time for boots! How I wished my Docs were black. They'd look so nice with black tights and whatever, everything! I started doing research for some DIY tips online for dyeing leather. Couldn't find anything remotely useful so I forgot about it for a few weeks.

Then a few days ago, my sandals broke so I had them fixed in Mr. Quickie. out of curiosity, I started interviewing their employee about dyeing shoes, if it's possible, how it's done, how much, etc, etc. After an intensive interrogation, I finally decided. What the hey, they can't come out that bad....so i took the plunge, brought them over and had them dyed black. (I was really nervous about it)

After about 4 hours, it was time to pick them up. As soon as I laid my eyes on them, I was ecstatic! They were totally gorgeous and only cost me P350.00. It looked like a bought them black.

So if you're iffy about having stuff dyed, relax, they do a good job, cheapest new shoes I ever purchased ;)


ps. I promise to post a pic as soon as I get to borrow my mom's cam. Still haven't had mine replaced/fixed.

No comments: