Thursday, June 11, 2009

Have I reached a new spray paint high?

Or am I high on spray paint?

No, that's not it. I did not inhale.

I love, love, love Dansko shoes. They fit my feet just right. They help keep my hips in alignment. (One of my legs is a little longer than the other, so this is an issue for me.)

But I don't love how the clunky bases of the shoes get so scuffed up. See?



Maybe this just happens to me. Maybe I bang my feet against things more than most people. But honestly, it makes me sad for expensive shoes to look like this.



I took them back to the store. I asked if there was a method for fixing them. I inquired about having the bases re-covered. No go.

But now, thanks to our secret weapon, they look like this!



Obviously I need to clean and polish the leather uppers, but I can do that easily. It was the scuffed-up bases that seemed impossible to fix--until I remembered good old spray paint!

What do you think? A new high? Or a new low?

9 comments:

Kristi said...

I think Awesome!

Simply Susan said...

I completely understand about the expensive shoes and I admit that I have painted a few pair in my lifetime ;o)

Marla said...

You are definitely a problem solver. I love thinking outside the box and painting shoes....now that's a great idea.

Dawn said...

why have i not thought of this?? i have a favorite pair of shoes that have very scuffed heels... sometimes i think i should not be wearing them anymore- but NOW! i know just what to do. THANK YOU!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

My goodness...good thinking. Besides, these shoes are darling and must be worn until they start to fall apart. : )
Thank you for your kind comment over at my place.
I have had some losses in my life too, but being happy for others is always the best choice. How sweet of you to share.
Have a good day.

Rebekah said...

Just keep an eye out for flaking. My mom once spray-painted a pair of pumps to match an outfit she was going to wear for an afternoon out shopping with a friend. In the middle of a frou-frou rug shop she realized that her she was leaving navy paint flakes all over the expensive merchandise! Granted, spray paint has come a long way since then, but I thought you'd get a giggle out of the story. :)

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I think you've hit a new high! Love it - problem solved!

Manuela

Kimba said...

I love it! What a great way to solve a problem! I've got a pair of shoes that I still love but the bottoms are looking a little ragged too. I'm going to give this a shot!

Kimba

diXymiss said...

Very clever solution! I love Danskos too and have been known to touch up mine with a Sharpie marker.

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