Thanks for this post Gabru, because I wanted to show you some love for inspiring my latest sole recolor, on my now underutilized Bourbon Larchmont; your Moras look great, BTW. With flash the soles appear red, without flash best reps the true color. Will get much more use from these now, too
Has "Bourbon Thursday" already been proposed? It sounds cool.
And same here, I wear my moras now more often after the edge color change.
Appreciate it Gabru - I would've started my bourbon shoe sole switch exploits (say THAT ten times fast!) with my moras, but I just noticed that THE HEELS ARE SEPARATING from the sole... A recent topic on the thread. Not worn 10 times to date, maybe closer to five wears. I don't think I'll be gluing the heels back on - AE can fix that. Sending them back tomorrow for repair. But when they return...
I start with a couple layers of dye, leather conditioner (lexol for this job), some beeswax buffed into sole, a couple layers of brown edge dressing, then - a new step - a layer or two of satin acrylic finisher for even more shine, and to lock in all that dye and stuff. FYI, I stripped off the black burnish from the shoes and polished with just bourbon polish, which I'll use exclusively from now on. Hope this helps and best of luck - not for the faint of heart. I saw a post recently commenting that black soles were the only way to go... I have a bit more imagination and the improving skills to choose my own color for soles. If you don't like boring black shoes, why like boring black soles on bourbon or burgundy shoes? The contrast is drastic and pretty awful IMO. In fact, go to the MTO thread and count how many MTO's have BLACK soles. You won't need one hand... 😞 Post pics when you take the plunge!