When removing the dye from the leather does it end up damaging the texture/softness of the leather? I got some black calf chukka boots coming in and been thinking of stripping some black dye off the toe/heel and replace it with violet.
Dang, guess they didn't maximize the radica leather so everyone got the same quality. The shoe snob did a great post explaining how shoe companies use their hides. (for anyone interested) http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2013/06/leather-quality-how-it-varies.html
They have brand new shoes, and if you call you can get on an irregulars (seconds) list which are brand new shoes with a flaws ranging from small blemishes to very noticeable blemishes.
For example: http://www.theshoemart.com/mas_assets/detail/ALD/FD-901.jpg
Price: 435$ new
Irregular list: 299$