September 8, 2012

DIY Studded Sneakers

I finally stopped procrastinating and sat down to do some major DIY Sneaker Studding! I studded my vans whilst watching Grey's Season 5 in the background. Hope this helps you to make your own DIY Studded Sneakers.

DIY Studded Sneakers

You will need:
A pair of Sneakers
E6000 adhesive
200-250 Cone Spikes (Message the seller asking for his best price)
A container
A curvy grip or toothpick

How to Stud Vans

Squeeze some glue into your chosen container, I would use a water bottle cap. Using your applicator, apply a small amount of glue onto the back of the stud. I would use a toothpick but there was none on the day I decided to do away with procrastination so I used a hair curvy grip.
Then press the stud onto the shoe and hold it in place for a few seconds. I would recommend using a new or unwashed pair of Vans. My Vans had infact just come out of the wash so the canvas was soft and it was a massive challenge getting the stud to stay on. This made the job messier and more time-consuming.

Glue the spikes onto the sneakers going round horizontally.
After putting that one stud on, I decided to start with the heel cap. Don't ask why, lol.

The heel cap was easy to stud because the canvas on the part of the shoe was hard and steady. It's a little bit messier than it should be- my lack of hand sturdiness and general skill.

Voila, both heel caps done.
On to the main body of the shoe.

This is where you start to observe my lack of artsy skills, it gets even messier. Oh yes I also have the excuse about the canvas being too soft.
Continue to glue the spikes into place and fill in any bare spaces.

I ran out of studs along the way and the right foot suffered this misfortune- the left side of the right foot does not have a second line of studs and is missing a stud right in the middle of the front. Worry not, I have ordered more studs off eBay but this did not stop me wearing the shoes today as it is not that noticeable from a distance.
Leave the sneakers to dry for 24-72 hours. If you're a keen bean, at least overnight.
Enter my most fashionable weapons studded vans.

DIY Studded Vans

Studded Vans

Get your vans here and give it a go.
You'll probably do a much neater job than I did. Go on and show off by @'ing me on Twitter or Instagram.
All pictures shot with my loyal iphone because evil prevailed last weekend and a b*tch stole my camera. I'm working on getting a new one ASAP and I still have an outfit post to put up from last weekend before tragedy struck. Plus I've been following the NY Fashion Week happenings and with a month of fashion weeks ahead, I will have a bit to share with you.

7 thoughts on “DIY Studded Sneakers”

  1. Barbara says:

    these are fierce! would like to see some outfits where you rock these 🙂
    I studded a handbag and a top, please take a look at:
    Mine are a bit more casual wear 🙂

    1. fisayolonge says:

      Unfortunately, I sold the shoes before doing an outfit post on them.

      I checked yours out. Love the top especially! They look really good.

  2. Molly says:

    I LOVE these shoes, im going to do some of my own but cant find spikes like that anywhere! What was urs called on ebay? Or where else could i get some? Thankyou:)

    1. Fisayo Longe says:

      Just cone spikes! Have a look on Etsy as well. x

  3. DIY Studded Sneakers – Mirror Me
    Infinity Downline

  4. Marc james says:

    do you know what size spike you used for the black vans and can you please tell me where to buy

    1. Fisayo Longe says:

      Too long ago- I can’t remember, sorry! But I bought from Ebay.

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