For lovers of the cherry-red soles of iconic Louboutins – or for those wanting to jazz up your old pumps with your choice of colored sole – score some leather paint at your local craft store (or online at Caningshop.com) – Angelus is the recommended brand – and paint the soles of your shoes! Don’t forget to mask the parts you don’t want to paint with painter’s tape and apply carefully…the paint will rub off with wear but is easy to apply. Use acetone to remove any bloopers. Seal your work with a coat of Angelus Matte Acryic Finisher. Since you’ll be walking on it, the paint will eventually wear away, but at least the visible part will remain cherry-red for as long as you want them to.
*Above, CharlotteRusse Patent Pumps, $22.99 (Buy one get one for $10!)
*Christian Louboutin Simple Pump, normally retails for $790, avail. for $474 here.
AWESOME! Should I do this in all my pumps? lol
Haha! It might take you alot of time! But why not? Even if you're not doing Louboutin-red, how about a sunny yellow or a sleek silver, just for the heck of it? You could even stick one of those sole non-slip grippies to the bottom (like from Dr. Scholls or whatever)- so that when you wear your shoes, the wear and tear happens on the sticker grip and not on your beautiful pain job!