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How to Uncrease Your Sneakers!!

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Want to get rid of those ugly crease lines in your sneakers? Follow these steps to get rid of them! This method is primarily for leather material shoes. I used an iron with a steam feature on my Jordan Retro 5's "Fire Red".
 
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Step 1: Gather Your Materials !

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You will need 1:Creased sneakers (leather material) 2. A bottle of water 3. A iron that can produce steam 4. Cardboard inserts 5.paper 6.2x Wash clothes

Step 2: Fold your packing paper

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Grab some regular paper, this will be used pack the inside of the shoe.

Step 3: Bring them together

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The better packed the paper is the better it'll form to the shoe. Once the leather cools down it will return back to the original shape.

Step 4: Put them in

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Place inserts inside the shoes. The forms I used were from the original box. Make sure the shoe forms correspond with the correct feet.

Step 5: Remove the laces

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It is easier to iron the toe box of the sneaker without the laces being in the shoe. Additionally, removing the laces protects them from being burnt.

Step 6: Fill up the iron

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Fill up the iron with water to the designated line. Do not have the iron plugged in.

Step 7: Prep!

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Before you start ironing grab 2 cotton cloths to put over the shoe. These cloths will be used to protect the shoe from burning.

Step 8: Protect your product.

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Pour an excessive amount of water over the toe box. This will protect the shoe from being burnt.

Step 9: Start ironing

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Begin to iron the cloth over the areas where their are creases on the shoes. Let the iron steam on the shoe to warm up the leather this will cause it to stretch.

Step 10: Let them cool

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At this point your about done. Let the sneakers cool down with the cloths still on them so the change in temperature wont be to dramatic.

Step 11: Your done!

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dchall89 months ago
I never knew you could iron the wrinkles out of leather. Thank you for this.
bjagne jr. (author)  dchall87 months ago
no problem!
linlind254 months ago
OrienteeringPro and tbibb, there is probably no difference in the before and after pictures because they were already done once and then again to show in the instructable.. dont always thini someone is going to take all their time to do an instructable just to yank ur chain..gezzz..... nice instructable ;)
johng6524 months ago
Ok how did you think of doing this? Have you tried it on leather dress shoes? Simply brilliant!

No, this would ruin real leather. Sneakers aren't made of real leather. There's no difference in the before and after pictures of these sneakers either...

I noticed the same thing about the photos.
ThornReBorn4 months ago
Brilliant!!
phudson44 months ago
Im a sneakerhead thanks I wish I'd thought of it.
luisguardado4 months ago
thank you so much for this, its gunna help my jordan 8s alot
czhao14 months ago
Will this work on my Laney 5s with the wrinkley type leather? And can I iron side of shoe or just toe?