I painted a new pair of plain classic doc martens with red glitter paint
I also replaced the laces with wide satin ribbon in big sloppy bows.
I rubbed them with acetone before painting, and coveted with a layer of leather varnish (the paint was leather paint, specialised for shoes) to limit wear. But i didn't want to eliminate wear entirely as my style is a bit beat up. I painted these more than a year ago... I wear them most days for work.... And i get more compliments on thrm noe tjan ever :-)
This is them now
I love them. I love that they are a bit battered - every cease is a memory of a year well spent!