Comic book style shoes project
5th March 2014
I’ve been working on a little creative project recently. Comic book style shoes!
I got the idea from etsy.com where people took a plain pair of shoes and covered them with comic book panels. I’d always wanted a pair but I wasn’t prepared to pay the over the top prices that they’re sold for. I thought to myself “how hard can it be?” to make a pair of my own.
It’s a time-consuming process and it can get a bit frustrating but all in all it’s quite rewarding and I really enjoy it. I’m currently working on a pair for a friend of mine who is also a comic book lover. I’m hoping that the more I make the better I will get at it. But even so, I am really impressed with my first attempt.
I am genuinely thinking about making them to sell, but obviously at a much lower price than those on Etsy (for competitive reasons!). Even if I sell them for £15 a pair (US$25 approx.) I will still be making a profit. And then I will have to factor in postage costs. It also depends how cheap I can buy Mod Podge for as it’s made in the US and so isn’t cheap or easy to get your hands on here. It’s still a lot cheaper than £80 a pair that they are sold on Etsy for. I can make them either with flats or heels, and I can customise them for any particular comic book character.
What do you think of the comic book shoes? Would you like a pair?