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« on: January 02, 2006 09:31:43 PM »

I was inspired by a pair of awesome irregular choice shoes http://www.zappos.com/n/pair_image.cgi?product_id=7153983&color_id=72.  I had these brown shoe hanging out in my closet for over a year, they were on clearance at payless for 5 bucks.  Although they were very cute, I'm not really into the "equestrian" look (I'm guessing those were horse bits on the front).  

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Here's the after:


Ahhhhh..  Much better. I can't wait to wear them out! They need to be broken in pretty bad, but that's okay. One must suffer sometimes for adorable shoes Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2006 09:43:22 PM »

Very cute!  I must try this!  What kind of glue did you use?  Will you keep us updated on how well it holds after a few wears? 
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2006 09:48:01 PM »

I just used hot glue, I guess I'll find out how well it holds!! I am going to try wearing them tomorrow Smiley  I did sew the buttons in, so my main concern is with the ends of the ribbon and rick rack riding up.
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2006 09:51:52 PM »

Holy crap.  I can't imagine trying to sew those buttons on.  Ouch.

I was thinking maybe super glue but that might crack.  Ever tryed modge podge?  I'm pretty new with it but I hear it works small miracles.
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2006 09:56:37 PM »

Actually the hardest part of the buttons wasn't piercing through the shoe, it was seeing where to stick it so it would end up in the right spot on the outside Smiley  I used jewelry pliers to pierce and pull the needle through, which I'm sure contributed to the ease. I'll have to try modge podge sometime,  this is my first actually shoe recon so if this goes well I'll get more adventurous!
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2006 10:24:30 PM »

Note:
I made some shoes like this.
If you didn't use a high-temp, industrial-type hot glue gun, DON'T wear them in public yet. I would suggest peeling them off and reglueing with a high-temp or with a type of super glue.
They are very, very cute.  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2006 10:31:57 PM »

I like yours better than the pair that inspired them.  Smiley 
Now I feel a strange urge to glue that one stray piece of rick rack I have to a pair of shoes! 
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2006 01:29:33 PM »

congrats! those are ridiculously cute!
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2006 01:34:45 PM »

Those are way cute!  I agree they are so much better then the "professional" ones.
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2006 01:39:22 PM »

wow toooooooo.......... .....CUTE!!! Shocked
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