Here is what you will need:
- Plain flats (mine cost only $7)
- Gold spray pain (on hand)
- Gold pyramid studs ($3/20)
- Masking tape
- Scrap paper
Start with a pair of plain flats, make sure they are cleaned on the surface.
Mask off the section that you want to be gold. The depth is your own choice. Make sure there are no gaps, and that the tape is as flat as possible. You do not want the gold to seep into the clean white space.
Once that is taped off take a scrap piece of paper and cover the rest of the shoe so that the spray paint does not sprinkle all over the shoes. Once the spray paint is on, let the paint dry in front of a fan or just air dry. The paint will need to be completely dry before any tape is peeled off. Remove the paper and tape and make sure lines are straight.
Decide where you want to place the studs. Push the pins of the stud into the material so that there is an impression. Use a thick sewing needle in order to pierce through the shoe and then push the stud through. Use pliers to flatten the pins in the inside of the shoe. Repeat where ever you add studs.
I thought that the inside would irritate with the studs but I could not feel them at all. One tip I would recommend when purchasing ‘cheaper’ shoes is to get half a size larger and use gel cushions in the back so that the shoes will be comfortable enough to wear.