Not shoes made out of giraffes, no.
March 1, 2011 5:59 PM   Subscribe

How do I make the perfect giraffe shoes?

I just saw these shoes. I'm not sure I can live without them. Granted, there in little kid size, and in some foreign country, but I really really want them. In my size, and on my feet. I like the pattern, the cute little zipper, and the soles. Everything.

I saw the customize feature on the Converse website, but nothing about making those awesome soles, and I kind of think they sell the shoes.

Is this a lost cause? Any creative ideas? They don't have to be Chucks exactly. Just something equally awesome and giraffe-tastic.
posted by letahl to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
*they're* (See what a rush I'm in?)
posted by letahl at 6:01 PM on March 1, 2011


You can get a pair of plain white ones and paint them yourself using fabric paint. Jacquard is a good brand. And you can always make a stencil with freezer paper if you don't think you could eyeball the spots just right.
posted by phunniemee at 6:04 PM on March 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


OK. About 20 years ago I bought real converse giraffe shoes. They exist. You could look around. What size are your feet??
posted by beccaj at 6:42 PM on March 1, 2011


Mine were high top but I do see there are low top giraffes avail now.
posted by beccaj at 6:44 PM on March 1, 2011


There's also zazzle but no, I don't think you can customize the soles there either.
posted by Morrigan at 6:50 PM on March 1, 2011


I am size 8 women's US.
posted by letahl at 7:03 PM on March 1, 2011


If you go the DIY route, what phunniemee said but I'd start with yellow chucks and paint on the brown spots.
posted by ljesse at 10:35 PM on March 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


Love it. Fabric paint, eh? I'll take a look at Michael's.
posted by letahl at 7:22 AM on March 2, 2011


You can buy unprimed canvas chucks made for painting on at art supply stores like this http://www.utrechtart.com/dsp_view_product.cfm?item=17187 they may take the paint better than ones that are meant to be finished.
posted by SpaceWarp13 at 8:10 AM on March 2, 2011


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