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Topic: oh so ugly shoes. ideas to make them awesome?  (Read 1276 times)
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« on: July 07, 2005 03:13:41 PM »

I have two old, very ugly pairs of shoes (from payless!) that I bought a few years ago. Now that they've been in the back of my closet for a while, I want to do something with them so that my feet will not feel ashamed to be seen in them.
does anyone have any suggestions to make them cool/pretty/less hideous?

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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2005 05:57:12 PM »

hmm. i think on the brown and white ones i would paint the union jack on the heel thingy and paint the straps black. on the black you could do bright red and zebra. Or on the white and brown ones you could paint the brown yellow, the white black and in black stencil on the heel thing a corrosive symbol and a CAUTION : CORROSIVE or something. thats the best part about high heeled sandal thingys like that  Grin

« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2005 06:06:00 PM »

I say make the white straps blue (maybe some faux suede from joanns hot glued on---would that work?) for that weird 70's combination that seems to work and hunt down a cool pair of earrings/broches/whatnots and attach them to the middle of the black ones---I think they could easily look a bit more vintage/cool that way. I saw a girl with a pair almost like the black ones that had a little leather flower in the middle of the strap---you could probably find something like that in the hairbands and brushes section of the drugstore. I've seen a lot of hair ties with giant flowers on them lately. Or there's always 1 inch punk buttons. That might look cool on the black ones.

« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2005 06:50:03 PM »

Sharpies; buttons (glued or sewed); crochet strips to cover the straps; tiny bows; or larger bows.


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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2005 07:06:09 PM »

the white ones would be super cute if you cut the straps of about 1 in from the base and knit/crochet a center piece and use the stubs to connect the piece (fold over the straps to make loops..... then you could have espadrille like shoozies!
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2005 07:12:07 PM »

The white ones need to be rhinsestoneified. For the black ones, I think it would be kinda hot if you took the bow off (that is a bow on them, right? I cant see it too well) and splattered them with blots of white paint.

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