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10 March 2007 @ 01:23 pm
Spray Painting Shoes  
I'm really looking for black hi-top converse, but I don't want to pay about $50 for a pair. Wal*Mart has hi-top Coverse-style shoes for about $12, but they only come in maroon and brown. Has anyone has any experience painting these types of shoes? I was thinking I could spray paint them black, but will that make them uber-stiff and hard to wear? Or, since they're shoes, will it not make too much of a difference? Any thoughts or other ideas would be greatly appreciated.
 
 
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///eranim on March 10th, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC)
Just to warn you, the wal-mart imitation-converses are either comfortable but not durable, or totally painful to wear.
Meg the Wicked Gemmermaidsvoice on March 11th, 2007 05:15 am (UTC)
I've always had incredible luck with the walmart versions. Their hightops were the first I had- before I even knew what converse all stars were! But I'll tell you painting them makes them really stiff and until that breaks in that is really uncomfortable. I'd use black acrylic paint (like apple barrel) mixed with a fabric medium. That makes it not as thick. I've never spray painted them though.
araispoetryaraispoetry on March 14th, 2007 10:56 pm (UTC)
would dyeing them work?