How to Easily Change the Color of Your Tennis Shoes Soles

If you don't like to deal with keeping your tennis shoes soles white or simply just want to change the color well here's your guide.

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How to Easily Change the Color of Your Tennis Shoes Soles
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Here's the supplies I used.  New pair of shoes. Markers are Sharpie. The big one is oil paint and the thin one is a fine permanent marker

Here's the supplies I used. New pair of shoes. Markers are Sharpie. The big one is oil paint and the thin one is a fine permanent marker

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Depending on the sole make sure you get all the little ridges, bumps or whatever your sole has.  For these I painted in an up and down motion following the ridges.  It made it easier

Depending on the sole make sure you get all the little ridges, bumps or whatever your sole has. For these I painted in an up and down motion following the ridges. It made it easier

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Start to paint.  Note: oil paint markers are glossy so as you can see your sole will end up with a gloss look. Make sure you like like this look before painting or find a flat permanent marker/paint

Start to paint. Note: oil paint markers are glossy so as you can see your sole will end up with a gloss look. Make sure you like like this look before painting or find a flat permanent marker/paint

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Most shoes have a lip so make sure you get all in there.  This is where the fine marker is used. Also, make sure the markers are the same so u don't end up with two different shades

Most shoes have a lip so make sure you get all in there. This is where the fine marker is used. Also, make sure the markers are the same so u don't end up with two different shades

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I tried to paint the lip with a regular permanent non oil based marker and you can see the different shade.  You can let it dry and go over it again to darken it

I tried to paint the lip with a regular permanent non oil based marker and you can see the different shade. You can let it dry and go over it again to darken it

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I was able to paint the lip with the broad tip oil based marker and used the non oil based one for touch ups.  Here's the first one all done

I was able to paint the lip with the broad tip oil based marker and used the non oil based one for touch ups. Here's the first one all done

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Another shot

Another shot

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See how glossy it looks?  Now continue with the other one

See how glossy it looks? Now continue with the other one

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All done...

All done...

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All finished and ready to wear 🚶

All finished and ready to wear 🚶

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