White sneakers are considered an essential part of what fashion experts call a “capsule wardrobe”. A capsule wardrobe freezes your closet in time and if you were to walk into it 5, 10 or even 20 years from now you should still be able to confidently wear what's in it. Which brings me to The Converse athlete shoe. It has been around for over 100 years and hasn't changed much in it's design. A white Converse sneaker pairs well with almost anything; jeans, shorts, dresses, skirts and even a suit. But what happens when after much use the shoe is far from white? Bring out the paint and let your kids create wearable art and a shoe that shows off your playful side! The kids will be super proud to see you wear their creations!
Tools & Materials:
acrylic Paint - primary colors + white
a pair of canvass shoes
Step 1: Use painters tape to isolate the canvas part of the shoe from the rubber sole
Step 2: Decide what color you want your shoes to be; in the warm orange/red tones or in the cool bluish/green tones or purple/blue tones. A nice combo of colors to set out in order to avoid getting an ugly brown are: red + blue + white, blue + yellow + white or yellow + red + white. Pour the acrylic paint into a tray, set out the paintbrushes and cover all working surfaces.
Step 3: Bleach the shoe laces in a jar of bleach for a few hours to get them bright white again or purchase a new pair. Wearing gloves rinse out the bleach out of the shoelaces. Allows the shoelaces and painted shoes to dry. Remove the tape, lace up the laces and wear proudly!