Introduction: Shoes Repair and Get Vintage Style

The old shoes already lost its beauty. Restore theThe old moccasins already lost its beauty. Restore them to life.

Step 1: Before Photos and What You Need

You need:

-A pair of shoes made of genuine or not genuine leather, without finishing coat (roughly like nubuck).

-Sponge for washing;

-Shoe glue;

-Heavy stuff for gluing;

-Masking tape;


-Special color dye for leather and airbrush(optional) or cotton sponge;

-Finishing agent for leather and sponge;

-Insoles for shoes.

Step 2: Washing Shoes

Footwear wash in warm water with a sponge. No need to use any cleaning agents, they can damage the material of the shoe top.

If your shoes are not made of genuine leather, do not use a rigid sponge. This could damage the shoe top layer.

It is necessary to dry from 4 hours to 24 hours.

Step 3: Use Glue

Use glue to repair the places where disunited parts of footwear. If the joint space badly glued together, you can use sandpaper for better grip. For better bonding after bonding using something heavy.

In me shoes fell off the plate frame. I disconnected the portion of the seal from the insole to be glued to the place where the plate was.

Each place of gluing must be given time to dry (according to the instructions of the glue).

Step 4: Preparing for Dyeing

In order to protect the soles of the dye used masking tape. After pasting the contour of the sole masking tape, cut the masking tape as one of the photos. It will neatly wrap masking tape on the sole.

Prepare dye.

Step 5: Dyeing

I dye with an airbrush. If not, use a cotton sponge. The first layer of trying to apply a solid color. The second layer I raise the brightness and make the dark places (only possible with the airbrush).

Each layer should be allow to dry for at least an hour.

Step 6: Applying a Finishing Agent

Apply with a sponge finish means rubbing movements. For a better shine and color selection I put 2 layers of finishing agents. Each layer should be about half an hour - an hour to dry.
After that, remove the masking tape.

Step 7: Insert Insole

Insoles can be glued on the inside to prevent shifts to wear. But it is difficult to further replacement insoles.

Step 8: Success

The process of repair and make-up is completed. Shoes look great and convenient as ever!

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