I didn't take a pic of shoes 'before' but they were just like this but a little worn in
I found my inspiration outfit on Pintrest. I did look for orange shoes online but the cheapest I found was around $80.00. I felt that was too much to pay for something I would occasionally wear.
I researched shoe makeovers online and there are a lot of tutorials out there on how to spray paint shoes. But it has been too cold to do that outside. So I tried to paint them with enamel craft paint...which DID NOT work. Don't even try it - the paint will crack. I was about to give up hope when I found leather paint online. I thought that the risk was worth $15.00. And you can get a color palette on Amazon for around $30.00.
I peeled off the enamel paint and cleaned them up with acetone. I then
applied 3 coats of the leather paint. I let them dry for 24 hrs in between each coat. I applied 1 coat of Modge Podge. I wore them today and the paint did not crack. This paint is amazing and looks great. I see more painted shoe projects in my future.
After (please excuse the dirty insoles)