Monday, 26 November 2012

Studded converse-like shoes

 Wandering through the shops of chinatown, I've found these supper sweet and sooo cheap red converse-like shoes that were begging me to get them and to make good use of them. In another shop I've seen some studs that seemed interesting enough, so I thought I'd give it a try.
 I have to say that I'm not a big fan of intellectual property theft, especially of something as iconic as these shoes are (that's right, for me they are shoes, not sneakers), so I had to think twice. It was, wearing "fake" converse (they don't have a brand tag, but the design is totally stolen), or spending 40 euros (yes, that's the price in Italy) for the original pair. Normally I would opt for the original solution, but since we're talking the 2 seasons trend (the studs), I went for the cheap one!

What you'll need:
- 60 cone studs
- a pair of shoes
- a pair of scissors (or a screwdriver) to press stud closures

Place your studs randomly, I started from the bottom of the shoe

 The whole thing was very easy to make, you just puts studs randomly and you're done. The only part that was a bit tricky was a counter part of the shoe because of the foxing. It was so hard that I literally crashed a couple of studs... but fortunately persistence pays off!

Happy Monday!


  1. Love this idea!I will probably try that! :)

  2. I've been DYING for some studded Converse for ages and my boyfriend, a huge DIY:er, is always telling me that I can just "glue some studs on". I haven't really trusted his ideas yet, but your shoes look really cool! I might just give it a try...

    1. I love how they look and people around me keep on praise them. It's as easy to make as it looks! :) Please post yours if you do it!!