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Anyway to treat light colored leather/suede sneakers/boots so raw denim doesnt stain?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by pg600rr, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. pg600rr

    pg600rr Senior member

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    Is there any sprays or anyother shit to put on white sneakers or suede DB's or whatever type of shoe so that denim doesnt rub off on it and stain the shit out of it. I hate it when my new kicks or boots get blue dye all over the heel area... I have yet to find any info on how to protect against this tho
     
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    AR_Six Senior member

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    Sartorial hazard, as far as I know... if you wants the dry denim, you takes the indigo bleeding.
     
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    pg600rr Senior member

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    someone should invent something! could prob. make some serious $$$
     
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    Taping is the only way to go for now.. But it messes up your jeans.
     
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    Is a better solution just to wear the bleeders with black shoes until their first wash?
     
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    cuff or tape. there really isn't any other option
     
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    I find that weatherproofing spray minimalizes it somewhat but not enough for me to recommend it. But if the shoes are leather, rubbing alcohol gets rid of most of it.
     
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    Taping is the only way to go for now.. But it messes up your jeans.
    He's right...the solution is not to do something to your shoes, it's to do something to your jeans. If you are OK with the look, just cuff your jeans and indigo bleeding is a non-issue. If you are opposed to cuffing, Just put some masking tape along the inside (weft) of the hem (bottom) of your jeans, and it aught to be enough to be a barrier against indigo that bleeds through the weft of the jeans. Obviously, you will have to change the tape every once in a while, or else the indigo will bleed through the tape as well. Hoewever, I find that most bleeding comes from the actual warp (outside) of the denim touching things. In which case, you must cuff or, deal with the bleeding (which is actually an exhaggerated problem, varies in intensity from brand to brand, and is largely fixed by giving your jeans an initial wash or soak after purchase)
     
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    Taping is the only way to go for now.. But it messes up your jeans.

    Just out of curiosity, how does duct taping the inside/bottom of your jeans mess them up?
     
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    Just out of curiosity, how does duct taping the inside/bottom of your jeans mess them up?

    duct tape leaves a residue that is not always easy to clean
     
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    I ask the same question awhile ago and as people have mentioned, use tape around the inside cuff. Don't use those clear wrapping tape though since it didn't work for me. They make alot of noise as I walked and easily come loose.
     
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    duct tape leaves a residue that is not always easy to clean

    if you have to tape your jeans, why not try the blue tape people use for painting. i don't think there is as much residue there; although the adhesive may not be strong enough.
     
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    I am just gonna try and spray some shit on them (waterproofing) and see if that helps. I do not want to deal with putting tape on the inside of my denim and there is no way I am giving any of my raws an initial soak or wash as I have done this in the past and was very dissapointed when most of the stiffness and stucture of the jean left with the initial soak.

    I have def. noticed the "bleeding" varies from brand to brand, but I thought I heard of something to spray the inside of the pant leg with to make the denim color not rub off on your sneakers, now I jsut gotta search where I saw it on the web...
     
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    there is no way I am giving any of my raws an initial soak or wash as I have done this in the past and was very dissapointed when most of the stiffness and stucture of the jean left with the initial soak.

    The "stiffness" will wear off within a couple months of wear anyways...and the jeans will have to touch water SOMEtime.
     

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