Got myself some new kicks – DIY

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Spring!
Time to toss the old Converse out the window and get a new pair. The first ones I ever bought was a blue pair so it felt like it was time for blue again.
But of course I just can’t let them be plain.
A couple of years back – (well more than 7), I used to sell customized sneakers in NYC,Tokyo, London and Stockholm. Now I just make them for fun.

I’ve been wanting a studded pair for a while but never got around finishing them.
First I cut out a piece of paper about the same size as the side of the shoe.

Then I lay all the studs out on the paper as a template.
The studs are from Panduro and
the shoes from SneakersNStuff (if ever in Stockholm & you like sneakers -this is the place to go).

The testing about still havn’t made me sure of which color to use on the laces.
I always, always swap the laces.

White is just so white.

Della customized her sneakers with some stickers of her as a child.

I also like my old Fixa Rummet ones – Pollock inspired. Very nice.

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alexandrareply
April 09, 2011 at 08:04 AM

Lovely!

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Joreply
April 09, 2011 at 08:04 AM

brilliant! I was just about to head out to enjoy the sunny spring day and wondering where my converses are…

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lindareply
April 11, 2011 at 11:04 AM

tjusigt! Var har du köpt skosnörena? så fina färger, speciellt de gula och de rosa (är dem verkligen tvåfärgade?)! Behöver byta mina dassiga vita till något lite mer poppigt vårigt.

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hellomomoreply
April 19, 2011 at 07:04 PM

Love your shoe re-do, I wrote about it on my blog! ^__^ Have a nice day!

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Isabellereply
April 19, 2011 at 09:04 PM
– In reply to: hellomomo

Looks great! Thanks-Isabelle

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