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Do You Know How to Create Exclusive Faux Fur Sneakers?

Hey Cuties,

I’m on a serious fashion kick right now. Not just fashion but DIY fashion, I love making things my own. The Golden Globes were on over the weekend and the fashion was killer. New York Fashion Week is coming up and I’ve got ideas, some are new ideas and others are ideas I’ve been holding onto in my mind. I’m oozing with creativity and I want to get it all out. 

DIY Faux Fur Sneakers

Converse Pro Blaze – Before

New York Fashion Week is coming up again and I’m thrilled to go for the second time. I shared my first Fashion Week experience last September and although it was amazing it was warm. This time around it is in the dead of winter. That means the hawk will be out and taking prisoners in the mean streets of New York.  Fashion week means standing and waiting and more standing and more waiting. I had on heels the last time, because I wanted to be all cute and stuff, girl bye. You already know that we suffer for fashion; but this time I’m going to slay fashion with comfort.  Lesson learned.

DIY Faux Fur Sneakers

Converse Pro Blaze – Before

After attending my first show I learned that you will see people dressed for the ball and to run a marathon inside of the same show. THERE ARE NO RULES TO FASHION! With that notion in mind I decided to rock a pair of sneakers but totally funk them up a bit.

DIY Faux Fur Sneakers

Supplies: Faux Fur, Spray Paint & Glue

I’m a lover of Converse so that was a no brainer for me when deciding what shoe to work with. My only requirement was that my shoe of choice has structure to it, that makes it easier to work with. I went to the clearance section of the Converse Outlet and fell in love with a Converse Pro Blaze sneaker.  Usually I’m an All Star girl but not today. Original price $80, clearance price $40 + 40% off + tax + $5 off coupon = $20 SCORE!

DIY Faux Fur Sneakers

First round of spray paint

I purchased two pair of these sneakers because I loved them so much as is. This pair is for strictly for the hack, I wanted a black sneaker so I spray painted them black. Babe got me a matte black multi-purpose spray paint. The can says it was good to use on rubber so he knew leather would be just fine and it totally was.

DIY Faux Fur Sneakers

Pretty good for the first spray.

My plan was to put on two coats and that worked out perfectly. I did a pretty good job with the first round of spray painting. You want to do this outside so you aren’t inhaling the fumes. When you spray there is a kick back of mist that will coat your surroundings. Peep the black grass on the right side of the picture.  After spraying them down I set it in the garage to dry for a couple of hours.

DIY Faux Fur Sneakers

Spray Paint Coat 2

The second spray is done and they have dried, my goal here was to go back and get some of the thread details that I missed the first time. With the bold mustard color, the missed areas were obvious. I sprayed the inside of the tongue a bit as well. They are ready for the next step.

DIY Faux Fur Sneakers

Faux Fur

After they dried I was ready to add the faux fur {from the craft store} to the tongue for the shoe. I had mixed feelings on how I would achieve this look. I could go the hot glue gun route but I didn’t think it was the best long term option. I went for the E6000 glue, it takes longer to dry but it is more durable. I measured my faux fur against the tongue of my shoe to determine how long I needed each strip. I didn’t use a ruler I just eyeballed ti and cut. My strips are narrow but the tongue is wide so I used two pieces on each tongue.

DIY Faux Fur Sneakers

One side done, other side coated with glue

I already have one fur strip on the left. I put the glue all over the right side and I’m just going to stick the fur to it.  Tip: Make sure your fur is going in the same direction.

DIY Faux Fur Sneakers

First shoe is done

I cut my strips a little longer than the tongue. This allowed me to wrap the extra fur over the back of the tongue. It is coming along nicely though. It doesn’t take a long time and doesn’t require crafting skills.

DIY Faux Fur Sneakers

All done and laced up

 

I love the end result, they look so cute. I can’t wait to rock them, I’m going to pair them with my boyfriend jeans I just made. Ooooohhhh, killing them. I can’t wait to say “I made these and my  jeans” when people inquire about my dope look.

DIY Faux Fur Sneakers

Side shot

This total project cost about $32. I wanted to include a side shot so you can see the detailing of the star on the side.

DIY Faux Fur Sneakers

Have you ever hacked up a pair of shoes and added your own style? Chat with me in the comment below or FB, IG or Twitter.

Article written by:

Mimi Green is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a mother of two and a girlfriend to one. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

Join the discussion

  1. Candy

    Oh my gosh I would never have believed you did this yourself. What a great do it yourself project. Not difficult at all.

  2. Chrishelle Ebner

    What a cute look. I bet you saved a bundle by making them yourself. You did a great job, and you made it look very doable.

  3. Jacqui @FlightsFancyMom

    OMG. Woman you are BRAVE! I am always watching my nickles and dimes. I would NOT have done that to a pair of converses! LOL. Give me a pair of payless shoes? Sure! But, they look great!

  4. Karissa @WithOurBest (@withourbest)

    Okay now that is creative! They look great like you bought them off a shelf!

  5. Jeanette

    That is so cute! You are extremely creative. I would’ve never thought of doing something like this. I will definitely be trying this out soon. I really like the idea of it.

  6. Demetra

    Wow, I had no idea you could pain sneakers, that’s so cool. I love the faux fur, it’s so chic! Have fun at NY fashion week, I can’t wait to see pictures.

  7. Katie Kinsley

    Wow, I didn’t know you could spray paint shoes!

  8. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    Those sneakers look so cool. I wouldnt have guessed that you made these yourself. They look so professional. Good job!

  9. Daria

    These are so cute, very stylish! You go girl! My creativity doesn’t reach that far, lol…. Keep us updated on the comments you receive!

  10. Alli Smith

    I thought I was the spray paint queen, but I did not know you could spray paint sneakers. You did an awesome job and the faux fur really does dress up the sneakers. It’s so cute and stylish. Your feet sure will be happy during Fashion Week.

  11. Tanya Barnett

    I! lOVE! THESE! I am so making these for my next event!!!

  12. Pam

    I love easy DIYs like this. What a great way to change the look of a normal pair of sneakers!

  13. Eva

    Oh man! So many possibilities! I can’t wait to make some fun stuff this winter!

  14. Annemarie LeBlanc

    Wow, you really have unique creative ideas! The faux fur sneakers would be fun to wear, I can only imagine the looks on people’s faces. 🙂 I will show this post to my niece. She’s the real crafty one in the family and loves repurposing her stuff.

  15. Jeanine

    What! That is really cool. I wouldn’t ever think to do this, but they look adorbs! So cute, I would love to do this if I could find the right sneakers to do it with.. these worked well!

  16. Vany

    I’m so not an artsy person, but I can definitely pull this off if I try with your instruction. I’d probably make them pink though. Lol! Great project

  17. Amanda

    Now that’s a fun way to spice up a pair of kicks. I’m not sure if it is my style because I couldn’t pull it off, but kudos to those who can!

  18. Rashida

    Wow! Those turned out so nice! I wish I had a creative eye when it comes to fashion, but I get extremely overwhelmed with coming up with looks.

  19. Marielle Altenor

    That is epic! I wasn’t sure at first because I LOVE the color they were before but after seeing the faux fur, I was SOLD! Great job!!

  20. Rebecca Swenor

    These DIY faux fur sneakers is a great idea for sure. I love doing crafts like this and making something look beauty along with being stylish. This is something I will have to share with my nieces. Thanks for sharing the idea.

  21. Kenya

    Girl!!! My husband was sitting here as I was reading this and he like wait scroll back up on that? His jaw dropped. you are so freaking dope!

  22. Carissa Godbott

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your DIY’s!!!! These are so cute!!!! Now you have me thinking about whether or not I could pull this off…Im pretty crafty but Im not sure if mine would look as good as these!!!

    • MimiCuteLips

      I say go for it, try it out on a cheap pair of shoes. This way if it doesn’t go as planned you haven’t invested a lot of money. 😉

  23. Kirstin Fuller

    #DIYQueen does it again! I’m so going to try this out with my own twist (will keep you posted). They are super cute and I know they will look fabulous with your beaded boyfriend jeans! What will you pair them with? Maybe A fab white cotton shirt? Can’t wait to see the final #OOTD

    • MimiCuteLips

      Thanks Kirstin. I can’t wait to see what you come up with. I have so many style ideas for them but they certainly include a white button up shirt.

  24. Ty

    Those are super cute! You always have the cutest ideas.

  25. Chubskulit Rose

    Wow, look at that, it looks awesome! You really are awesome with this kind of projects.

  26. Tanya Barnett

    I am so doing this for my next event! I love this so much! I love Chucks with all my heart!

  27. Dawn Gibson-Thigpen

    ok girl these are super cute and i love the personalized touch on the Converse Pro Blaz.

  28. Kendall Rayburn

    What a cool transformation! I had no idea you could paint shoes like that!

  29. Lauren

    Cuuuute Mimi! I never would have thought to spraypaint sneakers like that. You totally just gave me an idea to repurpose some shoes I thought I was done with but now I’m not. I can definitely give them a second life. You did that. I checked out the boyfriends jeans you will pair them with. I can’t wait to see your whole look.

  30. LaShon Renee

    They totally don’t look DIY! Good job!

  31. Eloise

    Never would have thought of this by myself, cute idea for the winter! I’ll have to pull out my sneakers and pick a pair to try this DIY idea on… love it!

  32. Tanya Barnett

    YOU know this is on my make now list! These are super cute!

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