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By Jessica P
Try using a hair dryer on high. Use your fingers to massage the dent out as the leather heats. Good luck.
I have a pair of red patent leather shoes that have been sitting in my closet. Apparently something was sitting on top of them because now there's an indention on the top of one of them. Is there any way to get this out? It's very small but noticeable to me. It looks like it might be from the heel of one of my other shoes.
Since most - if not all - patent leather shoes are actually plastic nowadays - you could try gently heating the spot with the dent and then trying to straighten it out by stuffing that part of the shoe with tissue paper or something similar.
Or just wait until a nice warm sunny day and put them outside to bake for a while.
A wooden shoe stretcher might do it. They're meant for making too-small leather shoes fit correctly. They also force the shoe to hold its shape when there is no foot in it.
I dont think a Lady Dior for $4,700 is plastic do you?
If its Dior I wouldnt try a home remedy to fix the dent. Find a professional Shoe repair that specializes in Luxe items or contact Dior for advice.
I received a leather Sak purse from my daughter for Christmas along with a clutch-type wallet. They were wrapped together in a box and you can see the half-moon shape of the wallet on the purse. I am using the purse but would like to remove the indention. Does anyone know how?
Junebug from Long Beach, MS
Try ironing over the indentation...of course now, you have to put a towel, maybe even doubled over the area between the purse and the iron...or stuff it as hard as you can and use the blow dryer to heat it...perhaps heat it first and stuff it really quickly...what you are trying to do is soften the site and when it cools the indentation MAY BE out.
I was a handbag wholesaler & shipments would come in with
your type of crease. Stuff inside of bag to it's fullest then
What I've done is use the bowl of a table spoon and rub on the backside.
'Sak' is a brand, more correctly titled 'The Sak', that makes fashion accessories including [usually casually styled] leather bags.
By Geri from Central Coast, CA
Use a hair dryer on hot, and keep pressing the indentation with your thumb and it will gradually go away completely right before your eyes. You may want to apply some leather conditioner after you are done.
Keeping in mind that patent leather is in fact plastic, the dent may possibly be removed using one of the suggestions in this page. Alternately it could be taken to a shoe repair shop. This is a page about removing a dent from a patent leather sneaker.