Spiked Shoes DIY
What I used:
- $15 flats from Target
- ~130 spikes (purchased on eBay for $5 per 100 shipped)
- E-6000 glue (dries completely clear without any lumpy glue globs)
What I did:
Started on the edge where the shoe met the foot. Glued first spike right in the center and then spread out to the sides.
Glued subsequent spikes in front of the foundational spikes from the above photo
Briefly considered stopping here, but decided a whole-shoe look would look better
On the first day of wear, I lost 3 spikes all along the edges of my toes (had no idea I accidentally kicked so many things throughout the day). I wound up just pulling off all the toe edge spikes to even it out. I liked the look of the edge spikes, but being clumsy just means they will keep falling off. I was worried that the glue would blemish the shoe, but there is absolutely no residue on it. Go E6000 for that!
On day 2, only 1 spike fell off. Overall, I'm pretty happy with the results!
- Non-permanently marked where I wanted to place my spikes prior to gluing them down. One shoe has slightly more spaced out spikes than the other and this would have been mitigated by better planning on my part.
- Wiped my shoes down before gluing. I'm wondering if any shoe residue would make the glue not stick as well.
Are you a spiked accessory fan?