rubber midsoles cant be restored/repainted. looks nice but doesnt last. leather can be painted, rubber no. and even after you paint it, bending and pressure will bring back those familiar cracks.
enjoy them for what they are. age brings character. character goes a long way. looking box fresh is overrated.
yeah, I've been considering not doing it. I kinda like the look of the mochas slightly yellowed and I completely agree that slightly broken in looks a lot better then deadstock.
What about the midsole on the IV? Isn't it a foam material? or can it not be painted properly either?
I have a couple pairs where the paint on the midsoles is beginning to crack. Is there any way to slow down the process, like some sort of glaze I can put over the cracking area?