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« on: August 15, 2006 06:04:32 PM »

I'd seen all these shoe revamps on Craftster and was feeling really inspired.  I found an old pair of flip flops in the basement.  They'd only cost me 2 dollars at Walmart and I had only wore them once.  I figured maybe I could revamp these flip flops.  I had thought it would be simple enough. They weren't ugly.  This is what they looked like before I did anything to them.  

While looking for inspiration I saw these shoes on the internet.  
I was very attracted to them.  I felt that the gladiator style was becoming quite a popular trend and I figured I may as well jump on it early.  Of course this was a very challenging project.  That's in my nature though, I suppose.  I choose things that are a bit too challenging.  I thought about giving up a few times, but I managed to finish them.       I ripped the sandal off the sole and covered it with some leather.  I drew out patterns for all the other pieces and sewed them all together.  I spray painted everything gold and painted the soles tan.  I'm not too sure how long the paint will last.  I guess I'll have to experiment a little.

Along with all the extra supplies I used to make them, they cost around ten dollars, which isn't too bad.  I don't know as I'd where them around just yet.  They're a bit shoddy, and I should probably touch them up a little bit.    I would really enjoy some feedback.  Thank you.
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2006 06:08:17 PM »

that is the coolest! i think yours are much better looking than the original ones...
wow... i'm just very impressed

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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2006 06:40:06 PM »

i love it! who knew you could make such cute shoes from flip flops?
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2006 09:57:28 PM »

Wow! Shocked Agreed with scorpiobaby07 didn't know can make such cute shoes from flip flops. Great work!
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2006 07:09:07 PM »

wow these are awesome!
they're definitley becoming a huge trend..ive seen them alot in magazines and stuff, great job on making them yourself!
i was going to buy a pair a few days ago.. i'm sooo lazy.
these turned out great though, i might try them.. Smiley


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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2006 10:27:07 AM »

omgosh!! I can't believe you MADE those!!!  When I saw the before picture, I was thinking how could you possibly turn those into gladiators?!  But now I know! I have gladiators, but the mass produced ones from Payless...I am now ridden with guilt!
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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2006 12:06:54 PM »

WOWOWOWOWOW those pretty much kick ass. possibly roman ass.
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2006 06:49:48 AM »

Very impressive. They don't look a thing like they did before. I never would have guessed that they were flip flops in a past life if you hadn't mentioned it.

Stop being so damned positive. Staring at the sun only blinds some one. By only looking at the positive, you miss an entire beautiful world of shadows and colors. Don't be overly negative, be realistic. The world is so much more complex and beautiful that way.
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2006 08:51:45 PM »

Those are awesome! Like everyone's already said, I really wouldn't have guessed they used to be flip-flops. They look amazing, and I think the kind of scuffed/shoddy paint adds to the look Cheesy
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2006 08:41:42 PM »

wow, great job!
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