Got myself some new kicks – DIY

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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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April 9, 2011 at 08:23


April 9, 2011 at 08:45

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

April 11, 2011 at 11:55

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.

April 19, 2011 at 19:33

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

April 19, 2011 at 21:03
– In reply to: hellomomo

Looks great! Thanks-Isabelle