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Allen Edmonds Mora Project-----VOTE-----NAVY BLUE OR OXBLOOD!

Derby13

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I have an extra pair of AE Mora's I plan to strip with alcohol or acetone and dye NAVY BLUE or OXBLOOD. I also plan to sand the sides of the sole for a natural color look. Please help me choose a color!
 

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I presume you are starting with a pair in brown?
Soak them in bleachy water for a few days (1 cup bleach + 8 litres or 2 gallons of water). Wear rubber gloves on the second day and use a dull knife to scrape the edging and soles. The overall colour of the leather will also lighten as well. After scraping, get the shoes into a sink of water and rinse each shoe thoroughly to get rid of as much bleach as possible our of the leather. Let dry in the sun for 3-4 days. Then proceed with your dye project. After dying make sure you restore moisture to the lether to maintain its health. Then polish if you like after dried.
As far as colour is concerned I would do red or green...you know something more interesting.
Oxblood can be achieved on brown Moras simply by using burgundy polish on the shoes and no need to re-dye them.
That is my $0.02 worth on it.
Please take before and after photos and post for all to see.
 

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Yep I am starting with a brown pair. I just looked at Ebay to check out the Oxblood color again and it is not same oxblood I remember seeing before and had imagined in my head. The oxblood color I am thinking of is a vibrant red color. Here is a picture of Mora's in navy. Any other color suggestions? I have to many brown shoes and own these in black also.



 

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I say go for a coastal blue color, or a pebble grey.
 

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I don't think I could pull off the coastal blue but I have been eyeing the gray every time I pull up the dye chart.
 

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