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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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dchall81 year ago
I never knew you could iron the wrinkles out of leather. Thank you for this.
bjagne jr. (author)  dchall811 months ago
no problem!
TH423 days ago

i tried this method for a leather holster i use. same principle really except in a square shape just for some old wrinkles i want out before the dying process but now i can throw it away and buy a new one.

the problem with this guide is that it's made to sound like anybody can do it and that absolutely nothing can go wrong and that's where i made the mistake, i put faith in an online article and now i pay the price.

in the future please consider warning about the downsides and don't do's. if done wrong you can seriously ruin any leather product. i can't tell what the cause is but i made it x10 times worse while following the guide. what started as a few small stripes turned into wrinkles that would put a bearded lizard to shame.

linlind257 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 ;)
johng6528 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.
ThornReBorn8 months ago
Brilliant!!
phudson48 months ago
Im a sneakerhead thanks I wish I'd thought of it.
luisguardado8 months ago
thank you so much for this, its gunna help my jordan 8s alot
czhao18 months ago
Will this work on my Laney 5s with the wrinkley type leather? And can I iron side of shoe or just toe?