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Topic: Kick Ass Reconned Converse One Star  (Read 2432 times)
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« on: July 20, 2011 09:55:16 AM »

So when I told my mom I wanted Converse, I was thinking something along the lines of black Chuck Taylors. She took it as cheap, white One Stars. Three sizes two big, no less. So I decides to add some style to them. I have to give credit for the design to Corinne Leigh of Craftovision. It was the sign in this video that gave me the idea:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWNlpAVepio&feature=player_profilepage#t=15s (look above her to the left) I loved the irony of a no-walking sign on a pair of shoes, plus with the quote on the dog tag--- "You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and falling over." -R. Branson ---really brings the whole idea together. Here's the finished shoe:

Outer side:

Inner side:

Front view:

Back view:

The black paint is shoe paint and the red is fabric spray paint. I made my own stencils for the no walking sign. I made the dogtag on a machine in our local Hy-vee and added studs to the tongue and heel. I stitched the corners on the tongue to the body of the shoe so it didn't fold up when tied tightly. The laces are laced in an inside-out train track patternhttp://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/traintracklacing.htm and the chain is your basic cross lacing.

The shoes are great now and totally fit my style. The paint got a little out of hand, as you can see above the star, but it just adds to the uniqueness of it. The pictures really don't do it justice. Tell me what you think!

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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2011 12:01:37 PM »

After doing so much lovely work on them I hope you'll get something out of them, with them being so big.

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