We were super excited to hear that one of our customers, budding artist, Veronika Duspivova had been re-working our classic styles into her own customised footwear. By simply taking a plain, white, lace up canvas shoe and painting on her very own designs you can see she has transformed them into some truly unique styles.
We felt inspired by Veronika’s creativity so have put together a few of our own shoe customising tips that you can try for yourself at home.
Swap your normal laces for brightly coloured and patterned laces for a cheap and simple way of updating your footwear; neon bright’s look amazing against white and black so embrace a bit of colour. Ribbon and rope are also fantastic ways to bring some uniqueness to your plain shoes.
If you want to toughen up your canvas shoes or heels then nothing screams grunge glamour more than studs, these are normally pushed through the shoe then opened at the back to secure in place. Want to try something a little more feminine? Then simply stick pretty little diamantes over the toe of your shoe to create a sparkly toepost that is bang on trend.
All women love a bit of sparkle so why not update that pair of plain court shoes by coating in glue then rolling in glitter to create a going out look that will never go out of fashion. Don’t just stick to gold and silver; mix it up with cobalt blue, emerald green and shocking pink for a really eye-catching look.
Dye pens and fabric dyes are so easy to use nowadays you can customise your footwear in a matter of minutes. Pens will allow you to add more detailing and give you more control, so why not get doodling and release your inner artist.
Sewing on a fabric patch, whether it’s your favourite bands logo or favourite football team is a really simple way of bringing some individuality to your footwear. With iron on patches out there, it’s never been easier to rock a new look. Want to create a punk look? Simply attach your patches on with coloured safety pins.
Buttons, jewels and bows will spruce up a plain old pair of canvas shoes and create a look that’s unique to you. Sparkly jewels will give you a great evening out look, while buttons can create a fantastic rainbow effect that will never go out of fashion.
Customising is so easy, anyone can do it, if you’re not too confident then stick to easy pens and dyes to update your look, if you are full of creativity then dig out the ribbon, glitter and patches. It’s all about creating a look that showcases your personality.
So give it a go and don’t forget to share your quirky designs with us.