So if you've been around here for a while, you know that Tom is extremely tall. With being tall comes huge feet, obviously. That's why these shoes are so big, they're a 15. We have such a hard time finding him shoes that he actually likes, so I decided to retrieve an old pair that he loves from the trunk of our car (I have no idea why they were back there) and make them new again instead of buying new shoes altogether.
After I did one shoe, I decided to document the process because I thought they came out so well!
Here's what you'll need:
1. New shoe laces
2. Fabric paint (any craft store should have this)
3. Shoe Whitener (I picked this up at Target)
4. A paint brush!
What to do:
1. Take out the gross shoe laces and throw them away!
2. Clean the shoes (I used a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser--those things are the bomb--haha remember when it was cool to say "the bomb"?). Dry them with a paper towel.
3. Apply the Shoe whitener all over the top of the shoe. Do a second coat on any spots that need it. Let it dry.
4. Apply a thin coat of the white fabric paint on stubborn areas--in seams, over the rubber sole that shows on the sides, etc. If you make sure to do a thin coat it's not going to show up at all! This stuff is amazing for shoes and I never would've thought of using it on them (...until I did, haha)
5. Add the new laces.
6. You can thank me later!