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I've decided to give the navy shoe dying experiment a try. I ordered the dye and will hopefully get a chance to do this over the weekend. Here is what I'm starting with:
Nice. Let us know how thelse experiment progresses.
post #18347 of 19067
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Originally Posted by mreams99 View Post

I've decided to give the navy shoe dying experiment a try. I ordered the dye and will hopefully get a chance to do this over the weekend. Here is what I'm starting with: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

You may want to try that thread http://www.styleforum.net/t/45530/shoe-antiquing  it contains a lot of useful tips about dyeing shoes.

post #18348 of 19067

Hi,guys!

 

 Need some advice.

Is it possible to change the colour of these shoes to reddish or even burgundy wtih only shoe cream and polish ?

What colours do you reccommend?

It seems like Mahogany and Hermes Red from Saphir could work.

 

Thanks! 

 

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post #18349 of 19067
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Originally Posted by Kochegar View Post
 

Hi,guys!

 

 Need some advice.

Is it possible to change the colour of these shoes to reddish or even burgundy wtih only shoe cream and polish ?

What colours do you reccommend?

It seems like Mahogany and Hermes Red from Saphir could work.

 

Thanks! 

 

 

Hermes red would give a reddish tone on top off the preexisting tan-light brown!! the mahogany not so much! (generally dont expect to change the color only by using a paste polish )

post #18350 of 19067

you could make them more chestnut; 

-RenoMat (stripping down to the leather; attention-corrected grain leathers get damaged)

-Lotion 

-Cream Saphir (Havana brown or another) 

The Pate (polish is just for finishing) 

post #18351 of 19067
Opinions on doing this to my Wolverine 1000 Mile Boots?
I have already decided to re-sole the boots, as they need it, and I've decided on the Vibram Cristy sole. My boots are this exact color.

What do you think?
post #18352 of 19067
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Originally Posted by brewski View Post

 I've decided on the Vibram Cristy sole. My boots are this exact color.

What do you think?

this sole model looks cheap (maybe as a revival of a platform era beach sandal). 

post #18353 of 19067
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Originally Posted by Nikolaus View Post

this sole model looks cheap (maybe as a revival of a platform era beach sandal). 

What do you recommend for a re-sole of the boots? I'm not a huge fan of the original leather soles.
post #18354 of 19067
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What do you recommend for a re-sole of the boots? I'm not a huge fan of the original leather soles.

I usually order double leather soles (to make the sole thicker and the boot/shoe higher) with an applied thin rubber protective sole. 

In Europe we usually always make a composite leather/rubber sole (except for shoes used only for gala evenings). I have knee high black leather boots (winter, for under the trouser) made in the same way; leather sole for comfort plus a rubber layer for protecting the leather and add grip. 

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Originally Posted by Nikolaus View Post

this sole model looks cheap (maybe as a revival of a platform era beach sandal). 

The Vibram Christy was popular many years ago. It sort of disappeared for a while. Now I'm getting many requests for it. Looks like it's back in style again:

https://leffot.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/DSC_00171.jpg
post #18356 of 19067
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Originally Posted by Nick V. View Post


The Vibram Christy was popular many years ago. It sort of disappeared for a while. Now I'm getting many requests for it. Looks like it's back in style again:

Thanks for the high resolution photo. 

Popular or nice looking are usually two different concepts; I understand that many use shoes (ruined jeans, etc.) thinking they'll turn heads. Well, considering the history modern times are still rather "normal"; In the 1.300 (700 years ago) laws were made to limit the spread of long peaked shoes; if you look how unpractical and ugly the poulanes were,... I doubt anyone in these days would put that on his foot :D 

post #18357 of 19067
It depends what you want to do with your boot. If you want to use it for outdoor wear, you want max comfort, or want more traction, that wedge sole is fine. If you want a more formal boot for say business casual office wear, leather sole all the way.

I have leather soles, wedge soles, nitrile cork soles, lug soles all on multiple pairs of boots and shoes. In my opinion wedge is best for comfort. Middle of the road for traction (leather is worse, lug is best). Wedge doesn't collect/hold mud and snow like a lug so if you are going indoor and outdoor alot for some reason the wedge is good for that too (not tracking mud everywhere when inside). Looks are subjective, but leather soles are definitely more dressy and formal.

This is all subjective and opinions may vary.

I personally like the way that boot looks and I would use that sole for outdoor wear if that was how I knew the boot would be used.
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Originally Posted by brewski View Post

Opinions on doing this to my Wolverine 1000 Mile Boots?
I have already decided to re-sole the boots, as they need it, and I've decided on the Vibram Cristy sole. My boots are this exact color.

What do you think?
post #18358 of 19067
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

Thanks for this, Whor. I took Mrs Munky to see them, today and she hated them. Seems like I ain't going to own a pair of Weejun's any time soon. 

Hated the main-line Weejuns or were you looking at the Made In USA Heritage line?
post #18359 of 19067
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Originally Posted by Nikolaus View Post
 

Thanks for the high resolution photo. 

Popular or nice looking are usually two different concepts; I understand that many use shoes (ruined jeans, etc.) thinking they'll turn heads. Well, considering the history modern times are still rather "normal"; In the 1.300 (700 years ago) laws were made to limit the spread of long peaked shoes; if you look how unpractical and ugly the poulanes were,... I doubt anyone in these days would put that on his foot :D 

 

With the greatest of respect, I’m not sure someone who wears knee high boots is in a position to be lecturing people on “popularity V nice looking” footwear.

 

As Captain Insano correctly states this is a subjective matter although I think I’d rather be seen in the above vibram sole boots rather than like this…..

 


Edited by PParker ESQ - 5/27/16 at 2:11am
post #18360 of 19067
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Originally Posted by whorishconsumer View Post


Hated the main-line Weejuns or were you looking at the Made In USA Heritage line?

 

I don't know. I had never seen Weejuns before and I was looking at just one pair on display.

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