On this step, your going to grab your shoe and plot imaginary lines where you want to cut. I recomend that you take a pic of your shoe and open it in a photo-editing program (I recomend GIMPshop!). outline the side, the back, and the tongue of the shoe.
Step 2: Choppin' away!
Cut away starting from where I started in the pic to the back of the shoe. Leave the little rubber arch on the shoe still, that will keep your shoe from falling off when you walk around.
Step 3: If its not clean,, clean it!
This steps optional for the ppl that dont clean shoes all the time (like me!). Grab a file (or an industrial sander) and your shoe. This step takes a LLOONNGG time, thats why its optional. Just sand down all the dirty splotches on the rubber parts of your shoe until its at a clean state. The white shoe is before and the brown is after. My brown one was far worse since it had marker on it from friends signing it (dont ask why) and mud stains.
Step 4: Shoe Laces
Cut your shoe laces down to 20-21 inches. Sry i dont have pics of these!