So I found some electrical tape in our utility drawer and slapped some on the shoes in a stripey pattern
Then I took a bleach pena nd spread the bleach all over the shoes
A dip in vinegar and water to neutralize the bleach
An hour to dry in the blazing-hot sun
And now they look like this.
And I can’t decide if I like them or want to bleach them out more.
But improvement or downgrade,
they’re no longer boring.