Introduction: Give Old Boots a New Look

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I really like the mountaineering boot look this year. Trouble is I don't have an extra $80 bucks to blow on a new pair. I remembered my mum saved an old pair of my leather boots. They were excellent quality (FYRE), so I decided to give them a makeover. Great thing is, it only cost me $20.00 big ones.

Step 1: Time to Lean...time to Clean

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I started with rubbing alcohol to get the first layer of dirt off. These poor shoes have been abandoned in a garage for the last decade. Then I hit them up with saddle soap several times.

Step 2: Time to Get Tacky

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I went online and decided I needed some new brackets or hooks. Ebay for just a few dollars. Then it's glue. I thought they would snap together and that would be all. But I was sorely mistaken. I'm not sure if there is some special tool, probably there is. But I just used some glue and pliers. 

Step 3: Hop on the Fur Pile

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I went to Joann fabrics and got some faux fur for the inside of the boot. I traced the tongue of the boot and cut the fabric to match. I did the same for the inside of the boot.

Step 4: Viola

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Some new laces and here is the finished product. Now I have a great pair of re-purposed boots that are warm and cost effective.


m0unt21nt0p (author)2015-03-07

This give a lot of good ideas. Great job!

MikeL4 (author)2014-11-28

If I may...

You should change "Step 4 : Viola" to "Step 4 : Et voilà"

"Viola" as a totally different meaning ;)

jukeyjean (author)2012-11-24


CaseyCase (author)2012-11-18

I had an old pair of work boots that were pretty rough. I chose to spiff them up by stenciling a neon blue Nike "swoosh" on the sides. Got stopped my a businessman who commented, "didn't know Nike made work boots." It's a prototype model, I responded.

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