Earlier this month I painted my shoes. Weird, I know. Nick was way skeptical of me painting shoes. And I was too. He called them "hobo shoes" :)
I like to think they look better than hobo shoes.
I also have needed black flat or shoes I could wear with black outfits. I had been losely looking for new shoes and just hadn't found anything I liked.
Bottom line was that I had these shoes and was going to have to pitch them because they didn't look good enough to wear out. So I figured I might as well try to paint them. If they turned out horrible I could still just throw them away and not be out anything.
I've worn them about 5 times since I've worn them and have had absolutely no problems with them. Last week we went to a murder mystery at a local mansion/museum and I wore them to that. It was absolutely pouring and to tell the truth I was kind of worried. I was scared my shoes would start to run and then there would be huge black streaks behind us on these gorgeous, expensive rugs. But they were fine, everything looked great, and I still haven't had any trouble.
These by far are not shoes I wear every day, so I have no idea of the wear they would take on a day to day basis. But they have been great for a sometime shoe.
If you decide to paint your shoes, I'd love to see pictures of them! It's so fun and the possibilities are endless!