Many repairs should be left for a cobbler, but a lot of common wear and tear can be diy. Today, I'm going to share a how to tutorial using a liquid leather kit that can be applied to any black leather shoe.
These Vince Camuto booties are some of my favorite everyday shoes. They are currently on sale here.
Unfortunately, these babies got some wear on them now. The heel area is very scuffed, and one of the heels is a bit torn up. Since these shoes are not particularly high end, I decided to try out a leather repair kit . If it worked well, it would mean that I could mend minor wear on my Louboutins in the future.
Here are the shoes before repair. You can see the scuff on the ball of the foot, and the wear on the heel tip.
Here's the leather repair kit. It's commonly called liquid leather and requires no heat. The instructions tell you to spread the liquid leather over the damage and apply the sheet with leather grain firmly against the damage. After 24 hours, simply remove the grain sheet, and voila!
You can get many uses out of this little pot. I think it would dry out, before you could use it all!
I actually taped the sheet down so that it was firmly against my shoe, so that the repair would look smooth instead of like black goop. I applied the liquid leather to both the scuff on the ball of the shoe and on the heel tip.
Here is the result for the shoe tip.
Pretty good in my opinion. :)
Here is the repair for the ball of the foot. The repair isn't seamless and while it's an improvement, I definitely would not suggest this solution for higher cost items.
Verdict: If there is wear on the main body of the shoe, leave it to the cobbler. If it's on the heel though, it can be fixed super fast with close to little effort and money. Hope you enjoyed this quick little how to! :)