Bleached Vans Sneaker

(This can turn out well and look good but you have to be safe.)

Step 1: Get the Shoes

Now get a pair of Vans Old Skool. These can be new shoes or ones you already own. I personally think it will look better with new ones being, that I used ones that I wear regularly.

Step 2: Grab Your Bleach

Now you can grab your bleach and gloves, you can also wear eye protection.

Step 3: Pouring Bleach on the Shoe

*Be careful* Make sure you are working in a well ventilated area and using gloves and eye protection. Pour the bleach into a measuring cup. Pour the bleach onto the shoe slowly covering the whole shoe.

Step 4:

Once the bleach has covered the shoe you can move on to the next shoe. You should see the results of the bleach within 30 seconds of adding the bleach. After about a minute you can start to add bleach to places that are not orange yet.

Step 5: *Important Information*

Once you're finished you'll notice that the whole shoe is not orange. This is because the toe box, heel cup and the eyestay are all suede and the upper and tongue are canvas. For some reason only the canvas will have a reaction with the bleach. When you let the bleach dry, it can take up to two nights. I sped up the process by using a hair dryer. You can also use a heat gun. Just don't leave the bleach to dry in the sun it'll turn white. It will look better if you use clean or new Vans because as you can see in the picture the toe box is a little dis-colored that could be the black dye reacting with the bleach and running down but I think it is dirt. Make sure you rinse the shoe thoroughly and find a way to get the smell out. The smell will come out over time but at first it is not pleasant.

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    seamster

    7 months ago

    Hey, pretty neat way to upgrade your shoes. Nice result!