If you hate the look of brand new shoes and want a way to give them that vintage worn look FAST, I have the answer for you. Get a lab puppy.
We have two lab puppies. They are a tad over 7 months old now and NOTHING in or out of our house looks new anymore. Their latest accomplishment involved a pair of shoes I ordered online from Zappos.
I was at Rockin B fluffing my booth. My husband called and asked had I ordered something. Yes. A pair of shoes. Well, there are only bits of cardboard in the yard. A little while later he called back to say he found the shoes. One of our little precious darlings was throwing it up in the air and playing catch. They were a bit chewed up. Unwearable. Not even good enough to be paint shoes.
I'm glad I wasn't home. It would have been like an episode of Snapped, only the pet version. By the time I got home, I had calmed down to extremely irritated. It's a good thing I am madly in love with them.
These two, very cute, very lovable dogs, have chewed up soooooooooo many things around our house - furniture, rugs, cables... I love them dearly, but I will NEVER, as God is my witness, have puppies again!!!! I will rescue an older dog who is out of the chewing stage, but, read my lips, "NO NEW PUPPIES!"
My next online order may be a couple of muzzles.