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« on: March 27, 2010 06:09:11 PM »

I got these shoes for 1 dollar at the super cheap thrift store by my house and they were just the kind of shoes I had been looking for: strappy sandals that weren't totally flat so they provide a bit of support, but not with very high heels. I loved them but the problem was they were in really bad shape. I have no idea how old they are but the vinylish matieral the of the straps was literally coming off in chunks. So I recovered the straps with red fabric, and now I think they are fabulous sexy pinup sandals that will probably be my wear-every-day shoes this summer!

I wish I had before pictures, but here are all the afters (p.s. I know tights with sandals is a little risky it's still cold in my house):





And footless, you can see how they're pretty worn but luckily that part is covered by my foot. Some people may feel a bit weird wearing secondhand shoes, but it doesn't bother me,. You're talking to a girl who wears hand me down panties.
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2010 06:46:11 PM »

I applaud you!
Both because these shoes are awesome!!
And also, panties are the one thing I still need to buy new...
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2010 08:06:03 PM »

I applaud you!
Both because these shoes are awesome!!
And also, panties are the one thing I still need to buy new...

I couldn't have said it better. =)
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2010 09:39:50 PM »

I love the fact that you managed to give a ratty old pair of shoes a new life.
If only we all pushed ourselves a little harder to keep renewable items out of the landfills and oceans...
Nice work!
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2010 10:03:26 PM »

Cute! And tights, socks, and the like are all in with open toe shoes! But not pantyhose Angry   That looks like grandmas at weddings.
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