How to Upcycle and DIY New Shoes

How to Upcycle and DIY New Shoes

Most of the tutorials are about using old or cheap shoes re-doing them, but there are also some links on how to make shoes from scratch.

Instead of buying a new pair of shoes why not upcycle some old ones and make them a stylish outfit?
There are a lot of easy ways to do it easily by adding removable embellishments, painting them, sew some fabric or ruffle and more..

The most difficult is sometimes to have ideas on how to do it. That’s the reason why I picked some cool links that can help you on making your own shoes.

In this article I try to show you ideas to go green by recycling those shoes that you don’t like anymore but that still are in a good condition. They are pretty creative ideas that will help you make your shoes fabulous!
Most of the tutorials are about using old or cheap shoes re-doing them, but there are also some links on how to make shoes from scratch. Not stylish ones, though.

Make old shoes look better than new
Add shine to old shoes with decoupage.
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Louis Vuitton Brocade Booties
a pair of ghetto-esque booties styled with Gold paint, Fur and Ribbon
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these sparkly heels will help boost your optimism.
paint the heels of the shoes gold and glue crystals to them
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a pair of loafers or oxfords with studs and industrial size chain added along the back heel
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DIY Lace Upholstered Shoes
Everything was sewn on these… in conjunction with glue and fabric sprays.
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DIY Future Flintstone Shoes
refurbished shoes painted with Tulip soft fabric paint, metallic ribbon for the laces and Halcraft stone beads
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DIY: Leopard Converse sneakers
faux fur placed onto the sneaker with doubleside tape
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Do It Yourself: Bow Shoes
This fabulous footwear looks amazing with all of the season’s retro ensembles and offers an easy way to freshen up the foundation pieces in your wardrobe
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How to Make a Pair of Boot-Covers from a Leather Jacket
You could also try fabric, canvas, corderuoy, or denim for an entirely different look!
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DIY Flowered Ballet Flats
They are so very easy to make!
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Red Figure Chucks
Converse All-Stars painted in the classical red-figure vase style with acrylic paints
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Shoestrings further explored
taupe pumps updated with some cheap stretch bias binding and elastic net ribbon
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How-To: Glam Up Your Shoes
Take a less-than-perfect pair and transform them into the ultimate gleaming metallic accessory.
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Boring Grey Ballet Flats to Fabulous designer look-alikes!!
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Upcycled sweater boots
What do you get when you mix a cheap pair of flats, an old sweater, and lots of hot glue?
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Googly Eyed Shoes
How fun are these googly-eye encrusted sneakers?
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The Empire Kicks Back: Star Wars Shoe Craft
tips and tricks for making your own.
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Make your own shoes or maybe even go barefoot?
DIY shoe making…
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Retro-Style Running Shoes from Old Tires
homemade running shoes made from old car tires and other upcycled materials
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PSingh1990, posted this comment on Dec 8th, 2010

Nice Share.

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Suni51, posted this comment on Dec 8th, 2010

Simply great, very nice, this is wonderful post. Thanks for sharing

Suni51, posted this comment on Dec 8th, 2010

Simply great, very nice, this is wonderful post. Thanks for sharing.

The Quail 1957, posted this comment on Dec 8th, 2010

awesome post. I enjoyed reading this creative and informative article.

lillyrose, posted this comment on Dec 8th, 2010

very creative post. I used to always use a shoe dye to change the colour of my shoes when I was a kid.

Jessie Will, posted this comment on Dec 8th, 2010

Wow, there is truly a lot of place for creativity. Amazing ideas, although I don’t think I would venture to do it myself.. but it could be a great business model – to re-make old shoes into something fashionable and put a designer label, lol :)

Love Nancy, posted this comment on Dec 8th, 2010

Good one.

Thanks for share.

crisdiwata, posted this comment on Dec 9th, 2010

Creative one! Though the heels were too high.

lapasan, posted this comment on Dec 9th, 2010

Those are good tutorials, but it still needs a little of skill and craftsmanship to redo old shoes.

john smither, posted this comment on Dec 9th, 2010

Interesting article.

albert1jemi, posted this comment on Dec 9th, 2010

well written

phones accessories, posted this comment on Mar 24th, 2011

like THE ARTICLE, great post

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