Originally Posted by lxlfeng
whoaa! looks great, how did you dye them?
Takes about 90 minutes. Put on some latex gloves, have you some mineral spirits (or acetone), a cut up cotton t-shirt, some Fiebing's black dye (about $6), a dauber (comes with dye), a small, cheapo artist's brush and black shoe paste/wax. Remove laces, wipe down shoes in mineral spirits to remove wax and oils. Dries in about 5 minutes or so. Use an artist's brush to apply black dye just at edge where upper meets the welt. Go slow for this part as you want to keep the black dye off the edges of the welt/sole. Use the dauber for the remaining uppers. Apply dye generously, avoiding getting dye inside the shoe. Dye is alcohol based and dries in about an hour so. Check for streaks. Repeat if necessary. When dry, apply black wax/paste, again taking care not to get any on your brown welt/soles. Re-lace. Buff like hell to avoid getting wax and residual dye on your jeans. Pretty easy. I also darkened the welt/soles on my pair with Fiebing's brown dye. Also, thanks, KG!