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How to add this "distressed" effect to shoes?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jthomp5454, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. jthomp5454

    jthomp5454 New Member

    Jan 14, 2013
    Hey guys,

    I recently bought some Clarks Leather Chukka's that had a distressed effect where the toe and back where darker than the rest of the shoe(Examples: in the links below.) Since wearing them a few times this black "ombre" has faded to match the rest of the shoes brown color...I would like to add this blackish color back to the shoe...Does anyone have any ideas on how I could do this the right way?

    Thanks for any help you can provide.

    Examples - I couldn't find my exact shoe online but here is a couple of shoes that have a similar fading/ombre/etc going on:


  2. GBR

    GBR Senior member

    Mar 15, 2006
    That is not "distressing" in the usual meaning of the word, it is merely turning them into something suitable for a clown. Why ruin perfectly good shoes?
  3. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

    Sep 30, 2009
    The Arena - Centerfield
    Meltonian dark Marine Blue shoe creme applied sparingly with your finger will give you the results you desire. Just don't get carried away on all your shoes. Best of luck and and welcome to Styleforum.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2013

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