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« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2004 12:46:23 PM »

For my converse, I didn't want to mess them up irreversibly, so I got some extra white shoelaces and wrote some song lyrics on them with a sharpie. That way, if I ever get tired of it, *poof!* they're back to normal.
I chose an excerpt from the theme of "The Breakfast Club": "Don't You Forget About Me" by Simple Minds. So 80's.

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« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2004 07:53:07 AM »

okay. so i dont have much of an imagination today, and i was wanting to do something different with my old cons seems as everyone i know seems to have ones exactly the same as mine.
 so does anyone have any ideas of cool things i could do to them?

This isn't super crafty but I found some colored shoe laces at the supermarket for my old chucks:

I bet you could dye your own shoe laces to get some interesting colors.

Hooray for sprucing up something old rather buying something new!

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« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2004 09:02:41 AM »

i do seem to remember that sharpies are best for writing/drawing on the rubber parts. i tried several different kinds of markers on old pairs of mine and i think the sharpies were the only ones that didn't bleed and go all blurry.

i'm not that old, but, damn, didn't cons used to cost $10?  i guess it's been several years & one big corporate takeover since i've bought them.
tell me about it! the last pair i bought (about... 7 years ago) cost me $17. i just bought a new pair this weekend and paid $40 for them!!!  Shocked
my feet have been rather problematic ever since i was pregnant though and i really needed them for ankle support, so i just had to suck up the price  Undecided

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« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2004 11:22:59 AM »

first of all get a scrap of canvas and spray paint it to see if it works, then if it does spray paint them! that is what i'm doing
« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2004 11:27:05 AM »

o yea and sharpie definitely stays. I accidentally got some on my bright yellow converse after I colored my shoelaces with pink and blue stripes, and it sweated off, so i have pink and blue marks on the tongue. NEVER do it! (unless they are black shoes) I tried everything to get it off, and oxicleaned it a hundred times, but got nothin. If you do color your shoelaces, bleach them first. The color wont dissapear, just get a little bit lighter, and then it doesn't sweat off
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« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2004 11:39:26 AM »

My old chucks are almost dead  Cry but before they die, i want to write some lyrics all over them. They're black so they'd need white writing. The only thing i can think of is bleach ( I forsee it going very wrong) or tippex. Any ideas? Another really cool thing to do is get people to sign the white part all round the bottom. I have one signature so far- Rob from 4ft fingers when i saw them and im gonna get my friends and hopefully some more ppl from bands. Any ideas for white stuff?!?!
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« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2004 12:11:38 PM »

For writing on black they make white laundry pens, they're available at most craft and fabric stores. I used them at the dry cleaners I worked at in college to write in dark shirts.
« Reply #27 on: June 07, 2004 01:04:39 PM »

not sure if this question works here or not, but ive actually got old chucks [my first pair from 8th grade] that i love and cant part with but can no longer fit into, plus they are quite warn...any idea of something artsy i can make them into so i can have them forever?

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« Reply #28 on: June 19, 2004 10:15:23 AM »

i'm not that old, but, damn, didn't cons used to cost $10?  i guess it's been several years & one big corporate takeover since i've bought them.

yeah i heard nike bought converse, now they r made by exploited children with bleeding fingers like all other nike crap,  i used to love converse shoes, im vegan and they r one of the only brands that have canvas shoes instead of sued or leather and i used to love how you could personalize them, now i just buy keds, they are a lot cheeper and not made in sweatshops
« Reply #29 on: June 22, 2004 09:04:19 AM »

Old, creaky me is so relieved to find out Cons are coming back.  I knew if I wore them long enough, they'd be in style again.  Ha!  I win!

Back in the day, we used bleach to alter our Cons, especially the black high tops.  Get yourself a bleach pen, and go crazy.  As long as you don't leave the bleach on there for hours and hours, the fabric will be fine, and you'll look oh so fetching in your faux 80's wanna-be skater punk Cons.  (Bonus points if you put Dead Kennedy's logos on them and post pictures. Smiley )     

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