While I tend to feel pretty old anymore, shout out to my crap knees, I'm not old enough to actually remember when punk was born. I, in fact, wasn't even born yet. But there is something that I love about The Clash, Ramones and Sex Pistols that makes me feel oddly reminiscent. Go figure...
So when my sister wanted some stud covered flats I had no problem complying. There wasn't too much creativity involved in this project but I did one little thing that is going to drive some nuts but I totally dig. Rather than try my best to perfectly space the spots throughout the shoes, I totally, randomly placed these suckers in the most haphazard way I could muster.
In the end, they aren't perfectly symmetrical and I know that is a thing for a lot of people when dealing with their shoes but they are perfectly awesome. I just know my little sis is going to dig them. Maybe I'll send down a nice punk mix tape in her care package!
For this project you only need:
Take your studs and push them through the outside of your shoes. If you cannot push them through with your fingers alone, use an x-acto knife to make tiny slits for the arms of each stud to go through.
Take your pliers (preferably clean or paint, etc will rub off on your stud fronts) and pinch the arms inward. It will be more difficult to get to the ones in the toes but overall I found the pliers to be much more efficient than my usual studding tool, aka the butter knife.
After you get your studs randomly placed, run your finger around the inside to make sure that nothing is poking out. If so, bend inward toward the stud until the offense is gone.
Also, make sure your shoes fit. Studding up a pair of too small shoes is going to be a waste of time as they will be way too uncomfortable to wear. Take it from me, I sported these made in my sister's size which is a whole size smaller than mine and painfully sported them for some pics. While I loved how they look the discomfort was unpleasant. Happy Shoesday!