platforms all around
by Yume Ninja-Sovereign | January 1st, 2012
I’ve had a few dozen emails and requests regarding my platform sneakers that I diy’d for Sweet Streets.
However, I won’t be doing a tutorial for my shoes as I learned this method from a friend, and so it’s not my secret to give away! Sorry guys, but I can’t take credit for it.
Another friend of mine, Selina of SZMoon.NET, recently made her own inspired by those Platform Converse that everyone’s been buying off eBay! Selina is an awesome diy-super star as well so check her out!
My friend Kerli, is perhaps the most notable of all diy platform sneaker makers. She’s a master at shoe diy and you guys should totally check her out if you’re unfamiliar.
As for me, I added the duct tape as an afterthought. I didn’t want my shoes to fall apart, plus the neon color was just what I needed for Sweet Streets.
I learned a lot from making this first pair, so for my second pair I’m enlisting the help of my friend Joe, who is known for making crazy steampunk costumes, shoes, and props! We’re going to make these Jeremy Scott x 2NE1 winged Adidas rock.
I don’t know if I’ll do the full 6inches or even go above and beyond that. You’ll all have to wait and see!
More diy platforms or shoes? You can always browse the internet for inspiration.