The always crafty and always well-dressed blogger Geneva of A Pair & a Spare just posted an incredible sneaker makeover we absolutely had to share. She’s taken the humble sneak to runway chic with the addition of a little scrap leather plus some careful cutting.
Take a look at the photo below to see how posh these look. You can probably tell exactly what she did on sight, right? A little leather covering the laces is the sneaker version of the little black dress.
We’ve narrowed down Geneva’s project to a few explanatory images, but check out her complete DIY here (as well as some of her other brilliant ideas).
The most pertinent items you’ll need are a pair of plain black lace-up sneakers, black leather, and a multi-hole punch. (Photo: A Pair & a Spare)
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Measure and cut your leather so that when placed on your shoes it covers the laces; then cut the fringe about ¾ of the way through. For a more finished look like Geneva’s, trim the fringe ends to symmetrical points. (Photo: A Pair & a Spare)
Thread the laces through to hold the leather in place and — voilà! (Photo: A Pair & a Spare)
How cool is that? These gussied-up sneakers are definitely made for walkin’. (Photo: A Pair & a Spare)
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