Originally Posted by Ivan Kipling
Suede could be another story.
This potential "other story" is what has me worried. Like you, Ivan, I've dyed leather before by stipping and slathering on that inky dye (this was pre-SF, when I wanted some greenish tan rubber-soled no-name shoes to be a respectable shade of brown). I just didnt know if suede was more complicated. The cobbler said it would be no problem (so long as I hadn't "sealed up" the suede by waterproofing the shoes) for them to treat them in some kind of color-bleaching way and then dye them thoroughly. "$40-$45" he said. Im just wondering if I can do it on my own for cheaper, as I'm looking to get some stone-ish tan chukkas to a chocolatey dark brown.
Thanks to all of you who have responded in my time of need