I've ordered a pair of these (J Crew) and am thinking that I would prefer the edging not to be black or that dark. So I'm wondering if I could carefully sand off the black on the edging and treat it with say, an antique type color dressing?
I know I'd be giving up some ability to wear the boots for dressier occasions but I don't mind that. Has anybody attempted something like this themselves?
Many have, there's even a thread about it. The tricky part is that you can't recolor the top of the welt. If you can live with that, you can do the edges now and change the welt when you resole somewhere down the line.