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
Response by poster: *they're* (See what a rush I'm in?)
posted by letahl at 6:01 PM on March 1, 2011

Best answer: 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

Best answer: 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

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

Best answer: 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]

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

Best answer: You can buy unprimed canvas chucks made for painting on at art supply stores like this 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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