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Upcycle Shoes with One of these Genius Ideas

Learn how to upcycle shoes using these 15+ fun tutorials. Revamp your entire footwear collection and make it perfect without spending a ton of money!

Over 15 Ways to Upcycle Shoes

Oh, the sweet (and slightly musty) smell of old shoes! There’s something almost magical about stumbling upon a forgotten pair at the back of the closet, isn’t there? They’ve been there for so long, quietly existing, waiting for the day they’ll either see the light of day or meet their end in a trash bin.

But hold up – don’t toss them out just yet! Why? Because we’re about to embark on a fantastic journey of transformation, where those old soles (pun intended) get a second chance to strut their stuff.

I’m going to show you some great ways to upcycle shoes.

Because let’s face it, we all have that pair of shoes. You know the ones I’m talking about: they’ve been with you through thick and thin, partied hard, maybe even witnessed a few fashion crimes (neon laces, anyone?).

And just when you think their journey has come to an end, along comes the cooler weather, and with it, a brilliant excuse to dive into your shoe collection for a little game of “What’s hot and what’s not.”

But before you get all Marie Kondo on your footwear, I have a proposition that might just tickle your fancy. Instead of bidding farewell to your once-beloved kicks, how about we give them a makeover so fabulous, they’ll be begging for a night out?

I’ve scoured the earth (okay, maybe just the internet) and gathered over 15 jaw-dropping, show-stopping, utterly fabulous ways to breathe new life into your old shoes.

From dyeing and painting to the art of decoupage, there’s a technique for every level of crafter to transform their tired loafers into the talk of the town.

So, lace up (or glue on, or paint over—whatever floats your boat) and let’s dive into this treasure trove of ideas.

Keep scrolling, because this is one adventure you won’t want to miss. And who knows? You might just end up with a brand-new pair of shoes without spending a dime.

Upcycle Shoes

Tired of your shoes? Or maybe you have a pair you love but they look worn out? Try one of these 15+ ways to upcycle shoes and you'll have a new pair!

Are you ready to upcycle shoes? Me too! Which tutorial are you going to try?? I’d love for you to check out these other tutorials as well:


Tuesday 19th of November 2013

Thanks for including me in this wrap up! so appreciated! xo

/Brittan of What She Would Have Worn