Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with over 500,000 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 900 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join over 250,000 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 900 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join over 250,000 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Dashboard
Get special access to premium content, topic tracking and customizable tools through our AI-powered Dashboard.
AI + Human Methodology
Learn how Trend Hunter harnesses the power of artificial intelligence.
Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
eLearning (NEW)
Prepare for the year's ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our FREE Virtual events.
Free Webinars
During COVID-19, learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 500,000 cutting edge ideas.

40 Inventive DIY Footwear Designs

From Upcycled Denim Sandals to Chic Caviar-Capped Pumps

— November 19, 2012 — Fashion
Money might be getting a little tight as the Christmas holiday approaches but don't fret, these DIY footwear designs will give you new shoes without you risking bankruptcy.

For those who eat, sleep and breathe shoes, the hardest thing to do is to walk past a pair of sparking Jimmy Choos and realize you just do not have the funds. If you find youself in this predicament then you need to turn to more inventive ideas. Start looking at the existing shoes you already own and thinking of ways to change them. Not only will you be saving a large sum of money, but you'll be making something completely personalized. Only you and a handful of other people will be caught wearing them.

So embrace the holiday season by looking at this collection of DIY footwear ideas to get inspired.
6.5
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
40
DIY Removable Cleats
DIY Removable Cleats
Ice Claws Keep You On Your Feet During Winter Months
<
39
Funky Fruity Footwear
Funky Fruity Footwear
Dancretul Creates Custom DIY Orange Peel Adidas Sneakers
<
38
DIY Armadillo Slippers
DIY Armadillo Slippers
The DIY Unu Slippers by Robert Hankey are Completely Orginal
<
37
DIY Cap-Toe Heels
DIY Cap-Toe Heels
Create Your Own Version of This Season's Hottest Shoe Development
<
36
DIY Twinkling Toes
DIY Twinkling Toes
The LED Shoe Clips Will Light up Any Pair of Heels
<
35
DIY Canvas Kicks
DIY Canvas Kicks
Show Off Your Designer Skills on the Stance Collection
<
34
DIY Boot Re-Designs
DIY Boot Re-Designs
The 2 Bandits Accessories Make Your Footwear Prettier
<
33
DIY Imitation Couture Stockings
DIY Imitation Couture Stockings
The 'Trendy Girl' Miu Miu Socks are an Affordable Alternative
<
32
Fringed Furry Footwear
Fringed Furry Footwear
Style Bubble Payhalf Pumps Update Classic Black Heels
<
31
DIY Baby Shoes
DIY Baby Shoes
Preschoolians Personalized Footwear
<
30
DIY Americana Gear
DIY Americana Gear
This Fashion Drug 'Star Shorts' Tutorial is Patriotic and Ready for Summer
<
29
DIY Couture Stilettos
DIY Couture Stilettos
Upper Street Boutique Lets You Design Your Own Luxury Shoes
<
28
Transforming Eco-Shoes
Transforming Eco-Shoes
Be Your Own Designer with the Melissa Shoes & Gaetano Pesce DIY Bootie
<
27
Customizable Shoe Toys
Customizable Shoe Toys
The Delroy Dennisur Stance Project Brings DIY Artistry to Sneaker Culture
<
26
DIY Sprinter Shoes
DIY Sprinter Shoes
Nicolas Couch's 'Transition' Lets You Build Your Own Athletic Shoe
<
25
Self-Assembled Shoes
Self-Assembled Shoes
The Creo Shoe Concept Lets You Sew and Stitch Your Shoes Together
<
24
Thrifty Geometric-Patterned Pumps
Thrifty Geometric-Patterned Pumps
Fashion Magazine Recreates the Prada Fall 2012 DIY Platform
<
23
DIY Sneaker Designs
DIY Sneaker Designs
Sneakart Personalized Skins
<
22
DIY Mongolian Boots
DIY Mongolian Boots
Lao Hats' How-To Instructions for the Ulaanbaatar Military Boot
<
21
DIY Footwear
DIY Footwear
SimpleShoes.com
<
20
Modern Fairytale Shoes
Modern Fairytale Shoes
Lauren Tennenbaum Cinderella Pumps are Kryptonite for Fashionistas
<
19
Playful Prehistoric Pumps
Playful Prehistoric Pumps
These DIY Dinosaur Heels Will Have You Walking Like a T-Rex
<
18
DIY Milky Way Kicks
DIY Milky Way Kicks
The Goth Reform Space Vans Tutorial Rocks Your Old Sneakers in a New Way
<
17
DIY Hand Painted Sneakers
DIY Hand Painted Sneakers
Rachelle Williams Makes Super Mario Bros High-Tops
<
16
Planter Pumps
Planter Pumps
Cactus Shoes Will be Welcomed by Green Thumbs and Green Toes
<
15
DIY Metallic-Tipped Boots
DIY Metallic-Tipped Boots
These DIY Gold Tip Shoes Bring Flirty Vibes into One's Fall Wardrobe
<
14
DIY Tin Can Pumps
DIY Tin Can Pumps
The 'Pringle of Scotland' Metal Heels are Urban Chic
<
13
DIY Eco-Sandals
DIY Eco-Sandals
Crocheted Grocery Bags Make Sensible Plarn Shoes
<
12
DIY Dungeon Boots
DIY Dungeon Boots
Blogger Recreates Charles Anastase's Spiked, Sky-High Platforms
<
11
Adaptable DIY Stilettos
Adaptable DIY Stilettos
The Myshell256 Shoes Can Combine to Create 256 Different Designs
<
10
Couture Footwear DIYs
Couture Footwear DIYs
The Refinery 29 Painterly Pumps Tutorial is Affordably Chic
<
9
DIY Caviar-Capped Kicks
DIY Caviar-Capped Kicks
These 'a pair and a spare' Heels Customize and Update a Classic Shoe Style
<
8
DIY Superhero Kicks
DIY Superhero Kicks
The Easy Comic Book Heels are Crafty
<
7
High-Top Flip Flops
High-Top Flip Flops
Chuck Taylor Sandals are a Badass Beach Essential
<
6
DIY Custom Flip-Flops
DIY Custom Flip-Flops
Switchflops
<
5
DIY Leather Footwear
DIY Leather Footwear
Learn How to Make Hand-Made Viking Shoes From 'Earth and Living'
<
4
Upcycled Denim Sandals
Upcycled Denim Sandals
The Jeans Sandal Boots by DaniKshoes are Pants for the Feet
<
3
DIY Customized Flip-Flops
DIY Customized Flip-Flops
The Brit & Co. Blog Shows How to Dress up Your Shoes
<
2
Minimal Material Footwear
Minimal Material Footwear
The Lasso Slippers are Made Using a Single Piece of Felt
<
1
Customizable Strappy Sandals
Customizable Strappy Sandals
Go From Boring to Fabulous Using These DIY Gladiator Wrap Sandals
<