We’ve found a genius solution to the wallet-stress of following new trends and finding cute big shoes in our size. The new virtual pinboard site Pinterest (follow us) has brought out a whole new side of us that we’ve never seen before: it seems we we’re about to become passionate do-it-yourself crafters. Our favorite project thus far has been how to update our shoes instantly, and we had to share some of these fantastic ideas.
Us big feet women know how challenging finding a pair of shoes for our large feet can be, let alone finding a specific type or style in our size. Enter the do-it-yourself shoe updates for instant big shoe style in no time!
Simply take a pair of shoes you already own and hit any local crafts stores. Do you have a holiday work party approaching, but just can’t bear to wear your same old black pumps for the one-millionth time? Just a little glitter, ribbon, bow or zipper accent can create a totally new and unique look. For the more DIY challenged among us just buying a shoe clip can give any large shoe an instant upgrade and can be changed out whenever you need a new look. Here are a few we think are gorgeous:
Basic peep-toe pumps can be jazzed up with some glue and colored glitter. Are you looking for ballet flats that have a little something extra? Glue your choice of colored or patterned bow to the toe for an instant upgrade. A velvet or satin ribbon can be attached to the foot opening for a new trim (perfect way to achieve the trendy colorblock look!) A ribbon can also be tied in a bow and glued right above the heel.
Even a little piece of fabric with a fun print can be used as a new cap toe on old ballet flats. Or, with just a piece of masking tape and some neon paint, you can create your own color cap toe, as seen in the featured image.
And voila! Instant upgraded large sized shoes — Enjoy!
There’s no end to how far your creativity can take you, we love this brilliant tutorial from Lil Blue Boo which shows 12 ideas for a shoe makeover. It’s just perfect for big feet women everywhere who want fabulous big shoes without breaking the bank!
Do you have any other fantastic big shoe DIY ideas you think we should experiment with? Join the chat.