How to Ombré Dip Dye Sneakers

April 19 2022
Supplies
  • DyeMore for Synthetics
  • Sneakers
  • Stainless Steel Pot
  • Container for Dyeing, 2
  • Tongs
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Acetone
  • Cotton Pads
  • X-acto Knife
  • Vinyl Tape
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Instructions
  1. Clean shoes with acetone and a cotton pad. This helps to remove any finishes that may interfere with dye absorption.
  2.  Remove laces and set aside.
  3. Using vinyl tape and an x-acto knife, tape off sections of the sneaker that you’d like to keep white.
  4. To create your dyebath, fill a stainless steel pot with 3 gallons of hot water. Cover pot and heat water on stove top to just below boiling (or 180 F°).
  5. Wearing protective gloves, carefully add hot water from the stove top into two separate containers for dip dyeing.
  6. Wearing gloves, add 1/2 bottle of well-shaken DyeMore for Synthetics in Sapphire Blue and mix well with tongs.
  7. In the second dyebath, add 1/2 bottle of well-shaken DyeMore for Synthetics in Royal Purple.
  8. Carefully add half the sneakers into the Royal Blue dyebath and keep submerged for 5-10 minutes or until desired color is achieved. Sneakers will float to the top so make sure to keep it submerged with tongs for the duration of the dyeing process. (Optional: You can also toss your laces into the dyebath).

  9. When desired color is achieved, remove sneakers from the dyebath.
  10. Give it a quick rinse in warm water.
  11. Add the other half of the sneakers into the Royal Purple dyebath and keep submerged for 5-10 minutes or until desired color is achieved.
  12. Rinse in warm water and then gradually cool water until rinse water begins to run clear.
  13. Allow sneakers to air dry.
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