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I thought these looked the coolest...




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Originally posted by proulxsie proulxsie wrote:

I know some dudes will be bummed cause they're not made in USA, but I am really feeling these!!


Really really digging these but converse are just too damn narrow for my feet.
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Anyone who is interested in these, I'd highly recommend getting a cheap pre-reduced indigo vat and dunking your own.  It's easy, fun, and much much cheaper than what shoe companies are charging.
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There's a poster on Sufu called mfarmtown, (hangs out mainly on the Left Field thread) who does a lot of indigo dyeing of various objects and often footwear, including Chucks, Vans, JPs, etc. I think she's based in Cali and will take orders for your own stuff that you send to her. Maybe worth giving her a shout if you don't want to do it yourself.

Here's a further example of indigo dyeing - this time using PF Flyers - by Hemi at the Wakefield Hotel in Wellington, NZ:
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Originally posted by hollows hollows wrote:

Anyone who is interested in these, I'd highly recommend getting a cheap pre-reduced indigo vat and dunking your own.  It's easy, fun, and much much cheaper than what shoe companies are charging.


If so, thanks for the tip! I've been thinking of having a dyeing party at the cabin when it's done. :)
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Also this is turning into some kind of weird indigo dye thread now (sorry for sending it off course!) but does anyone know how to produce something of this kind of color:



Is this the color that the first dip will turn into after it's that greeny-yellow? Or do I need to use a light blue rit instead? 
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You could produce that with indigo dye.  There are probably techniques to do that shade "correctly", but an easy way would be to dip it after the vat is getting weak.  The stuff you dye first will be darkest, and as the vat gets depleted and oxidized there will be less indigo available to bond to the fibers, so the shade will get lighter as you go.
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hollows good tip for that shade, when i did a pair of white cotton shorts i got that exact shade, the vat was weak and a few days had past
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proulxsie - if those are in fact visvim and I am remembering correctly they are goodyear welted and have a vibram  converse like sole which can be replaced as needed -- making them essentially a boot.

the price is quite prohibitive however

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those are indeed visvim, ("Indigo Camping Trailer" Skagway Hi) but not goodyear welted, their only sneaker what's goodyear welted is the Foley as I know. that Skagway looks stunning though, indigo dyed denim upper, calf lining, but price is high as sky
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