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 has taken the humble sneak straight to runway chic with the simply addition of a little scrap leather and a couple of minutes of careful cutting.
Just take a look at the images below to see how posh these look. And you can probably tell exactly what she did, right? The addition of a piece of leather neatly covering all the laces is the sneaker version of a little black dress.
We’ve narrowed down her genius idea with a few explanatory images, but check out Geneva’s complete DIY here (as well as some of her other ideas).
Here’s what you’ll need, the most pertinent items being a pair of plain black lace-up sneakers, black leather, and a multi-hole punch. (Photo: A Pair & a Spare)
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)