A reader recently sent me a picture of his collection of Ed Et Al boots that he had patina’d all by himself and I must say that he did a fantastic job. And while I wont say that mastering the art of patina is an easy thing I do believe that anyone that puts their mind to it, through trial and error, can at least get to a level where they could dye their own shoes with satisfactory results. This is living proof of that. But I always suggest that if you are going to give this a shot, that you try on shoes that either you don’t care about or some junk 2nd hand ones that you find for a fiver. Otherwise you might accidentally end up doing something that you can’t go back on. But hey, it’s all apart of the learning process.
-Justin, “The Shoe Snob”