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« 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.

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« 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.

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« 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.

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