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I was wondering if there was any way you could make leather shoes look work and old?

It might sound like a stupid idea but i was thinking something like giving them a sanding with very fine sandpaper and then dully polishing them or burring underground for a week or something like that.

Are these ideas just plain stupid? had anybody tried anything like this?
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Originally Posted by Chirstopher View Post
I was wondering if there was any way you could make leather shoes look work and old?

It might sound like a stupid idea but i was thinking something like giving them a sanding with very fine sandpaper and then dully polishing them or burring underground for a week or something like that.

Are these ideas just plain stupid? had anybody tried anything like this?

wear them every day. and don't take too much care of the upper.
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Bought any raw denim lately?
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Originally Posted by Bergdorf Goodwill View Post
Bought any raw denim lately?

who, me?
post #5 of 7
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Yes, I have some SD103's coming on Wednesday, are you trying to say just wear them like you would raw denim, after time i will get the look I'm waiting for?
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Yes, I have some SD103's coming on Wednesday, are you trying to say just wear them like you would raw denim, after time i will get the look I'm waiting for?

Precisely. Shoes won't take very long to look distress if you don't care for the uppers attentively.
post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by Chirstopher View Post
I was wondering if there was any way you could make leather shoes look work and old?

It might sound like a stupid idea but i was thinking something like giving them a sanding with very fine sandpaper and then dully polishing them or burring underground for a week or something like that.

Are these ideas just plain stupid? had anybody tried anything like this?

I don't know if this helps but: I had a pair of black leather boots that I left in the AZ heat and sun for a few months and they became very faded and dry looking. The sun and blowing sand had a nice effect on the leather. They now look slightly discolored, have no luster and are somewhat abrasive to the touch. And the whiskering is now more accented due to the dryer leather. But these were smooth, flat black, lace-less ankle boots so that may not be the look you're looking for.
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