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« on: November 07, 2012 01:22:35 AM »

Hey, all. Cheesy

This started out because I love sneakers and I have a couple of pairs of them, but realized about a week ago that I'd stopped wearing them when I got a pair of slip-on Toms. I was going the lazy route and because of having to tie laces, had actually stopped using my beloved sneakers.

I knew there are some slip-on Converse shoes and decided to search for a tutorial online about making slip-on sneakers. But I found this tutorial and decided that her way was better than my original idea of remaking those slip-ons because there was less sewing involved.



I bought some 1/4" white garter, took off the laces on my sneakers and cut some garter slightly shorter than the laces. I laced them up while I was wearing the sneakers, and tightened them as much as I normally lace my sneakers.



Instead of sewing them to the tongue of the sneaker, I just hand sewed them to the side with thread the same color as the sneakers.

I wore them on a trip and I love how easy it is to just slip them on and off at the airport, but they still have the fit that laces give to shoes. I may have to convert all my sneakers into slip-ons.  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2012 04:13:54 AM »

very clever!! you have to pay attention to realize that it's not a lace in your shoe... Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2012 05:06:28 AM »

Thanks so much. Because of foot shape my husband has to wear lace ups to be comfortable, but I find the delay in airports a problem (that pesky extra minute (*S) -- I think I need more patience). I'm going to see if he'll go for this idea.
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2012 10:06:44 AM »

What a great idea!  Your so clever Grin
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2012 06:11:00 PM »

Thanks for the comments, you guys. But it's really not my idea. I linked to the tutorial in the post. Cheesy

Dr. Craft, hope it works for your hubs.
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