Shoe Colouring Kit

A quick and easy method of changing or restoring the colour to any item of footwear, whether leather, fabric or suede.

  • Completely transform any item of leather, suede or fabric footwear with one handy shoe dye kit.
  • Perfect for restoring colour to old faded shoes
  • Shoe colourant is colour safe, providing a water resistant durable coating
  • This shoe dye restores leather and suede shoes, as well as fabric, canvas and silk.
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The Shoe Colouring Kit, from Shoe Clinic, is an incredibly easy to use product to restore the colour or change the colour of footwear, when going from a light to a darker colour.

Simple to apply, the specially formulated colouring system can completely transform or restore the colour to any item of footwear including suede, leather, fabric, satin, nubuck or canvas. 

The coloour soaks into the material giving fantastic depth of colour and excellent coverage in one handy kit, the finished results are:

  • Water resistant
  • Durable; to resist cracking, peeling and chipping
  • Completely colour fast

Available in a great range of colours, select from our colour chart.

Shoe Colouring Kit is Suitable For

The Shoe Colouring kit can be used to completely restore or change the colour of footwear made from almost any material including:

Suitable for Suede
Suitable for Nubuck
Suitable for Leather
Suitable for Fabric
Suitable for Satin
Suitable for Canvas

Shoe Colouring Kits Coverage and Shelf Life

One kit provides enough colourant to completely restore or change the colour to any item of footwear

Store in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight.

Store between 8°C and 30°C.

Once opened, use within one year.  


Step 1. Preparation

  • Clean the shoes thoroughly with a good leather cleaner.

  • After cleaning take the small abrasive pad, soak it in water and rub down the entire surface of the leather. (Note: some of the colour may be removed in this process, this is normal) pay particular attention to any creased or cracked areas.

  • On older shoes, there may be some rough or scuffed areas, simply sand these down with 1200 grit wet and dry sandpaper until smooth.

  • Wipe down the leather with a damp cloth once this is done and leave to dry.


Step 2. Colouring

  • Shake the bottle of Shoe Colourant well.

  • Apply a small amount of colourant onto the sponge and rub directly onto the surface of the item using a circular motion.

  • Leave this to dry thoroughly (a hairdryer can be used to speed up this process), when this is dry, apply a second coat in the same way.

  • Apply a third coat by dabbing the colour onto the item with the sponge, this will ensure the colour is more uniform. If you are changing the colour rather than restoring, additional coats may be required to achieve the desired colour.

  • The leather can be sanded between coats for a smooth finish, though it is important to ensure each coat has completely dried before sanding.



Step 1. Preparation

  • Use the abrasive pad to gently rub over the entire surface of the suede/nubuck and clean the shoes thoroughly with a good suede cleaner, then rub down with a damp cloth to remove any residue. Allow the item to dry,

  • Gently rub the entire surface over again with the abrasive pad to raise the nap and wipe the surface with a clean, dry cloth to remove any dust.


Step 2. Colouring

  • Dilute the Shoe Colourant, 1 part colourant to 1.5 parts water (e.g 50ml colour to 75ml water) and mix thoroughly.

  • Apply the diluted colour to the sponge and use this to rub it into the suede in a circular motion, covering the fibres from all directions.

  • Allow to dry, then brush the fibres with the abrasive pad to raise the nap. If required, apply a second coat in the same manner to create a more even finish and allow time to dry,

  • During the colouring process the nap of the sude/nubuck may become flattened. You can raise the nap again by brushing with the abrasive pad as before.



Step 1. Preparation

  • Shoe colourant is suitable for use on any absorbent fabric, test your fabric with water before use to verify its absorbency.

  • Throughly clean the item with a specialist fabric cleaner

  • Rub the fabric down with a damp cloth to remove any residue and leave to partially dry.


Step 2. Colouring

  • Dilute the Shoe Colourant, 1 part colourant to 1.5 parts water (e.g 50ml colour to 75ml water) and mix thoroughly.

  • Apply the diluted colour to the sponge and rub it into the fabric, covering the entire area.

  • Once the entire area is covered, leave it to dry.

  • Additional coats can be applied if required to give depth of colour or a more even finish.

Colour Chart

Standard Colours

Our standard colour chart showcases the most popular colour used for all types and styles of footwear.

  • black Black
  • Light Grey Light Grey
  • Dark Grey Dark Grey
  • Charcoal Charcoal
  • Mink Mink
  • Sand Sand
  • Navy Navy
  • Dark Blue Dark Blue
  • Light Blue Light Blue
  • Slate Slate
  • Dark Brown Dark Brown
  • Medium Brown Medium Brown
  • Clay Clay
  • Tan Tan
  • Light Tan Light Tan

Designer Colours

Our designer range is a collection of colours used by popular design houses and brands.

  • Spring Spring
  • Sunflower Sunflower
  • Golden Charm Golden Charm
  • Rich Orange Rich Orange
  • Rose Rose
  • Red Sole Red Sole
  • Maroon Maroon
  • Blush Blush
  • Candy Candy
  • Lilac Lilac
  • Purple Purple
  • Sky Blue Sky Blue
  • Azure Sky Azure Sky
  • Regal Blue Regal Blue
  • Hawaiian Blue Hawaiian Blue
  • Steel Steel
  • Bottle Green Bottle Green
  • Mint Mint
  • Fresh Green Fresh Green
  • Olive Olive

Flourescent Colours

Our flourescent colours are great for those who want to stand out from the crowd.

  • Flash Yellow Flash Yellow
  • Electric Green Electric Green
  • Fuchsia Fuchsia
  • Disco Orange Disco Orange
  • Neon Blue Neon Blue

Note: To achieve a bright florescent colour the leather must be white. If it isn’t, you must first start by spraying over the original colour with white. Spraying on top of white gives a brilliantly bright florescent colour, applying fluorescents over any other base colour will result in a duller and darker look.

Metallic Colours

The metallic range adds an aspect of luxury to any item of footwear

  • Copper Copper
  • Silver Silver
  • Gold Gold

Note: We supply three metallic colours: Copper, Silver and Gold. Each must be sprayed lightly on top of a base colour to achieve a suitable metallic effect. For example, if you spray gold on top of black you get a ‘green gold’ but if you spray it on top of a light brown you get a more typical gold gold’. So based on this you can actually achieve hundreds of shades of metallic colours using just these three.

Q. Do I need to apply anything to seal in the colour?

A. No, the colour seals itself in, on any material, as it dries. You can add further protection to your shoes by applying Shoe Clinic Stain & Water Repellent which is suitable for leather, fabric, and suede.

Q. Can I continue to clean and protect my shoes after restoring them?

A. Yes, once the colour has completely dried, we recommend following your normal cleaning regime.

Q. Can I change the colour of my shoes from dark to light?

A. Yes, if the shoes are leather. If they are suede or fabric then you can only go from light to dark.

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