A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Need help? Click the HELP link at the top of the screen to read the docs or ask at the Help Desk.
Total Members: 306,360
Currently Running With Scissors:
700 Guests and 14 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: fused plastic shoes (IMAGE HEAVY)  (Read 1752 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: May 09, 2012 02:48:16 PM »

before i even begin, allow me to beg of you: don't judge my horrible pictures, my ridiculously messy room (i promise i'm not a hoarder), or my weird ankles. if feet gross you out, then don't continue reading, but i'd suggest getting off the shoe boards as a whole if feet gross you out.

now. i found this tutorial on instrucables for fused plastic converse. i thought it was neat, and i had some barely-worn converse lying around (they came with me to bonnaroo, and my feet died from blisters. they went to feet heaven. it was so awful), so i decided to try it. i love the results, though i think i cut them a smidge wonky, because you can sort of see my toes. my other criticism would be that it is SO EASY for the eyelets to rip. so easy. i'd say to be careful and reinforce them A LOT if you're going to wear these regularly. but if converse do make you blister, as they do for many people, this made the back spine much much much softer and easier on the feet.

thanks for looking, comments and criticisms much appreciated!


« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2012 12:52:04 AM »

Wow, what a change! And to make a difficult pair wearable, my hat is off to you. Well done.

Look twice, buy once. Nooooo
Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
Offline Offline

Posts: 17
Joined: 19-May-2009

Curiouser and curiouser!

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2012 03:43:23 PM »

Those are awesome! I haven't been able to throw out my favorite converse (went with me to Bonnaroo also) so maybe I'll upcycle them like this.

I make stuff out of other stuff.
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2012 11:21:04 PM »

thank you both so much! i'd say this is a good way to make raggedy converse look newer, as the tongue doesn't get as much beating as the sides.

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Easy Ways to Repair Your Winter Skin
Breaking Bad Beauty Habits
Parlor by Jeff Chastain: How to Use the Texturizing Finishing Spray
Molly Sims Reveals Her Best Beauty Secrets
5 Surprising Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Thrifty Cake Stands
February 3, 2016 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: 3-D Heart Card

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.