Shoe editors/makers/mod help?

THIS IS MY CHALLENGE! Before the end of summer, I want these shoes: http://www.modcloth.com/Womens/Shoes/Wedges/-Honey-Pie-Wedge They are the cutest things I've EVER seen!

If you have any suggestions on how to accomplish ANY of it, please let me know!!

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7 replies since 3rd March 2011 • Last reply 3rd March 2011

Wow those are awesome! I <3 modcloth.com! Is the problem that they are sold out, or that the are $115.00?

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My suggestion: Buy a cheap pair of plain wedges and some gingham fabric.
Cut off all but a centimeter of the straps already on the wedge and sew strips of the gingham (with fusible lining inside, so they hold up) onto them.
Then put them on, tie the bow on the toe, take them off and tack it down, if you want.
Also, If you wanted to go all out with it, you could glue gingham fabric onto the part where your foot goes (what is that called?!) I'd be too lazy to bother with that, tho

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Hey I was looking around and you can find pairs on ebay that have similar wooden platform soles. They are pretty reasonably prices too. If you bought a pair like these in the picture, you could easily sew the ginham fabric to be the same size as the fabric already on the shoe and then hand sew it to lay on top of the original fabric, or to completly cover it, your choice. If you bought a stappy pair like in the pic, I wouldnt suggest cutting any thing off, because it might comprimise the intergirty of the shoe. Anyway thats what I came up with! Hope it helped a little XD

Heres the pic from ebay. I just searched for wooden platforms in the womens shoes section.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/pascailpamela/5492761985/" title="2011-03-02 15.38.16 by pamela pascali, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5293/5492761985_f637c16a16.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="2011-03-02 15.38.16" /></a>

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Chuckee: That's called a sole Happy But, those instructions sound great! Thanks Happy

Pammerz: THANKS!!! I'll mos def look it up on EBay! If I make these shoes, I'll be inclined to post a link for you to see! Happy Thanks for the help!

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@Cassie: I think I knew that, I just get brain-addled a lot... =P

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Don't forget to check other places that sell wedges. I know right now that Target and Kmart have tons of wedges, and most pairs only cost between $20 and $25 and they look like they can be modded easily.

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Walmart has these
http://www.walmart.com/ip/L.e.i.-Women-s-Goldie-Cork-Wedge-Sling-Back-Sandals/15155309
which look like they would be really easy to mod, since you could superglue the gingham to the fabric on the shoe and it would bond better than gluing to faux leather or trying to stitch the gingham onto the shoe.

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