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Our shoes are an essential part of our lives. We match our shoes with what we’re doing that day or what we’re wearing. Sneakers are the most common type of shoes we wear and sometimes we want to customize them a bit to show our personality. Here are over 20 sneaker refashion ideas to inspire you to update your kicks.
Whether you’re updating an old or new pair of shoes, there are a lot of great ways to show your style through a fun sneaker refashion project. So grab some paint, glue, feathers, or fur get refashioning.
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20+ Sneaker Refashion Ideas
DIY Lace Covered Sneaker Refashion
Cover your favorite pair of sneakers in lace. This adds a great texture and contrast.
Add your own designs and drawings to sneakers using paint. The options are endless and totally custom.
DIY Oxford Shoes
Recreate the iconic look of Oxford shoes with paint. Grab a pair of plain white shoes, sketch your designs, and start painting.
DIY Glitter Chucks
Add some sparkle to your Converse All Star sneakers with glitter. Getting some major Dorthy vibes here.
DIY Shoe Refashion with Fabric
Upgrade your sneakers by adding scraps of fabric to the tongue of the shoe.
DIY Studded Sneaker Refashion
Here’s another Converse All Star refashion using studs. I’m loving the variety of stud shapes and sizes used here.
DIY Purple Shoes
These shoes got an easy upgrade with fabric spray paint.
DIY Floral Shoe Refashion
I’ve featured these in my recent Spring Refashions but thought they deserved to be here too. These DIY floral shoes are so cute!
DIY Glitter Sneakers
Glitter shoes are trending ALWAYS! Here’s another take on how to create this sneaker refashion.
Glitter Painted Shoes
These glitter painted shoes are a more subtle way to add glitz to your kicks.
DIY Studded Sneaker Refashion
As a fan of adding studs to everything, this shoe refashion has me drooling. Create fun designs or highlight the shoes existing details with glue and studs.
Glitter and Gemstones Shoe Refashion
Combine glitter and gemstones to your shoes for a fun shoe refashion. This would be a great way to update an old shoes for a music festival.
Embroidered Cat Face Kicks
Add a simple cat face to a pair of shoes with embroidery floss. Meow!
Glitter Shoes Refashion
Adding glitter and crystals to your sneakers seems like the right idea for shoe refashioning.
Flower Embroidered Shoe Refashion
Add fun floral details with embroidery to your sneakers. These would look great with some raw cut jeans and a t-shirt.
DIY Polka Dot Shoe Refashion
Just add dots! These DIY polka dot sneakers were created with fabric paint.
Winged Shoe Refashion
Add these fun wings to your shoes for an easy and temporary upgrade.
DIY Needle Felted Heart Shoes
Love your shoes more by adding needle felted designs. This sneaker refashion idea has no glue dry time or glitter in sight.
DIY Tie-Dye Shoes Refashion
There’s one thing we know for sure and that’s that tie-tye will always be in fashion. Try tie-dying your shoes with this unique process.
Faux Fur Embellished Shoes
Add a little fuzz to your feet by adding scraps of faux fur on to your shoes.
There are so many ways to update your sneakers with paints, glitter, glue, studs, and fur. Which way will you update your shoes?
Have more sneaker refashion ideas? Share them in the comments below. :)
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