So I did a thing! Inspired by a conversation I had with Ooka about … well, I’m sure you remember what it was about.

I’m super proud of this piece! Especially considering that it was drawn over a few days. Yaay! Art!

If you don’t get the title, you haven’t spotted it yet. (To the people who have, please tell me how well I hid it. It was kind of a balance. Didn’t want to make it too hard.)


Only Dandy Shoe Care is able to create a True Patina and make your shoes most beautiful in the world!

"Everyone’s able to cover a pair of shoes with colors and transparencies that can be easily found in a drugstore, that’s why we often see around footwear-including well known craftsmen’s- sold as "hand-colored shoes", made by hurriedly spreading random colors and shades on the surface of the shoes without any criteria and good taste. The producers emphasize that it is an entirely hand made product, which is virtually  true but… handmade by whom? This is the basic thing.

Alexander Nurulaeff is a professional painter with decades of experience in various painting techniques such as silk painting, oil on canvas, painting on leather. The materials he uses are absolutely the best blends of colors and transparencies  in the world. His Patina are not simple hand coloring: with Dandy Shoe Care every pair of shoes becomes a canvas on which the artist paints a unique and unrepeatable masterpiece.

If you want to have a ‘work of art’ at your feet, pamper you with a Patina signed Dandy Shoe Care. Otherwise, you may have just one of the many rough and monotonous results created by improvised so-called artists.

Before you buy a pair of hand-painted shoes, always remember to ask by whom they were made.

If in doubt, take a photo and send it to Dandy Shoe Care; and he’ll help you figure out if it is really a Dandy Shoe Care item, or someone who tries in vain to imitate him.”

Tiger ‘231’ of the schwere Panzer-Abteilung 505 in Vitebsk sector, winter 1943-44. Some tanks of this unit had the identification numerals painted on the gun barrels. Note the unit symbol, a charging knight on horseback on the forward turret side.