How to Make My Converse Look Old Fast


Giving clothes the weathered and worn look is popular amongst individuals who want a more earthy and edgy look. If you are looking to make a brand new pair of shoes look old, there are a number of ways to induce fading and turn them into into your favorite pair of old-looking shoes.

Things You'll Need

  • Sandpaper
  • Washing Machine
  • Try washing your shoes in cold water either in a washing machine or by hand to make the colors bleed. Bleeding makes the material look more faded, thereby giving it an older look.

  • Use sandpaper to sand areas of the shoe down to give them a worn look where desired. Sand gently and beware of sanding too much, as this can create holes in your shoes.

  • Let your shoes soak in a lukewarm water bath to allow the color in the shoes to bleed. Toss the shoes in the dryer or let them dry in the sun to promote more fading.

Tips & Warnings

  • Wash your shoes alone or with like colors to prevent them from bleeding onto the rest of your clothes.

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