Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Patchwork Shoes

Do you remember that Jimmy Nail hit "Crocodile Shoes" in 1994? Probably not, but I do. It has nothing whatsoever to do with these shoes or this post, or this whole blog. but it just popped into my head as I typed "Patchwork Shoes".

I have been having trouble finding suitable summer shoes for Tokyo, in Tokyo. Women's shoes go up to about a UK 6 and I am an 8. Men's shoes are too wide and NOT PRETTY! I want ones with bows on and kittens and stuff.
You rarely see shoes like this in the men's section. So...I went online and found some fairly dull shoes but which came in my size and looked suitable for walking around a city with its thermostat stuck on 'high'. Then I started covering them with the aimless patchwork I started making way back in October last year.
Patchwork shoes
I decided it looked a bit jobby, but it's hard to remove glue and fabric from white shoes without leaving dirty marks (guess how I know that) so I carried on.
Patchwork Shoes
Patchwork Shoes Side
Once the glue had dryed I gave them two coats of this spray-on walking shoe waterproofing stuff I had kicking about. I still think they look a tad jobby but they are much more colourful than any other summer shoes I could find in my size. I wore them this week for the first time and they held up well so I shall count that as a success!


3 comments:

Harrysmum said...

Cute makeover! They look great, hope they last well!

jan said...

OMG - I love these! I am copying your idea :)xo jan

Wendy said...

Jan from Sew and Sow Farm's blog sent me over to say hi and check out your blog...so glad I chose your blog, your shoes are awesome! I am going to make me a pair as well...now off to explore your blog...

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