Those are so cute! I've thought about painting shoes, but are they kinda stiff when you wear them? Or does the paint ever flake off?
I was kinda wondering the same things....do they feel really stiff or hard to walk in? I kinda have this weird idea that I want to make a really tall boot out of my converse and paint stuff all the way up.....you know, like sew on more canvas to the top of the shoe to make it boot-like.....hmmmm
nope, its not really stiff at all to walk in (well, my shoes DID cost $3.95, and not the comfiest shoes ever) but the paint doesn't really affect it. paint does not flake off at all and sticks well to the shoe material and there is not one crack in my shoe yet, although i did read somewhere that a few of the polka dots someone painted on their shoes cracked, but the rest are fine. the only thing i don't like about the acrylic paint is that it gives off a slight shine, unlike normal shoes, because of the solid paint. i've heard that using fabric paint, or adding fabric medium to the acrylic paint will give it more durability, but just acrylic worked fine, as long as you don't mind the lustre,or the lesser(?) durability.
ps. that converse-boots idea sounds very cool and original! i've never heard of anything like that before... good luck!