How to Make Your Converse Shoes Look Old

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Not many shoes are more comfortable than a broken in pair of Converse sneakers. Although the sneakers tend to be immediately comfortable, sometimes it is preferable to have the shoes appear a bit older than they actually are. Nothing special needs to be purchased to make Converses look old; there are a few tricks that can be done around the house to age the sneakers. Sometimes all you need is a night of inclement weather to get just the right look for your Converses.

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Run the sneakers through the washing machine four to five times.

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Place the wet shoes outdoors for two days. Between temperature changes, sunshine or possible rain, the fabric will wear.

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Wear the shoes through puddles or any outdoor mess. Walking them through mud or rocky terrain will wear the fabric even more.

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Throw the Converses against an outdoor wall, preferably high so the shoes can later drop to the ground.

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Take a key and rub the sharper edges against one part of the fabric to create a hole or just wear through the fabric. Use sandpaper to distress the fabric.