33 Stylish DIY Shoe Hacks
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33 Stylish DIY Shoe Hacks

No matter whether you’re all about the ballet flat, love a strappy pair of sandals, or are always looking for a little color-blocked height, we’re guessing that you like a good pair of shoes. But lately you find yourself looking at the bottom of your closet, filled with bins of shoes, and just want something a little more one-of-a-kind, a bit more creative. Seems like the perfect time to DIY!

Here are 33 inventive ways to deck out your kicks, from jeweled heels to neon converse with a few ombre numbers in between. (P.S. When is the last time you watched Shoes?)

1. Miu Miu Jeweled Heels: These blinged out heels are amazing. We love the bold chunky jewels inspired by Miu Miu. (via Honestly WTF)

2. Gold Tipped Ballet Flats: We created this for St. Patrick’s Day but they’re pretty fly all year round. (via Brit + Co.)

3. Burberry Inspired Tribal Heels: How awesome are these? Grab a few strings of beads or necklaces and add them to a pair of black heels. (via A Pair and a Spare)

4. Studded Converse: Add a little punk to your favorite pair of chucks. (via Brit + Co.)

5. Spiked Heels: Roar! These are fierce and a little bit dangerous. Don’t mess. (via Brit + Co.)

6. Red Saddle Shoes: Saddle shoes definitely aren’t everyone’s jam but we can get behind this red and white color scheme. (via A Beautiful Mess)

7. Color Blocked Heels: Maybe you just want a pop of color? Use spray paint to add a color blocked heel to any pair of Mary Janes or Oxfords. (via Brit + Co.)

8. Colored Oxford Soles: Speaking of Oxfords, how killer are these painted soles? (via I Spy DIY)

9. Neon Piping: Neon piping? Genius, and so simple. (via Lovelyish)



10. Chunky Neon Heels: Now these are some professional grade neon painted shoes. We love the color choices and all those sparkly purses in the background. (via Love Maegan)

11. Studded Sandals: Take a basic pair of flat sandals and stud ’em up! (via Brit + Co.)

12. Polka Dot Sneaks: How cute are these? So easy to make and add that special little something to a comfy pair of canvas sneaks. (via Golden and Lovely)

13. Sparkly Heart Shoe Clips: Pink sequined hearts are certainly on the girly girl side of things :) (via Randomly Happy)

14. Ankle Fringe Heels: These shoes sort of remind us of a Vegas showgirl… but somehow in a classy way. (via Love Maegan)

15. Fabric Gladiator Sandals: Can’t go for the full gladiator look? Same! That’s why we swooned when we came across this clever way to create a fabric wrap take on the gladiator trend. (via Glitter ‘N Glue)

16. Laced Heels: Are your favorite heels getting a little stretched out? Or you just want to change things up? Add laces! (via Brit + Co.)

17. DIY Missoni Sneakers: Now that is a good paint job. (via Refinery29)

18. Leather Fringe: Another take on fringe and a little less Vegas, it’s easy to add leather fringe to any pair of flat sandals. (via Brit + Co.)

19. Chain Ankle Strap: Recently featured in Brit Picks, go for an edgier take on the black ballet flat and add a length of chain around your ankle. (via I Spy DIY)

20. Neon Converse: Using VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Brights, we created a new take on the old school no-laces sneak. (via Brit + Co.)

21. Pom Pom Shoe Clip: Bookmark this for holiday parties, Christmas morning, and St. Patrick’s Day. (via Lovely Indeed)

22. Custom Floral Insoles: Love the idea of customizing insoles with fun and funky patterns. (via Grosgrain Fabulous)

23. Glitter Heels: All that glitters is gold, after all. (via Brit + Co.)

24. Dip Dye Ombre Ballet Flats: These are too perfect for summer. (via Swell Mayde)

25. Lace Patterned Toms: We included these in our recent DIY lace roundup and are anxious to give them a try! (via Lil Blue Boo)

26. Miu Miu Inspired Glitter Converse: Who says glitter, studs, and Converse aren’t a match made in style heaven? ;) (via Love Maegan)

27. String Stripes: Another take on tricked out sandals, all we did to customize these was wrap hemp cord around the central strap. (via Brit + Co.)

28. Comic Book Heels: Ready to channel your inner superhero style? (via Iron Spy)

29. Neon Ankle Straps: These could also be fun to add to a black pump! (via I Spy DIY)

30. Ombre Keds: We love this summery take on a pale ombre. (via Design for Mankind)

31. Costume Earring Shoe Clips: Love this use of costume clip-ons – might need to stock up on a bunch of our own at the next Alameda Antiques Faire. (via Honestly WTF)

32. Tie Dye Galaxy Shoe: Call it our love of Star Wars, call it a whole bunch of 80s kids growing up, but the galaxy trend definitely seems to be here to stay. (via Swell Mayde)

33. DIY Belted Boots: Last, a fun way to belt old or worn out boots! (via Brit + Co.)

Have you updated any of your old kicks? Tell us about your tips and tricks in the comments below.