Repairing/Customising Patent Doc Martens

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I've got an old pair of Doc Martens I ruined by stupidly drying them inside with a hair dryer. Now the patent leather has peeled off. I got frustrated with the bubbles in them I ripped some of the patent leather off. It's only on the toe section of the boot.

Now I'm thinking of customising or repairing it, but have no idea how to go about doing it or what I want to do. If I can find some similar material to put on it I'll do that, or I can add studs to cover it or something else.

A few questions, anyone know what material will work best and what's the best method for fixing them to the shoe, what sort of glue or sewing would be required?

They're still comfy to wear it's just cosmetic damage on the outside, so it will be a shame to not be able to wear them again.


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