Removing a Dent from a Patent Leather Sneaker?

April 16, 2017

How do I remove a dent or crease from a patent leather sneaker (retro Air Jordan 11s)? It was not made by me, but is a factory defect.



Gold Feedback Medal for All Time! 949 Feedbacks
April 17, 20170 found this helpful
Best Answer

Just remember that patent leather is plastic - not leather so do not try the suggestions that say "leather" - make sure the instructions are for patent leather.
Did you buy these at a discount because of the dent/crease? If not then you should return them - but if you try some method and it damages the shoe you will not be able to return them.
Suggestions for patent leather:
Take the shoes to a good shoe repair shop and let them fix it.

Stuff shoe with paper (works better then plastic bags) and use a hair dryer on hot cycle for no more than 30 seconds at a time. Let cool while pushing the paper inside to release the dent and hold for several seconds/minutes. Try again if necessary.

A wooden shoe stretcher might work if shoe is left in the hot sun for a few hours.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Gold Post Medal for All Time! 677 Posts
April 16, 20171 found this helpful

You need packing paper, cardboard inserts and a steam iron. Here is the YouTube video.

Reply Was this helpful? 1

Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 1,246 Posts
April 17, 20170 found this helpful

Ooh, definitely contact them, unless you got it like that for a known discount. From

-Stuff the shoes as much as you can, so that the creases pop out


-Put a thin piece of cloth on top of the creases
-Place an iron on the spot for no more than 10 consecutive seconds.
-Unlike decreasing with leather, DO NOT use water in this process.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
September 30, 20180 found this helpful

Patent leather is indeed leather. It is a fine grain leather that is treated to give it a glossy appearance. Various topical treatments can be used to achieve this effect one being a plastic type substance but regardless it is genuine leather. You can also have a coated canvas usually used for purses and some shoes. Maybe you are thinking of Pleather-the fake leather.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question
In This Page
Home and Garden Repair ClothingFebruary 27, 2018
Pest Control
Father's Day Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2022-05-09 11:28:09 in 5 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2022 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.