Here is my step by step tutorial on how to replace the Stacked Leather Heel Cover on a pair of boots. I did this DIY more than two years ago, and they have held up beautifully.
I know the title says how to turn suede into smooth leather, but that is technically impossible because the leathers are manufactured differently. Suede is smooth leather that is ruffed up to give it the nap. Where smooth leather is just left as is, but my tutorial will show how to take a pair of suede shoes and make them look like smooth leather. I looked everywhere for a tutorial like this online, and only found people saying it wasn’t possible, or just no results at all. My mom has also done this to a few of her older pairs of shoes as well, and they looked great!
I have this pair of Clark Wallabee shoes. I love them,but wish I would have gotten them in the smooth leather rather than the suede. They are to expensive for me to justify getting a different pair,but that is how it goes. I have had them since college, and I have tried to figure out how to clean them. They always have this dirty look that bothers me, and I paid 20 dollars before to have them cleaned professionally,but there isn’t much you can do to keep them clean unless you don’t wear them. I have considered dying them a dark color so that you cannot see the dirt,but I am not to that point yet. I have even looked into putting scotch guard on them,but I heard it doesn’t help much.